You thought you left cliques behind in high school. As adults, sadly we find out that they still exist. So does bad-mouthing and
gossiping. When you started pole dancing, hopefully most of your friends and family supported you. But most of us have that one person (or sometimes more than one person) who looks down at you. They tell everyone you're a slut because you pole dance. They bring your children into it by saying you're a bad mother for what you're doing.
For what -- working out?
We can't deny that some of the general public regards pole dancing as stripping. Perhaps we will never change their minds. Rather than focusing on those negative people that you can never make happy, we thought we'd talk about some of the more positive people who support our pole community. Those who can embrace the fact that pole dancing can be sexy AND athletic.
At The Girl Spot, we have met so many amazing men and women from the pole industry. Whether in person or online, the pole dancing community does have lot of love to share. Today we thought we would highlight two pole sisters who promote positivity in the industry!
Tracee Kafer [link: http://www.traceekafer.com/] is a choreographer and instructor at Body & Pole and Sacred Studio in New York City. Tracee believes "pole dancing can create a deeper knowledge of self, of life’s experiences, and of the connections we have to one another. And every time I prepare a PoleOgraphy piece (Tracee's class at Body & Pole) for my students, I get so excited in anticipation of creating and experiencing movement with them. To see them give themselves over to a style or emotional experience, and gain confidence as pole dancers is wonderful. I get so inspired watching their interpretations of my movement, and seeing them grow in their acceptance of their bodies, and in their pole artistry. It helps me affirm my own growth and
acceptance of my body; strengths and weaknesses. Every time I walk in the door for class and see them return week after week, I am truly honored by their presence and dedication. I'm lucky to have them."
Jennifer from PoleSkivvies is also another positive influence in the pole industry. Jennifer recently started the Make A Difference Award [link:
Jennifer wrote a great blog about why she is looking for people who not only influence the pole world, but also give back beyond the pole community. You can read that post here: http://poleskivvies.com/pole-dancing-clothing/2012/02/on-and-off-the-pole/. We love this quote: "See, if there’s one thing I’ve loved about my pole journey, it’s been the amazing people it’s allowed me to meet. I have friends all around the world that I never would have had, all because of our love for pole. More than that, though, I have a community of people around me who keep motivating me to be better, to strive for my dreams, and to live my life to the
So whether you are meeting dancers all over the world, or you are just happy to have your pole family here in our studio, at The Girl Spot, we love supporting those who are a positive influence on our pole community. We love and appreciate all of you!
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