Today, the pole dance industry is gaining momentum at an insane pace. It is clear that women, always striving for beauty and grace, go to classes. Men, engrossed in curiosity and competitive spirit, also come to the pole halls. Not so long ago, and children’s groups began to slowly appear first in the USA, then in Europe
Undoubtedly, the question arose in society: how ethical is this and how beneficial for the health of the child? Many attribute pole dance to the origin in strip clubs, someone from yoga on a pole is Mallakhamb, but we tend to believe more in the negative, so opponents believe that the pole is definitely a
They are echoed by lovers to talk about health: one side of the muscles of the polers, in most cases, is pumped quite strongly and problems with the spine are possible if you do not follow this.
All opinions are divided into two irreconcilable camps, which prove to each other their own. On the one hand, the pole is an “adult toy”, which most people associate with the phallic symbol and the method of seduction. On the other hand, “There are no vulgar mouths, there are vulgar ears,” and all these tales of striptease and obscenity are just atavism, which will eventually die like a tail.
If suddenly for some reason in your life the question arose: pole dance – an activity for children or not? It is worth disassembling it in detail.
The general direction of pole dance has long been divided into acrobatics, artistic and exotic. Each has its own characteristics, regarding which it is worth making the final decision. What usually bothers parents? That pole is an erotic dance genre where children are not allowed to enter. The main argument: the child pole dancing is debauchery. In clubs there are poles that are used for their intended purpose, psychologists say that having brought a daughter to pole dance, she is already unconsciously allowed to work as a stripper, social advertising shows the pole, not from the children’s side. As a result, having read and seen enough of all this, parents issue a verdict: the kids’ pole dance is a taboo!
On the back of the barricade are those who look at the pole as a shell. As statistics show, these are mainly people with a sports past and present, in which there is a place for a sports hall and a pole. They understand that acrobatics does not carry erotic movements or sensuality, but is associated only with the formation and development of all basic physical qualities, as well as the child’s self-confidence and ability to express himself through dance. At competitions in children’s pole dance, the main evaluation criteria are taken from gymnastics. Judges evaluate the complexity of the elements, their quality, the flexibility of the polers.
Purely theoretically, a chair or sofa can also be called an erotic subject, but no one forbids children to sit on them. Then the camera is also very ambiguous: you can shoot daisies, and you can have child porn. What matters is what we do with them, and not the subject of the impact. All the “cockroaches” in our heads and only in connection with this we commit acts and draw conclusions.
This is an ethical issue. From a health point of view, too, things are not so smooth. A lot of articles have been written on the topic of how important it is for polers to pump up the “uncomfortable” side and to stretch the worker further. With children, a similar situation: it is very important to monitor the uniform development of muscles. Of course, in gymnastics (from which the majority of foundations were taken to the child pole), there is also a strong side, the leading leg or arm and one part of the body are more powerful than the other. But this bias is stronger or weaker than on the pole, it will be possible to say only when the modern generation of children who have gone to study now grows up. They, as pioneers, are a very clear example to the rest.
So, before giving your child to pole sports, weigh all your pros and cons, get acquainted with several studios and trainers who teach classes, attend a trial lesson, and see what exactly they do. If something seemed frank or not right, take the child, everything is simple. If everything works out, carefully monitor the health of his spine and the formation of the muscle corset so that the sport does not cripple the unformed body.
A pole …. and what a pole? He is submissive to all ages (as a rule, from 3 years old, as in gymnastics). Everywhere there is a certain line that should not be crossed for ethical reasons (exotic pole dance, for example, is clearly not for kids. But nominations in tricks / acrobatic or artistic – why not) and carefully monitor your health so that there are no problems with the spine. A pylon, like a log or a machine, is the foundation on which flexibility, strength, endurance, posture and a good mood of the child are superimposed!
But is not this the most important thing for mom?
Almost every Pole Dance school accepts children, special training programs are developed for them and competitions are held.
At what age should I give my child to Pole Dance?
The question of when can start child pole dancing is debatable. Some studios are recruiting from four to five years old, others are recruiting children six to eight years old, while others start working only with 12-13-year-olds.
The main point in this matter is the physical development of the child. You should not start professional sports very early; you can harm an unformed organism. Simple preparatory training, on the contrary, will benefit the child and help him develop correctly. Consult with a pediatrician, pay attention to how your child tolerates the load and how ready to remember ligaments. Talk to the trainer, attend a trial lesson and only then make the final decision.
With regard to world practice, children from six years old are allowed to compete. This is the youngest age category, that is, the minimum threshold for professional studies.
Benefits of Pole Sport
The choice of pole sports for a child allows you to:
- ensure proper and comprehensive development, maintain muscle tone and develop stamina;
- align your posture and reduce harmful stress on the back;
- learn to control your body and cope with fears (for example, fear of heights);
- to develop musicality, rhythm, plasticity due to the choreographic element in training and ligaments;
- to develop independence and a sense of responsibility for their own actions;
- make a child a professional athlete (the earlier the classes begin, the more opportunities for implementation in this area);
- get enough physical fitness to move to another sport when such a desire appears.
Psycho therapist’s opinion
With pole dance, children experience sensations of joy, euphoria, and expertise. They amuse themselves with such training procedures, where the youngster comprehends the personal enhancement and also development and also they develop their self- self-confidence.
Pole dancing professionally have direct (positive body picture, improving fitness, prevent obesity), and indirect benefits (socialization, feelings of competence-joy, boost self-esteem).
They experience fewer feelings of stress, unhappiness, exhaustion, confusion, stress and anxiety as well as high energy degrees, self-esteem and also self-confidence. Aerial balancings are most definitely really amusing which is why it attracts a lot of people due to the fact that you work out and also have fun at the same time! Specifically for children, it resembles a playground due to the fact that they climb or shake up!
So when the workout is combined with fun there is more readiness and also a great state of mind. As a result, kids took part in such an intriguing, amusing and also eye-catching sport boost their possibilities to commit themselves to it with all the advantages that this involves.
Completing this case study, we can safely conclude that Pole Dance and aerial balancings are a mix of artistic and balanced acrobatics, dancing and also acrobatics which manage to combine exceptional training while keeping the fun experience aspect. This aspect of fun maintains children completely present as well as not bored throughout the training process.
Exercise and be happy!