Pole dancing has had some negative connotations behind it. Many associate it with strip clubs, but it has become a very popular form of excersing. There are even pole dancing competitions around the world. Using a pole to excersice started hundreds of years ago in India and has greatly transformed. This form of fitness is not just for women, there are many classes in many parts of the world solely for men. Pole dancing is not only a great way to get in shape, but is said to be a great boost in confidence. So when I got the opportunity to go, I tried it out.