By Alina at parenting.com
What ever happened to good ol' ballet class?Photo source: Elislike, Wikimedia Commons
This weekend, The Stir blogged about Tantra Fitness, a workout studio based in Canada that currently offers pole dancing classes and private lessons…to kids. As young as 5 years old.
"Kids love the pole," studio owner Tammy Morris told the Ottawa Citizen. "If anything, it's hard to get them off it because they're such naturals." Morris says the focus of their pole dance instruction is fitness and technique, not stripping. Though the studio's Exotic Dance and Lap Dance classes have strict age requirements, kids can sign up for the rest of Tantra's classes as long as they have signed permission from a parent. Morris is even considering starting a Mommy and Me (!!!) pole dance class.
"Children have no (erotic) association with the pole whatsoever. Unless you teach someone how to grind and make reference to taking off your clothing, there's nothing wrong with it," she told the newspaper, arguing that kids see