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fan dance

1. Literally, a striptease or exotic dance employing the use of large fans to conceal, suggest, or slowly reveal the nudity of the performer. While striptease is often relegated in the public imagination to seedy bars and desperate women, the fan dances performed in this club are truly beautiful.
2. By extension, any incremental exposure or divulgence of information, especially that which is tantalizing or of great interest. The filmmaker has been doing something of a fan dance over the past few weeks, offering tiny bits of information about who will be in his upcoming blockbuster.
See also: dance, fan
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Burns victim Lawrence Toms is taking part in the Fan Dance 2014 to raise funds for South Wales charity Life For African Mothers 060614BURNS_004 PETER BOLTER
The entertainment will include traditional dances that represent the heart and soul of the Asian culture such as, a Chinese Lion Dance, Chinese Ribbon Dance, Chinese Ching Palace Dance, Korean Drum Dance, Korean Sword Dance, Korean Fan Dance and Korean Puppet Dance.
In one segment the women were asked to demonstrate a special talent, and one Asian-Pacific Islander woman did a spoof of a traditional fan dance.
There will be a classical fan dance from the 30s, bump and grind and twirling from the 50s and mod go-go dancing of the 60s.
Highlights of the evening will be a traditional fan dance and drum dance, and a buffet dinner featuring authentic Korean delicacies.
Burlesque fans can enjoy sets from Betty D'Light - a classically trained dancer who can perform a fan dance en pointe, and Warren Speed - Europe's leading male burlesque performer who has performed with Dita Von Teese.
bound brass doing a fan dance to cover each other's rear ends while throwing the enlisted troops overboard.
My top tip is Penny Lancaster doing another fan dance for Rod in an attempt to get a ring out of him.
The dancing will include the flamboyant Korean fan dance, Latin American dances and the Maori Haka.
A singer/songwriter with a distinguished musical career spanning fifteen years, highlighted by a Grammy Award nomination and widespread critical acclaim, Phillips is set to release Fan Dance this Spring, marking her first all-new studio recording since the 1996 release Omnipop.
The volunteer crew, from 40 different countries, will don their national costumes for an evening of music, drama and dance, including the Korean fan dance and the Maori Haka, on Saturday, December 8, between 7.
She was working in a chorus line and also doing an eccentric solo--a fan dance on pointe.
Cooks served authentic Korean dishes, and performers demonstrated tae kwon do and samoolnori - a traditional Korean fan dance.
While her fan dance may not have been an artistic masterpiece, it was anything but offensive.
The production includes music and dance from almost every continent, including African folk dance, Asian fan dances, salsa and hip-hop.