Pole dancing has developed over the past ten years, becoming a popular workout and a coordinated gymnastic competition. There are those that think poling is provocative; that it’s only connected with stripping and gives a sexual connotation. But, what people need to see is that pole dance could be considered a sport. There are many pole dance studios around the world, making the sport not only national, but international as well. Many students of the dance studio acknowledge that pole dancing is a great way to exercise, get fit and in addition, it inspires and empowers them. There are lots of 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 pole exercise athlete wins an Olympic medal? Before pole dancing could be regarded as a sport it must be handled by an international federation which guarantees that the sport’s actions follow the Olympic Charter. If it is widely practiced all around the world and meets a certain amount 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 conserving their independence and autonomy in the administration of their sport, International Sports Federations seeking IOC recognition must ensure that their statutes, practice and actions conform to the Olympic Charter.
Poling is an innovative and fashionable way of working out. Pole dancing is not your normal gym exercise. It lacks the requirement of heavy gear. The only weight it takes is your own body’s mass. This game can be geared towards toning muscles, and courses can make women feel athletic yet artistic and confident at the same time. 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 over the world.
Timothy Trautman, President of the International Pole Sports Federation was recently interviewed using”Buzzfeed” he said that he would love for pole fitness to be in the 2016 Olympics. But we do fight the stereotype that it’s for strippers.” “We have to take some of the eroticism out of 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.
There were a total of 12 new events that debuted at 2014 Sochi Olympics. In hopes, with time pole dance will make it to a list of debuts. For the first time, pole will be featured at a major event.
Like the majority of the events featured in the Sochi Olympics this year, pole dance competition administrators hold strict requirements because of its rivals that have to be followed to compete. Based on the article Pole Dancers Buff Image with Rules and a Dress Code, one of the written regulations there is not any dance in an overtly erotic manner. No rear 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, ban costumes from being used in an erotic fashion and need neckline of no lower than eighty (80) millimeters from clavicular notch.
We have to continue to spread consciousness so that everybody will know that pole dancing should be an Olympic sport. Mainly because it’s truly as difficult a game 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 good conduct within a pole team may also contribute to every pole dancer’s personal growth, so why not promote it? Pole is a lifestyle for all!