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Pole dancers challenge stereotypes

Competition in New York City aims to change image associating the dance with strip clubs.

    Creative or controversial? A pole dancing championships in New York is hoping to change an image associating the dance with strip clubs. Pole dancers are challenging stereotypes of what they say is an art form often misunderstood as something sleazy. Al Jazeera's Bhanu Bhatnagar reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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