Dance Articles > Are the Olympics ready for ... pole dancing?

Discussion in 'Dance Articles' started by Terpsichorean Clod, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. TinyDancer109

    TinyDancer109 Well-Known Member

    TC, I think this is the most I have ever seen you post in a single thread. ;)
  2. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

  3. Ithink

    Ithink Active Member

    Not sure what's more amazing: the video or the part about you showing a pole-dancing video to your parents, lol:) That's pretty awkward viewing to say the least!
  4. flashdance

    flashdance Active Member

    I will join you! (secretly I've always wanted to give it a go for some bizarre reason) We need a name for our act though?

    Flashpants feat.TotallyCool (to protect the innocent from knowing who we are!)

  5. DanceJoy

    DanceJoy Member

    naw they appreciated it for the athleticism required.... they thought it was really cool... not awkward at all. maybe I just have liberal parents lol because we were also watching belly dancing videos and my mom commented on how "that girl was just moving her boobies around independently from the rest of her body"... my dad was impressed as well.
  6. jerseydancer

    jerseydancer Active Member

    OMG thank you for the posts, i had no idea how athletic and beautiful it is. whaoo!!! i am voting to add this to olympics
  7. wonderwoman

    wonderwoman Well-Known Member

    V impressive considering a lot of us can't move our legs and not move our arms and vice versa lol
  8. DanceJoy

    DanceJoy Member

    youtube "sadie bellydance" and those were the videos that we were watching... I would post a link here but I think I just hijacked the thread enough.
  9. Terpsichorean Clod

    Terpsichorean Clod Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a plan, Flashpants! I'm in! ;)
  10. Terpsichorean Clod

    Terpsichorean Clod Well-Known Member

    I think you should continue making this thread more useful. ;)
  11. Terpsichorean Clod

    Terpsichorean Clod Well-Known Member

  12. DanceJoy

    DanceJoy Member

    well since a moderator told me I could...

    These were the videos I showed my parents:
    Drum Solo:
    2:53 is the move that prompted my mother to comment on her boobie moving ability lol

    here are two other videos I found... both are equally mesmerizing... the first :shock: I think she is an alien!!!!
  13. Terpsichorean Clod

    Terpsichorean Clod Well-Known Member


    Thanks for sharing, DanceJoy!

    Now I want a tailsuit with tassels...
  14. DanceJoy

    DanceJoy Member

    can you imagine her doing samba???? i mean, I know 2 different dance styles, but jeez with her isolation abilities she would do some craaaazy stuff!!

    I actually once studied Laban Movement Analysis, and I was watching her videos for my final project (comparing to irish step dancing)... it is pretty fascinating how they get the hips to move by pushing their weight into the floor through their legs (rather than using the abdomen muscles to pull the hips up if that makes any sense).. that frees the muscles in the abdomen to move her chest around or do the flutters.. thus, she is able to isolate her hip action from the action in the rest of the torso.

    sorry for the info overload and way off topic-ness!!!! I couldn't resist... she fascinates me!!!
  15. tangotime

    tangotime Well-Known Member

    Its only a NO step and a Jump from Pole vaulting :rolleyes:
  16. Terpsichorean Clod

    Terpsichorean Clod Well-Known Member

    :shock: I would lose my eyeballs. :razz:
  17. Terpsichorean Clod

    Terpsichorean Clod Well-Known Member

  18. DanceJoy

    DanceJoy Member

    I think that my jaw would be permanently attached to the floor afterwards!!!

    Methinks this is TC's favorite thread ;)
  19. Br0nze

    Br0nze Active Member

    I have a friend who does this style of dance; she is only starting out, but she is awesome to watch. It's only a matter of time before she gets ridiculously good. She gave Ballroom a try, but sad to say, that infatuation did not last.

    Having said that, this is a ridiculously athletic endeavor. If what we consider what we [Ballroom dancers/hip hoppers/modern dancers] do challenging and demanding, this is a step beyond it. This is acrobatics, yoga, pilates, gymnastics and dance rolled into one thing, for lack of other words. It's... sick... in a good way.

    In terms of it becoming an Olympic sport, I doubt it ever will. The whole pole and half-naked aspect of it would have to change, and that would change what the sport is about... which means it loses its uniqueness.

    Just my .02.
  20. DanceJoy

    DanceJoy Member

    actually, they would need to keep the nakedness because you need the bare skin to maintain friction on the pole or else you would never be able to hang on. Of course, if they got rid of the pole, then they wouldn't need the friction. But then they would just be rolling around on the floor, which wouldn't be nearly as cool lol

    That being said, I don't know what the purpose is for the high heels....

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