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Copyright Issued To Pole Dancer Teaching Exercise Class

Stretching the bounds of copyright law, a pole dancer has now copyrighted her routine according to the front page of Tuesday's Daily Journal (subscription required).  No, she's not performing her moves, entitled the "Flirt," the "Peek-A-Boo" and the "Cat Pounce" in a dimly-lit corner establishment, she's teaching them to other women as part of her exercise class. 

With exercise boutiques (what should they be called?) in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Encino, the copyrighted routine has been featured on a number of national television shows, including Oprah (five times), 48 Hours, The View, Primetime Live, The Tonight Show and The O'Reilly Factor.  You'd have to ask Sheila Kelley, the copyright holder, how Encino got included in that list of illustrious cities, but I'm sure it has nothing to do with the night life there.

The erotic moves merge striptease, pole dancing and lap dancing into a cardiovascular exercise program touted as the latest fitness craze to develop in LA.  And no wonder.  A two-hour class will set you back $50, but you can buy the DVD and/or book if you're not nearby.  According to the website, you don't need a pole installed at home to use the book or video.  You can learn the beginning moves on a floor mat.

Depending on the quality of your routine, however, I'm guessing that there may be certain establishments that would be willing to rent out their poles.  For example, if this "exercise routine" takes off, then cities and counties might be able to add a new revenue stream by renting out fire station poles for classes.  They'd probably be fairly well attended, too, but charging admission could raise some significant legal questions that I wouldn't want to answer.

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