Friday, November 30, 2007

Celebrities on a Pole - Dancing

Kim Kardashian - Pole Dancing
Kim Kardashian - Up a Pole

Even celebrities are taking to the pole, pole dancing that is.

Although many may consider pole dancing a relatively new phenomena, it's actually been around for some time according to Vertical Dance.

Vertical Dance traces pole dancing to the American depression era, when a traveling fair would set up sides' shows in small tents surrounding the main tent.

One of the tents was set up for the erotic Hoochi Coochi dancers.

The Hoochi Coochi dancers performed hip moments similar to the belly dancers and the bump and grind movements of burlesque dancers.

Tori Spelling - Pole Dancing
Tori Spelling - Pole Moves

Due to the small size of the tent and the large crowds of onlookers, the Hochi Coochi dancers would approach the tent pole and begin to dance with it.

Eventually, tent poles evolved into dance poles.

In the US, UK and Australia, pole dancing is a popular exercise, as well as a form of entertainment, and its popularity is spreading to many parts of the world.

Pole dancing is evolving into a fun fitness workout routine, since it seems to be more fun than going through a vigorous workout schedule.

Many personal trainers know that pole dancing really helps strengthen the leg and thigh muscles and flatten and tighten your abs.

No wonders that celebrities from coast to coast have been limbering up to the pole for a spin or two.

Kim Kardashian, Tori Spelling, Paris Hilton, Jessica Alba, Jessica Simpson have been seen gliding around on a pole.

Model on a Dance Pole Modeling wearing Leg Wear and Corset
Models take to the Pole to Display Leg Wear

Whether for a movie shot or just for fun and exercise.

In fact, Kim Kardashian, as well as many other celebrities, has a dance pole in her home.

Modeling fashions on a pole has even caught on with the early morning television shows.

On a recent UK - GMTV early morning television show focusing on leg wear, a leg wear model took to the pole instead of the runway to display the latest in leg wear and tights for the winter.

The models, wearing corsets and black mini skirts took to the pole, striking poses with both legs up in the air and spinning provocatively.

A GMTV spokeswoman said: "Pole-dancing is the latest keep fit craze and is great for upper body strength and toning so we thought it would be a fun way to illustrate these tights."

To see the wonders of pole dancing up close, take a look at Miss Pole Dance UK 2006 - Winner - Tracey Simmonds

For more video glimpses into the world of pole dancing watch The Art of Pole Dancing DVD review and the Pole Dancing for Fitness.

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