A look at the art of pole dancing from the viewpoint of a male dancer
Pole pas de deux
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Last night night I opened the door back into the room where my home dance pole resides and danced. Last nights Facebook status update:
It's been forever since I danced alone. Tonight the moon was shining through the window, the room was dark and I could faintly see my lines in the mirrors. I danced them all. My little shop of horrors: Trey Anastasio: Let me Lie, Seether: Broken, Widowmaker: Harsh Realm, Thomas Newman: Any Other Name, Dinah Washington/Max Richter: This Bitter Earth/On the Nature of Daylight, and Hole: Petals. I really liked the way I did arms from Fifth to Second on spin pole to Petals. "Tear the petals off of you..."
I'm a pole dancer, ballet dancer, ice hockey player and research meteorologist. I live in Denver, Colorado with my wife of 20 years and two Siamese cats. I found the gift late in life. I was 52 the first time I went around the dance pole and 53 when I made my first plié.