pole dancing


: usually solo dancing performed while using a fixed vertical pole as a prop
pole dance noun or intransitive verb
pole dancer noun

Examples of pole dancing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brie has done pole dancing classes that require a ton of upper body and core strength. Jacqueline Tempera, Women's Health, 10 Aug. 2023 YouTuber and bodybuilder Will Tennyson has taken on all kinds of fitness challenges on his channel, from The Rock's intense morning workout to Jennifer Lopez's iconic, core-torching pole dancing routine from Hustlers. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 16 July 2023 The group's invitation to the game was condemned by Catholics and Christians who noted that the drag group engaged in displays that included a pole dancing routine on a cross. Misty Severi, Washington Examiner, 16 June 2023 The South End location of the pole dancing and fitness business could barely fit four students at the time. Diti Kohli, BostonGlobe.com, 14 May 2023 Get out of your comfort zone with pole dancing at these 13 L.A. spots. Steven Vargas, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2023 When not writing, she can be found working out via Zumba or pole dancing, reciting her favorite affirmations and covering her adorable kids in kisses. Terri Huggins Hart, Woman's Day, 21 Feb. 2023 Prohibition, located in Murray, will take you back in time with their speakeasy vibe, Marie’s Antiques and Oddities antique shop, and their ageless entertainment of live jazz music, burlesque show, drag queens, belly dancing, pole dancing, and aerial performances. The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Nov. 2021 And pole dancing? Jacqueline Tempera, Women's Health, 9 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1994, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 27 Sep. 2023.

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