Pole dancing just seems to be a relatively athletic form of dance. It’s good that you get to enjoy it and that it adds so much to your life. Have people actually been fired for it? How about Jazzercise or dancing the foxtrot? Is pole dancing considered louche because women do it? Ballerinas, belly dancers and women in modern dance like Martha Graham or Agnes deMille were often frowned upon. I wonder if people confuse it with lap dancing which, by its nature, is much more intimate.