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    My X's SO does the pole dance workout thing. In fact, up until recently, one of the rooms in her house was her pole-dancing room. DD2 8 has learned various gymnastic moves. Not my thing, but she doesn't think anything negative about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jokr View Post
    I usually just lurk this forum, but I wanted to chime in on this one.....
    I live not to far away from the dance studio that's offering this, and listened to an interview with the instructor. She was adamant that there was no sexual content, and it was more or less like gymnastics. Well......why not just put your kids in gymnastics then? Far more age appropriate, and still teaches balance and coordination skills while developing muscles. And also, probably cheaper - the kids pole dancing classes were $70!
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    I'm a huge fan of dance (kinda have to be since both of my girls participate in it, lol) but pole dancing just seems wrong for little ones. By "wrong" I mean I just couldn't allow my girls to participate and I would choose not to watch other little girls do it either. I'm much more into age appropriate cutesy dances to chipmunk songs! lol

    Something I think is neat and gaining popularity is parkour. I would totally get my 7 year old into it if there were local classes for her to take.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    I don't like it. It just seems really inappropriate for kids, even though I'm sure they are telling the truth when they say there is nothing sexual about the actual routine they are teaching the kids. At the end of the day, even if the moves are completely innocent, they are still teaching the kids freaking pole dancing. LOL I just can't shake the association, and I also think that when the kids *are* old enough to understand, it might be weird for them, like "Mom, Dad, you enrolled me in stripper school?!?" I don't know. It just doesn't sit right with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alana*sMommy View Post
    Something I think is neat and gaining popularity is parkour. I would totally get my 7 year old into it if there were local classes for her to take.
    I love parkour in theory, but in practice it kind of scares me. My image of parkour is a bit tainted by the teenaged boy at the playground who once took a running leap off the seesaw, literally catapulted over Tiven, bounced off the support of the little bridge to the top of the play house, then walked across the top of the monkey bars on his hands before doing a flip onto the ground. I absolutely love what that boy can do physically, but it seems like every time he's there (he comes with his younger sister) I have to remind him to watch out for the little kids. I'm also concerned that, if he falls & gets hurt, his family might try to sue the city and that's just wrong when you're not using the playground the way it was intended, kwim?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    I love parkour in theory, but in practice it kind of scares me. My image of parkour is a bit tainted by the teenaged boy at the playground who once took a running leap off the seesaw, literally catapulted over Tiven, bounced off the support of the little bridge to the top of the play house, then walked across the top of the monkey bars on his hands before doing a flip onto the ground. I absolutely love what that boy can do physically, but it seems like every time he's there (he comes with his younger sister) I have to remind him to watch out for the little kids. I'm also concerned that, if he falls & gets hurt, his family might try to sue the city and that's just wrong when you're not using the playground the way it was intended, kwim?
    I just find parkour to be so captivating, and if you're looking for a unique experience for your kid I think it is a great option. I'm assuming that if you choose to do flips off of the playground equipment and injure yourself your lawsuit won't go very far. My kid loves to tumble at a local garden near a park we frequent because the grass is unbelievably soft there. Should she hurt herself I wouldn't dream of suing. Anyone who tumbles gets hurt from time to time.

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