Check out this great article from The Washington Post on how pole dancing has changed and pole dancing competitions:
Don’t ask Amy Guion if she’s a stripper. That’s so 2007.
Today, you say, “You must be strong!” or, “My friend does that” when you meet someone like Guion, a professional pole dancer whose clothes stay on.
“That’s the biggest indicator for me that things are different,” she says.
An activity that for years was synonymous with strip clubs, pole dancing is now not only a Groupon-approved alternative to step aerobics for suburban moms but also one that has gone the way of karaoke and cooking: It’s competitive, right down to national anthem kickoffs, sponsors with names such as Bad Kitty, and industry idols including Kyra Johannesen.
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