UPA blogger Jillian Wilschke (Pole Geek) posts on the Poler Bear Blog about pole’s “stripper past.” “Pole dance is magical because of its roots, not in spite of them,” she writes. To read the full story click here. United Pole Artists Pole News is a place where news from around the world regarding pole dancing is shared. UPA writes and/or gathers news and stories for you so you don’t miss a thing. Have something to add to this story? If you are a registered UPA user, you can sign in, leave a comment and let us know what you think. We would love to hear from you!