Fighting for Respectability

Fighting for Respectability

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*** The views I have expressed as the author of this blog are mine and mine alone and do not necessarily represent the views of UPA or its associates.” *** A few days ago something popped up on my Facebook feed that I found tremendously interesting. It was a reference to a YouTube-housed pole dance
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Mr. Pole Dance Australia

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David Aeon Featured in Herald Sun – Mr. Pole Dance Australia Coming Soon!

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For only the second time, Mr. Pole Dance Australia is happening and we can’t wait to see the results! This is truly a one of a kind pole dance competition because it’s the only one that is MALE ONLY! This year the winner receives $1,000, a weekend trip, a pole to install at home and
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Pole Dancing In Kenya – Women’s Health Magazine Surveys Readers

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Written by HealthyWoman Magazine Kenya “Using a random selection demographic of our readers, HealthyWoman set out to find out if Kenyans would ever take to the pole. Only 30 per cent of the group got excited by the prospect and said they would start immediately. The idea did not quite excite men, but a brave
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Pole Dance Documentary Wins at New Zealand Film Awards!

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Pole, Dancer, Movie starring Israeli native, Neta Lee Levy, won the Best Game On Award last night at The Documentary Edge International Film Festival in New Zealand. The film, directed by Isri Halpern, “avoids cliches and presents, with extraordinary honesty, a complex female character, striving courageously toward her truth.” Congrats, Neta and Irsi!

Help With Pole Research! Take This Survey!

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At this year’s Pole Expo in September 2014, Andrea Nia Burks will be presenting research on pole dancing. To help gather this information, Burks is asking pole dancers and enthusiasts at all levels to participate in a short survey she is conducting. See her message below and take the survey to help a pole sister
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United Pole Artists Speaks With Viral Video Sensation Emma Haslam

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Last week, a video of a plus-size pole dancer was launched on YouTube. It received so much attention that it went viral and at the time of writing this article has reached over 200k views. That video was of Emma Haslam, owner of Emma’s Pole Dancing in the UK, preparing for the Lincolnshire Pole Championships which
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Judge me, judge me not

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Social stigma: the extreme disapproval of, or discontent with, a person on the grounds of characteristics that distinguish them from other members of a society. The recent “pole coming out” movement has made me think about the social stigma that goes hand-in-glove with pole dancing. Does it seem like we as humans are awfully quick to generalize
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