Originally Posted by helicase50
The issue with clothing and pole dancing is that the clothing can restrict movement and how you cling or stay on the pole. Certain fabrics will stick when you don't want or slip when you don't want.
But yes, it is like gymnastics, bars mainly, but some skills from beam and floor. You just take them into a different position.
And lots of smileys for you helicase ...
The clothing is a HUGE safety issue... if you don't stick, you fall; or if you stick when you don't want to, then you don't slide properly. And falling hurts bad. There are holds that you need skin from your belly to keep you from falling!
And to the post above about the little girls in the Olympics ... yep you are probably right, but that doesn't keep gymnastics out of the Olympics and thats a big issue with them.