Burlesque or pole-dancing or what …?
There’s a never-ending debate about what we do, and how it’s done. Right back in 2008, this very balanced and thought-provoking article by Bombshell Betty* laid out the arguments for a shared origin and diverging development, of burlesque or pole dancing. So what’s changed? Not much actually. You can make every kind of distinction, burlesque being an art and pole dancing being a sport (which is actually borne out by the development of a championships for pole dancing**) or pole dancing being a largely ‘stripper’ activity whereas burlesque is a largely costumed event … but whatever you say, there will always be people who fight to keep these arts apart, people who want them to be united, and lots of people who have no idea what either activity is and can’t see why they need to be defined at all.
For us, there’s no problem, whatever you call your art, and however you describe yourself, we have resources to make your activity more fulfilling and exciting. As an example, our voluptuous red rose pasties work whether you’re a burlesque artist or a pole dancing competitor - they’re bound to put you in the limelight!Read More