Behind the SF pole-dancing studio featured in new Netflix documentary, ‘Strip Down, Rise Up’
February 6, 2021
6 minutes read
On a recent Saturday afternoon, Amy Bond was walking home from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market with her husband when she saw something that caught her eye.
Accompanied by her mother, a 16-year-old girl was attempting to climb onto a street pole and perform a gravity-defying move known as the “human flag.” Widely recognized as an advanced technique in fitness and pole-dancing communities alike, the maneuver requires individuals to hoist themselves onto a steel beam with their arms, using their core strength to suspend their body sideways so it is horizontally parallel to the ground.