Many celebrities have been taking up pole dancing as part of their exercise regime. Certainly they have helped spur on its popularity. So what names are into the trend? Here are a few who have discovered the enjoyment in learning how to pole dance.
Britney Spears and Paris Hilton
Britney Spears has notoriously been reported to have received pole dancing lessons from pole-loving Paris Hilton. The two stars had the pole dance classes at Paris’ abode, where she has a pole fitted. “Paris took Britney upstairs where she fitted her in a blue tutu, and then Paris put on a matching tutu,” a source told the London Star. “They then went downstairs and began poledancing at Paris’ in-house pole. Britney loves her new moves and can’t wait to get a fella and test them out." (source: MSNBC)
The Spice Girls
Spice Girls Posh, Ginger, Mel C, Mel B and Baby took pole dancing lessons in preparation for their 2007 world tour. The Wannabe hit makers visited London nightclub Soho Revue Bar – which features pole dancers and drag artists as live entertainment. (source: Star Pulse)
Lindsey Lohan is to continue with the pole dance lessons she took to prepare for her new film role as a stripper – because the sessions have made her a better dancer. The troubled actress plays a risqué dancer in new movie "I Know Who Killed Me" and needed to learn to pole dance to get into the part, and she's now hooked. She tells reporters, "It’s a really great work out on the pole because it takes a lot of upper body strength". "When I saw the scenes, I was surprised that I was dancing the way I was. I'm actually going to continue with pole dancing course because it makes me feel good." (source: ContactMusic)
In an interview with Kate Moss, when asked "How do you keep fit? Is it true you took pole dancing lessons?" Kate replied, "I had lessons as it's amazing exercise. It's more fun than going to the gym. It is so hardcore: pulling your body up onto a pole." (source: Handbag)
Here she is in the White Stripes music video:
The Sun quotes Kate Hudson as saying." I recently started this really fun pole dance class. Well, every woman, when they take this class- and they should- realises pole-dancing is one of those things you don't know you can do until you try." (source: Polestar) An insider says of the pole, “She’s so proud of it. She was laughing and giddy like a kid when the thing was installed! She holds on with both her arms and flips her legs into the air. It’s kind of amazing and totally sexy.” (source: Snarkerati)
Demi Moore and daughter Rumer
The 47-year-old Striptease star and her 21-year-old daughter Rumer put on quite a show at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 27. “There was a pole at the bash, and Demi thought it would be fun to show everyone she still has what it takes,” an eyewitness tells Life & Style. “Demi even spun around the pole upside down. It was incredible.” (source: Celebrity Baby Scoop)
Former ‘Friends’ star Jennifer was very generous with her cheers as she has also become a fan of pole-dancing because it helps keep her slim. A source said: “Jennifer can’t get enough of pole-dancing at the moment. She loves getting all the girls together so they can all do it together and have a laugh. “She thinks it’s great for fitness and it makes her feel sexy.” (source: Fametastic)
Other famous ladies reportedly into the pole to varying degrees include Madonna, Terry Spelling, Kimberly Stewart, Brooke Hogan, Fergie, Angelina Jolie, Daryl Hanna, Kylie Minogue, Zoe Ball, Sadie Frost, Heather Graham, Sara Cox, and Vanessa Feltz.