Erotic dance

Erotic dance

Erotic dance is one of the most antique and natural expressions of celebrating the core of life itself.
The purpose of the Erotic dance is the stimulation or excitement of erotic or sexual thoughts or actions.
The dancers often wear minimal clothes, and may be progressively reduced or eliminated completely. For the female dancer is prohibited to expose her genitalia, in some regions of the United States. Frequently the dancers wear g-strings.
However, erotic dance not required nudity. The culture and the skill of the human body is an important aesthetic element in several dance styles.

The following dance styles belong to the Erotic dance:

  • Can-can
  • Cage dance
  • Sexercise
  • Go-go dance
  • Striptease
    • Bubble dance
    • Pole dance
    • Gown-and-glove dance
    • Fan dance
    • Lap dance
      • Couch dance
      • Contact dance
      • Limo lap dance
    • Table dance
    • Dance of the seven veils
  • Grinding (dance)
Sometimes, erotic dances are erroneously referred to exotic dances. But they are not the same. Not all erotic dances are exotic and not all exotic dances are erotic.


The Can Can dance was originated around 1830 in Paris, it appeared in the working-class ballrooms of Montparnasse. It was a more dynamic version of the galop, a dance in quick 2/4 time, which frequently featured as the last figure in the quadrille. The cancan was, therefore, firstly a dance for couples, who indulged in high kicks and other movements with arms and legs. It is thought that they were influenced by the antics of a well know comic dancer of the 1820s, Charles Mazurier.
Today, and during most of the 19th century in France, the dance was also known as the chahut. Both words are French, cancan significance "tittle-tattle" or "scandal", therefore a scandalous dance, while chahut meant "noise" or "uproar".

In the 1840s to 1860s, some men were cancan stars, but women dancers were much more extensively known.

The can can is considered today principally as a physically demanding music hall dance, presented by a chorus line of female dancers who wear costumes with long petticoats, skirts, and black stockings, harking back to the fashions of the 1890s. The major characteristics of the dance are the lifting up and manipulation of the skirts, with high kicking and suggestive, provocative body actions.


A striptease dance is a form of erotic diversion, in this form of dance the principal characteristic is on the act, in which the performer, known as a "stripper", gradually disrobing in a teasing, sexually suggestive way, to music.

Now, stripteases are performed principally in strip clubs (mainly in the UK) and pubs, however theatres and music halls have also been used as venues.

Today, striptease artists sometimes finish the performance "fully nude" and continue dancing. In the past the performance often ended as soon as the disrobing was finished or not every item of clothing has always been removed: due to legal and cultural prohibitions and other aesthetic contemplations. In some areas of the USA there are laws prohibitive the exhibition of female nipples, which have thus to be covered by pasties by the dancer. Such restrictions have been personified in venue licensing restrictions and local laws. Shoes (often high heeled) are generally kept on, for practical and aesthetic causes. The costume the stripper wears before undressing can be a focus element of the act. These are often fantasy themed: such as a maid's dress, schoolgirl uniform, policewoman's outfit etc.

Beside with physical attractiveness and suitable clothing, the major resource and tool used by the striptease dancer in recent years is the stripper pole.