Pole dancing has gained popularity as a form of exercise with increased awareness of the benefits to general strength and fitness.
These forms of exercise increases core and general body strength by using the body itself as resistance, while toning the body as a whole.
This mode can be used to complete more experienced pole moves, make moves easier to complete and to add a more dramatic effect to the move. The static mode is when the pole cannot rotate and is in a fixed position.
These poles are made with clear plastics and contain water, glitter, and special reflective materials which stand out when used in conjunction with strobe lighting, as well as lighting hidden in their base joists.However, these poles are not favorable to a dancer wanting to achieve better pole tricks, as they bend slightly and have a tendency to create a friction burn when slid down with any sort of speed.These poles can easily be removed, dismantled and transported into cases to different locations.Poles come in a variety of diameters – 50mm, 45mm and 40mm.Since the 1980s, pole dancing has incorporated athletic moves such as climbs, spins, and inversions into striptease routines, first in Canada and then in the United States.
In the 1990s, pole dancing commenced to be taught as an art by Fawnia Mondey, a Canadian who moved to Las Vegas, US.
Dance poles can be permanent or portable, be different sizes, have spinning and/or static modes and they have different coatings or made from different materials.
Dance poles that are permanent are fixed to the ceiling supported by a beam located the roof and they are fixated to the floor by different brackets and bearings.
She created the first pole training video to use in fitness exercises. Coates, a famed competitive pole dancer, and the International Pole Sport Federation, are currently promoting a campaign to include competitive pole dance in the Olympics and an application was made to the International Olympic Committee to recognise pole as a sport in September 2016.
Since then, pole dancing classes have become a popular form of recreational and competitive sport, practiced and performed in a variety of sexual, non-sexual, and athletic settings. The standard dance pole typically consists of a hollow chrome, steel, or brass pole with a circular cross section, running from floor to ceiling.
Affixing at the ceiling gives more stability, but is not always realized, especially at night clubs with higher ceilings or at transportable devices.