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Fitness Studio Offers Grade Schoolers a Class in Pole Dancing

| by Michael Allen

The Twisted Grip Dance and Fitness Studio in Duncan, British Columbia, Canada is offering weekend pole-dancing aerobics classes this fall aimed at children, reports the National Post.

The classes, called 'Little Spinners,' will run on Saturdays for an hour at $70 a session.

Studio owner and instructor Kristy Craig told the National Post: “My existing students were asking about it for their children. They were saying, ‘My daughter plays on my pole at home all the time, I’d love her to actually learn how to do things property and not hurt herself.'"

Several girls, some as young as 5, and one boy are enrolled in the class.

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Craig, who first took a pole dance class four years ago, said: “I treat it just like gymnastic classes…. I don’t teach any of the adult moves."

“For competitions they actually have rules and regulations that there can be nothing sexual, or any article of clothing removed, and in some you aren’t allowed to wear high heels. The sexuality is being taken out of it. It’s highlighting the gymnastic, athletic and circus acrobatics aspect."