Children's Health

Dance School Offers Pole-Dancing Classes for 10-Year-Olds

A U.K. dance studio offers pole-dancing classes for 10-year-olds, British newspaper the Sunday Mirror reported.

The six-week course, available for 10- to 16-year-olds, costs just £30 ($45) and was touted as a healthy form of exercise.

But parents and local politicians disagreed, calling it "disgusting" and the "premature sexualization of children."

Chris Hyde, whose 13-year-old daughter takes other classes at the Fusion Dance School in the coastal resort of Blackpool, in eastern England, said: "It's disgusting someone has come up with this.

"I think most parents would be pretty upset if they knew that's what children are doing."

Local council leader Peter Callow also said the classes were "totally inappropriate."

But class teacher Carolyn Armstrong said the course did not cover the "sleazy side of pole."

"People get the wrong end of the stick," she said.

Source Link: Newscore