In Jerusalem

A woman’s sport

Jerusalem’s first and only pole-dancing studio brings new meaning to weathered stereotypes.

Pole dancing class.
Photo by: Ilya Shumsky
Ella, a 20-year-old soldier, has come back from base to Jerusalem specifically to attend a pole-dancing class.

“It’s obvious what people think,” she says. “You tell someone you’re pole dancing and they immediately think you’re stripping.” But, she asserts during her warm-up, “I do this for me.”

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