19:30 GMT18 June 2021
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    A pole dance is probably one of the last things you'd expect to see at a kindergarten after summer break. Well, not in China, it seems. Frustrated parents have lashed out at the principal, who had tried to spice up a formal school ceremony with the help of a scantily dressed lady.

    On Monday, parents and children aged between three and six gathered at a back-to-school event at a kindergarten in the city of Shenzhen in southern China to see a pole dance performance, much to their amusement.

    Writer Michael Standaert, who attended the ceremony together with his two kids, took a picture of the kindergarten's flagpole, adorned with a red Chinese flag.

    He has also shared a clip of a performance, in which a woman dressed in black crop top and black shorts was filmed gyrating around the flagpole as stunned children looked on.

    According to him, ads for a pole dancing school have also been displayed in the kindergarten.

    He detailed that the head teacher, identified as Ms. Lai, was removed from her post after parents complained to the police and revealed the kindergarten's questionable entertainment choice to the media.

    The principal has tried to defend the highly-controversial dance routine, calling it a good international exercise.


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