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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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The Fan Dance sounded like a particularly challenging event so it's a real credit to Rob that his friends wanted to take part in it, in his memory.
(Pagoda Arts) 1.05pm - 1.45pm: Firecracker display; Lucky Man, Dragon and Unicorn Parades 1.45pm - 2pm: Martial arts demonstration (Liverpool Hung Gar Kung Fu Friendship Association) 2pm - 2.20pm: Traditional Chinese dance (Wah Sing Community Centre Dancers) 2.20pm -2.25pm: Tibetan Dance (Friendship Dancers) 2.25pm - 2.35pm: Liverpool Phoenix Qipiao Team 2.40pm - 3.10pm: 24 Festival Drums (Liverpool Guild of Students) 3.15pm - 3.20pm: Chinese fan dance (Friendship Dancers) 3.20pm - 3.30pm: Movema Dance 3.30pm - 3.40pm: Traditional Chinese dance (Wirral Chinese Association) 3.40pm - 5.15pm: Showcase of traditional and contemporary music, dance and song by Chinese students.
A large number of visitors are expected as another Fan Dance event is scheduled to take place today and tomorrow.
The concert will be a celebration of music, dance and song, with a Chinese fan dance, Polish choir Senza Nome, Forte Gospel Choir, WorldSong and Unlock the Music to name a few of the artists signed up.
But after making an almost miraculous recovery, the dad of four is nearly back to full function and today he will face the gruelling challenge of the Fan Dance - a 24km endurance event in the Brecon Beacons that was once purely for military training.
The adventurous group will split into two teams and take part in a 31-mile mountain bike ride followed by a seven-mile kayak, and the following day will tackle an SAS fan dance carrying a 32-pound rucksack over a 24 kilometre-long route.
Hundreds saw the Elton John fan dance to Tiny Dancer at the Sara's Hope Foundation annual black-tie ball at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead.
Unlike the fan dance, it won't ruffle any feathers among the more prudish
In "Shine," the young hero joins the girls in a fast-paced fan dance; in "Born to Boogie" Billy, his teacher, and the pianist explode in a frenzy of hip shaking.
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. Audience members screamed, "That one is a she-male!" and "The Asian girl with the fans is too petite to be a man!"
(Pagoda Arts) 1:05 - 1:45pm Firecracker Display - Lucky Man, Dragon and Unicorn Parades 1:45 - 2pm Martial Arts Demonstration (Liverpool Hung Gar Kung Fu Friendship Association) 2:05 - 2:25pm Traditional Chinese Fan Dance & Cheongsam Costume Show (Wah Sing Community Centre Dancers) 2:35 - 2:45pm Chinese Red Lantern Dance (Friendship Dancers) 2:50 - 3:20pm 24 Festival Drums (Liverpool Guild of Students) 3:30 - 4pm Chinese Fusion Dance Workshop - have a go!
After completing the Bootcamp challenge in November, Lou has now completed the second part of her challenge, 'The Fan Dance', a 24km march through the Brecon Beacons in Wales.
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.
But I cannot remember - and believe me I would have remembered - the crooner then appearing in glittering gold pants and matching boots only and performing a 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.