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erotic dancer

Someone who dances seductively for an audience while wearing little or no clothing. Please tell me you didn't go see erotic dancers during your bachelor party.
See also: dancer

exotic dancer

Someone who dances seductively for an audience while wearing little or no clothing. Please tell me you didn't go see exotic dancers during your bachelor party.
See also: dancer, exotic

grave-dancer

One who delights in or benefits from someone else's death or misfortune. I'm sure Laura's thrilled that my venture failed—I know she's secretly a grave-dancer.

lap dancer

Someone, typically a woman, who dances exotically while straddling and rubbing against a customer's lap. John's friends took him to a strip club and paid a lap dancer to give him a private session for his birthday. My parents don't approve of her working as a lap dancer, but she's earning enough to pay her way through college.
See also: dancer, lap

pole dancer

A dancer who uses a vertical pole fixed to the ground and ceiling as part of their dance routine, often by twirling and swinging around it. Though traditionally performed as erotic entertainment while nude or partially clothed, such dancing is also done for fitness or fun. I know my parents wouldn't have approved if they knew I was working as a pole dancer to pay for college, so I just told them I was waiting tables. If you're really interested in becoming a pole dancer, I teach classes at the gym.
See also: dancer, pole

erotic dancer

n. a dancer, typically female, who performs teasing and sexually stimulating dances, usually on a stage. She was a school teacher by day and an erotic dancer by night.
See also: dancer

grave-dancer

n. someone who profits from or takes advantage of someone else’s misfortune. (From dance on someone’s grave, seemingly in celebration of someone else’s misfortune.) I don’t want to seem like a grave-dancer, but his defeat places me in line for a promotion.

lap dancer

n. an exotic dancer who writhes and rubs her posterior on the lap of a seated customer. Most of us lap dancers follow rules about no touching.
See also: dancer, lap

pole dancer

n. a woman, thought of as a stripper, who performs erotic dances around a metal pole, onstage, exploiting the pole’s phallic form. Jed swears that he has never seen an inept pole dancer.
See also: dancer, pole
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From John Peel she passed to Bach, who was at this time the subject of her intense enthusiasm, and one by one some of the younger dancers came in from the garden and sat upon the deserted gilt chairs round the piano, the room being now so clear that they turned out the lights.
"I have always heard that nothing comes up to dancing if one is a good dancer," said Mrs.
With the Canadian invasion of Cirque du Soleil and Celine Dion, more and more dancers are placing their bets on Las Vegas with the hopes of big money, glamour, and a lifestyle that may be what every dancer dreams of--stability.
Did you know there are dance companies that pride themselves on presenting complex, choreographed works that focus on skill and artistry--although some of their dancers don't have full use of their bodies?
Hernando Cortez's charity group, Dancers Responding to AIDS, keeps vaulting for a good cause after nine years
Warm September light floods Studio A at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in Manhattan as an elite group of invited dancers shuffles to attention at the barre.
He tests his dancers' commitment by demanding that they cancel their Christmas holiday plans at the last minute to report to work, and when they protest he fires them en masse.
She founded the Broadway Theatre Dance Project, a summer program far aspiring dancers, and teaches master classes all over the U.S.
The dancers in this Tel Aviv-based company perform with an exploratory feeling that gives them a quality of vulnerability.
Their dancers often work with major contemporary choreographers in addition to performing classic works.
For 28 years she coached WSB students for competitions and rehearsed Washington Ballet's Young Dancers, a second company whose alumni include principal dancers Jenifer Ringer of NYCB and Anita Pacylowski of Carolina Ballet Theatre.
While competitions are venues for discovering exciting young dancers, they are also a controversial topic among ballet's major players.
Who better understands bodywork than a dancer? New Mexico which is in desert country, attracts many dancers who have become bodywork practitioners.
As many dancers will tell you, finding their ideal pointe shoe can be a career-long quest.
Springing into the middle of a half-dozen rehearsing dancers, he added, "You look very uncomfortable.