Pole dancing, as done in strip clubs, is the new trend for kids.
Children, as young as seven years of age, are being taught and encouraged to use pole dancing moves as a form of exercise, causing an uproar in Sydney, Australia.
The Australian Family Association said the classes were inappropriate. “There are plenty of exercise tools out there. Why choose a pole, the classic phallic symbol of the pornographic world?” spokeswoman Angela Conway said.
“By putting children in a pole dancing exercise class you’re teaching children a sexual body language that they don’t know the meaning of but adults do,” she said.
“It’s not slutty or anything. I’ve seen pole dancing on TV and they don’t do anything like that here,” Julie the 42-year-old mother of Angela said. “It’s building up her strength after she got ill and it doesn’t put too much pressure on her muscles. She’s much stronger, healthier and more confident.”