Who says girls can only do ballet or hip hop dancing?
A group of girls decided to stand out and take up pole dancing — a performing arts that has recently been soared with popularity, in order to keep themselves fit and release their stress.
Although pole dancing has recently been widely accepted, there are still innocent, stubborn and foolish misconceptions out there.
It would admittedly be hard for one to fully accept pole dance as a kind of sports or arts, especially with the elder and more conservative generations that stick with traditions, due to how pole dancing were often connected with striptease in the past.
However, this bunch of girls decided to grab the bull by the horns, ignore the negative connotations and enjoy what they like.
Becca, a postgraduate student at HKU and a part-time pole dance and aerial dance instructor, mentioned the growth of pole dancing and the fulfilling results that one could achieve from pole dancing.
She said that pole dancing is a great exercise with lots of fun, girls can also explore the femininity side of themselves.
When being asked about whether she received any criticisms due to the negative stigma, she said she hasn’t received any but she expressed her disappointment when people usually see her as a ‘dancer or an airhead Barbie doll’ when she performs.
At the studio, the group of girls are working unremittingly hard on their alluring moves and postures that require the strengths from their whole body.
Becca’s students, Sandra and Agyness, have been learning pole dance and aerial dance for years.
They would post photos of their poses on Facebook sometimes but negative feedbacks might hit the fan.
Despite all the sweats and backstabs that they get, they genuinely love this sport and hope more people would enjoy the fun like they do.