UK: Fury at Primary School Pole Dancing Display with Children as Young as 4 in Inappropriate Clothing

Daily Mail
June 19, 2014

A parent stormed off and said others were ‘upset’ after seeing children perform a pole dancing display at Crockenhill Primary School near Swanley, in north Kent on Sunday.

Parents have criticised a primary school after children as young as four took part in an ‘unsavoury’ pole dancing display at a summer fete.

One father who stormed off said ‘lots of people were upset’ after seeing the performance at Crockenhill Primary School near Swanley, in north Kent.

But the owner of Revolutions Pole Academy, who led the display, and the primary school’s headteacher have denied the show was ‘sleazy’ and said any anger is an ‘over-reaction’.

An unnamed father-of-two with children at the school said the display on Sunday was ‘so wrong’.

He said: ‘A lot of people were upset about it. They were performing a routine to music in inappropriate clothing and they had children doing it and I just thought, “this is so wrong”.

‘One of the ladies that was performing it was wearing a crop top with one of the shoulder sleeves missing – it was quite revealing.

In a stunning display of cognitive dissonance, the school’s head-teacher said there was ‘nothing sleazy’ about the display.

‘The shorts they had on showed more than they should and a lot of people were leaving as a result of it.’

He added: ‘I don’t think it would have been as bad if they had been more appropriately dressed.

‘If it was a leotard, fair enough, but for what they were wearing, and having their faces made up, it just wasn’t right. I felt like I was entering something quite unsavoury.’

Headteacher Sarah Warshow said they had invited Revolutions Pole Academy, based in nearby Hextable, to perform at the school fete.

The youngest performer was four and there was also a solo show from a 12-year-old who performed to Holding Out for a Hero by Bonnie Tyler.

Traditional maypole dancing is the only sort of pole dancing that children should be doing, not emulating strippers and prostitutes with the aid of a pole.

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