Simple. Child abuse.
Eleven-year-old Angela, who does up to three classes a week to gain strength after an illness, said she was much fitter.Check the picture Julie. Ignorant, stupid, or evil. Take your choice of a mix of the three.
"It's really fun and you get to learn a lot of different moves. People think it's pole dancing but it's not. It's great exercise," she said.
Mother Julie yesterday defended allowing Angela to take the classes, insisting it had increased her fitness and confidence after she was diagnosed with coeliac disease earlier this year. She added she stays and watches her daughter each class.
"It's not slutty or anything. I've seen pole dancing on TV and they don't do anything like that here," the 42-year-old said. "It's building up her strength after she got ill and it doesn't put too much pressure on her muscles. She's much stronger, healthier and more confident."
UPDATE: Oh, I forgot to ask Julie - what does her Father have to say about this? Ever notice in these stories they never quote the father?