pole dancing


Definition of pole dancing

: usually solo dancing performed while using a fixed vertical pole as a prop

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Other Words from pole dancing

pole dance noun or intransitive verb
pole dancer noun

Examples of pole dancing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last night's halftime show pulled out all the stops—including surprise appearances from rappers Bad Bunny and J Balvin, a pole dancing routine from Lopez, and a bit of guitar shredding from Shakira. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Alex Rodriguez Couldn't Keep His Cool During J.Lo's Super Bowl Halftime Show," 3 Feb. 2020 Yeah Yeahs, at their favorite haunt, Jumbo’s Clown Room, a no-nudity bikini bar in Hollywood where a prestardom Courtney Love used to pole dance. Phoebe Reilly, New York Times, "Savages’ Jehnny Beth Is Going Solo. Don’t Tell Her It’s a Mistake.," 5 Feb. 2020 Then, there was J.Lo, who showed off an impressive pole dance. Trish Bendix, New York Times, "Stephen Colbert Tells a Tale of 2 Kansas Cities," 4 Feb. 2020 Lopez's pole dancing performance seemed to turn heads and raise eyebrows. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "JLo and Shakira's Super Bowl halftime performance was empowering, not objectifying. Here's why.," 3 Feb. 2020 After her mom performed a Hustlers-worthy pole dance, the camera panned to show the stage from the air and show the stage was the Venus symbol, also known as the woman's sign. Tanya Edwards, refinery29.com, "J.Lo’s Daughter Emme Shocks By Taking The Super Bowl Stage With Her Mom," 3 Feb. 2020 And, for Sapakie, part of the film's success lies in its realistic portrayal of pole dance. Mia Galuppo, Billboard, "Here's How Jennifer Lopez Pulled Off Her Show-Stopping Pole Dancing Sequence in 'Hustlers'," 10 Oct. 2019 Jennifer Lopez’s mesmerizing pole dance in the first few minutes of the hit movie Hustlers does as much to solidify her character — Ramona, the ringleader of a band of thieving strippers — as her dialogue. Clarissa Cruz, EW.com, "How Jennifer Lopez learned to pole-dance for Hustlers," 16 Sep. 2019 The Athleticism When Lopez's character, Ramona, first teaches Wu's Destiny how to pole dance, it's set to Chopin. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "Hustlers Director Lorene Scafaria Made the Best Movie of the Year—Here's How She Did It," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of pole dancing

1994, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pole dancing was in 1994

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“Pole dancing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pole%20dancing. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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