The second you say you’re a pole dancer, someone has an immediate reaction. Some good, some bad and some just outright confused!

Here’s a list of the most common things we all hear. What did we miss? Let us know what people say to you when you tell them you pole dance.


  1. Oh you pole dance….so you’re a stripper?



2. I’ve always wanted to try it but I need to lose weight first



3. Can you sit on my pole?



4. What do you parents/partner think of that?






5. How did you get into pole dance?



6. My partner would never let me do that.



7. Your partner must love that (wink wink)



8. Does your work know you do that?








9. I’ve heard that’s great for your core/upper body



10. How much for a dance?



11. Wow. You must be so strong.



12. (Show someone a picture of you pole dancing) IS THAT YOU?


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Shayne Evans
Shayne is originally from Sydney, Australia and resides in Los Angeles, USA. Shayne has a Diploma of Property, a Bachelor of Business (Event Management) and a Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations). She joined UPA team in 2014 is is currently the Head of Marketing & PR. Shayne is the owner of Vertical Life PR which is the only publicity company in the world for pole dancers and aerial arts. She represents many pole and aerial dancers from around the world through her media company. She began pole dancing in 2007 and has been heavily involved in the industry since. She travels the world reporting on pole events judging and live streaming.


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