POLE DANCE LIBRARY: 3 BOOKS ABOUT POLE DANCE

As pole dancers, we live pole dance, we eat pole dance, we breathe pole dance, so that’s just logical we also want to read pole dance!
Check out these 3 books that include pole dance in their pages!

 

POLE DANCE NATION – NIKKI ST JOHN

Summary: When Alex Monroe is unfairly fired from her dream job as a celebrity publicist, her world is turned upside down. A chance encounter introduces her to the competitive sport of pole dance, as cruel and calculating as the corporate world she left behind. Alex quickly discovers her recently acquired hobby and irresistibly sexy new boss may be the key to putting her back on top, where she believes she rightfully belongs. In order to get there she must make hard decisions about love, loyalty, family and friendship. How far will she go to get ahead and who is she willing to betray?

If you like plot twists and juicy romance, this book is for you! Getting past the many typos and grammar mistakes can be daunting, and the pole journey of the character is a bit unrealistic (she gets intermediate in just a few weeks with zero condition to begin with?), but no doubt that the heavy dose of pole dancing will keep your mind entertained!

 

FEMINITY, FEMINISM, AND RECREATIONAL POLE DANCING – KERRY GRIFFITHS

Summary: This book explores the phenomenon of pole dancing as an increasingly popular fitness and leisure activity for women. It moves beyond previous debates surrounding the empowering or degrading nature of pole dancing classes, and instead explores the complexities of these concepts and highlights that women participating in this practice cannot be seen as one dimensional.

This is a good read for any pole dancer. Kerry Griffiths explores the aspect of pole dance that is both empowering and challenging feminism, and while you may or may not agree with her point of view, she makes valid points.

 

SO I HEAR YOU’RE A POLE DANCER? – STEFANIA ROBERTO

Summary: This is a real life success story and personal perspective of the evolution of the Pole fitness industry. Join Stefania as she navigates the ups and the downs of this amazing and rapidly expanding way of life. No matter what stage you are at on your Pole path; past, present or future, this book is an essential part of your toolkit.

While the summary can be misleading, this is not a guide to start your pole dance journey, but it sure can inspire you to do so!
Unfortunately, the book is poorly written, but don’t stop at that if you’re thinking about joining a pole class, read it to get some personal experience from the writer and help you decide to take the plunge!

 

As you can see, there are not many quality books about pole dance, most being self published by unprofessional writers, and we have yet to see one published mainstream. But who knows, with pole dance being recognised as a sport, it might happen one day!

 

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About Kei

Kei is a Paris-based freelancer (writer, editor, proofreader, translator, web redactor, community manager and coach for writers). She discovered pole dance in 2013, and has mixed her passion for writing with it since then, publishing numerous guest posts on various pole dance blogs. Besides pole dancing, she loves playing bass, creating websites, cooking (vegan!) and being a crazy cat lady. You can find more about her and her work at : http://www.cloudbusting.fr