Pole dancing has evolved over the past ten years, becoming a favorite workout and an organized gymnastic competition. There are those that believe poling is provocative; that it’s only associated with stripping and gives a sexual connotation. But, what people need to see is that pole dance can be considered a sport. There are many pole dance studios around the world, which makes the game not only national, but international as well. Many students of the dance studio admit that pole dancing is a great way to exercise, get fit and it also inspires and empowers them. There are many reasons why pole dancing ought to be recognized as a game and perhaps one day become an Olympic sport.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if a rod exercise athlete wins an Olympic medal? Before pole dancing could be regarded as a sport it has to be handled by an international federation that guarantees that the sport’s activities follow the Olympic Charter. If it’s widely practiced all around the world and meets a certain quantity of criteria established of the IOC’s, and draft an official petition for consideration by the international Olympic committee. The national federations administering those sports are affiliated to them. While preserving their independence and autonomy in the administration of their sports, International Sports Federations seeking IOC recognition must make certain that their statutes, practice and activities conform to the Olympic Charter.
Poling is an innovative and trendy means of working out. It depends on important upper body strength, flexibility, and body endurance. Pole dancing isn’t your typical gym exercise. It lacks the requirement of heavy gear. The only weight it takes is your own body’s mass. This sport can be geared towards toning muscles, and classes can make girls feel athletic yet arty and confident at the same time. Pole fitness is for women of all shapes, sizes, ages, and backgrounds. Women have been looking for a change in their own exercise routines and pole dance provides that modification. The game develops self-confidence and wholesome bodies all around the world.
Timothy Trautman, President of the International Pole Sports Federation was recently interviewed with”Buzzfeed” he said that he would love for pole fitness to be in the 2016 Olympics. Tim goes on to state,”having pole dance in the Olympic Games is the only way for people to realize that pole dancers are incredible athletes:”They have such grace and elegance and they absolutely belong in the Olympics. But we do fight the stereotype that it’s for strippers.” “We must take some of the eroticism from the moves and also take off the high heels.” “We are going to frame it as these are athletes that you’re watching”, Trautman says. (Stewart/ Trautman, It’s Gonna Be a While Before Pole Dancing Is in the Olympics)
There were a total of 12 new events that debuted at 2014 Sochi Olympics. The ski halfpipe (men’s and women’s), ski slopestyle (men’s and women’s), snowboard slopestyle (men’s and women’s), snowboard parallel slalom, women’s ski jumping, biathlon mixed relay, a new figure skating team event and luge team relay. For the first time, pole is going to be featured at a significant event.
Like the majority of the events featured in the Sochi Olympics this year, pole dance contest administrators hold strict requirements for its competitors that must be followed to compete. Based on the article Pole Dancers Buff Image with Rules and a Dress Code, among the written regulations there is no dancing in an overtly erotic way. No back end shaking and no hats, canes and anything that’s not considered attached to the costume. They support disqualification for intentionally removing items of clothing, prohibit outfits from being used in an erotic fashion and need neckline of no lower than eighty (80) millimeters from clavicular notch. (Gulyas, Pole Dancers Buff Image with Rules and a Dress Code).
We must continue to spread consciousness so that everyone will know that pole dancing should be an Olympic sport. Mainly because it is truly as difficult a sport as gymnastics or ice skating, pole dancers train tough and there are pole dance fitness communities fighting to make it into the Olympics. I strongly believe that great conduct within a pole team may also contribute to each pole dancer’s personal growth, so why not promote it? Pole is a lifestyle for all!