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

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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 On Instagram yesterday, Jennifer Lopez uploaded a behind-the-scenes video of her learning how to pole dance for her upcoming movie, Hustlers. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "J.Lo Shows Off Her Pole Dancing Skills from Hustlers Training on Instagram," 6 Sep. 2019 When playing strippers, the most important skill to learn is, of course, how to pole dance. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, "Hustlers stars Jennifer Lopez, Lili Reinhart, Constance Wu, Keke Palmer on learning how to pole dance," 24 Aug. 2019 There were also advertisements for a pole dancing school around the school courtyard, leading Standaert to wonder if the principal had accepted money in return for allowing the unusual display. Anna Fifield, The Seattle Times, "First day of kindergarten: Chinese school welcomes kids with a pole dancer," 4 Sep. 2018 The sixth-grade English and language arts teacher was reportedly suspended from work after someone sent a video from Kandice's private Facebook page to school administration of her performing a pole dancing routine in her home. Bartie Scott, Teen Vogue, "Teacher Kandice Mason Reportedly Suspended After Pole Dancing Video," 21 Aug. 2018 The 31-year-old even claims pole dancing helped her recover quicker from her difficult labor. Rebecca Flood, Fox News, "Pole-dancing mom in Switzerland credits hobby with helping her recover from pregnancy," 30 Aug. 2018 In the accompanying interview, the 34-year-old opened up about wellness, her meticulous acting method and pole dancing with writer Alex Okeowo. Sam Reed, The Hollywood Reporter, "Style Notes: Lupita Nyong'o Aces a Tree Pose for Vogue; Diana's Biographer to Pen Meghan Markle Book," 11 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of pole dancing

1994, in the meaning defined above

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