New Jersey Pole Dancing Showcase
This petition is to persuade Rider University to uphold their signed contract to hold a dance show at their Yvonne Theater, January 15, 2012. Rider University has illegally terminated our contract with them just one month away from a show that has been in production since August. The reason is they do not believe pole dancing is dancing. It is aerial dance. It requires strength, flexibility, coordination and grace. We are 20 women and men, age 20 to 50+, from all over the state. We have 6 different dance studios involved. We have sponsorships from multiple pole vendors, and have already begun to sell tickets. Unfortunately Rider does not understand the artistry and athleticism that is pole dance. They even refuse to speak to us and allow us to show them what pole dancing truly is. This ignorance and prejudice is not only extremely disappointing but also illegal, as they have breached their contract.