Crystal Deans was a dancer for three years until she began to feel really bad about herself and it became something she “didn’t really wanna do anymore.” Now? She helps Christian women get into shape by teaching free pole dancing classes two Sundays a month.
The pole dancing is done to upbeat contemporary Christian music. People have to bring their church worship program to get into the class, so they’re “basically continuing the whole worship thing.” But don’t worry — you won’t have religion shoved down your throat. They don’t pray during class, nor are there crosses hanging around in the studio.
Crystal isn’t going to tolerate any criticism. She’s teaching women to feel good about themselves and to be empowered.
“We get into really good shape. God is the only person that judges. Any person who wants to judge me, feel free to do it. I’m good with God, that’s what important to me. I don’t really care what people think.”
You know what? Good for her.
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