"Some doubted our ability to get this application into the iTunes store – but iTunes gets it. It’s art, it’s sport, it’s pole…and now it’s mainstream with this new iPhone application
Laguna Niguel, CA (PRWEB) June 23, 2010
Pole dancing and technology have converged on grand scale with the release of the most comprehensive and advanced pole dancing application ever created for the iPhone. It’s no secret pole dancing is now recognized as mainstream fitness and sport. And, with recent press during the Olympics about the potential of pole dance becoming an official Olympic sport, combined with an often doubted but highly celebrated release of this dynamic new application on the iTunes store, the new art and sport of pole dance is continuing to shatter old perceptions and root itself firmly in the mainstream market as a sport that requires strength and skill to master.
The new iPhone application features world champion pole artist and Cirque Du Soleil Zumanity performer, Felix Cane and was built by an international team of pole dance fitness industry pioneers, including Pocket Pole Studio (UK), Pole Fitness Association (Salt Lake City, Utah), and Felix Cane, Inc. (Orange County, CA). The application sets a whole new standard for the sport, serving as a reference guide complete with industry terminology for movements and poses (aka “tricks”), tabs for beginner, intermediate, advanced, and expert movements, and video and picture galleries. Don't expect scandalous attire or gestures - this application is professional from top to bottom, and we don't recommend you attempt these athletic movements without a certified trainer.
Pole Fitness Association co-founder, managing agent of world champion, Felix Cane, and owner of two Orange County, CA studios, Collette Kakuk, speaks about the release of the application, “Pole dancing is truly an international sport, with more than 50 countries around the world participating in organized pole dance classes and competitions. Some doubted our ability to get this application into the iTunes store – but iTunes gets it. It’s art, it’s sport, it’s pole…and now it’s increasingly mainstream with this new iPhone application. And, not only did we combine technology and pole dancing to get into the iTunes store….but we also earned a 5 star rating, and our application received extraordinary attention in the “What’s Hot” section in the Health & Fitness Category of iTunes during it’s first week!”
Interest in the application has been very strong, with UK, USA & Canada heading the charge. The application boasts a $9.99 price tag, plus a free LITE version is available to allow consumers a solid sneak peek. Based on the success of the application in the iTunes store, the team is already working on the next version with new feature updates, plus versions for Blackberry and Android are expected in Fall 2010.
About Felix Cane, Inc.
World Champion pole artist and athlete, Felix Cane has captivated millions with her groundbreaking Miss Pole Dance Australia win and is a living legend in the growing new sport of pole dance fitness. Ms. Cane is a professionally trained dancer and feature performer in Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity production in Las Vegas, NV. Ms. Cane is also a Master level pole fitness instructor – and lead Pole Fitness Association expert in the new Pocket Pole Studio iPhone application now available on iTunes. Visit http://www.felixcaneinc.com for more information.