Erotic dance is a major category or classification of dance forms or dance styles, where the purpose is the stimulation or arousal of erotic or sexual thoughts or actions. It is done by a very sexy female or male.
The erotic dancer's clothing is often minimal, and may be gradually decreased or eliminated altogether. In some areas of the United States, it is illegal for the female dancer to expose her genitalia. These dancers will often wear g-strings.
Nudity, however, is not a requirement of erotic dance. The culture and the ability of the human body is a significant aesthetic component in many dance styles.
Erotic dances include the following dance forms or styles:
- Belly dance
- Cage dance
- Dance of the Seven Veils
- Go-go dance
- Grinding (dance)
- Strip club
Erotic dances are sometimes mistakenly referred to (or masked as) exotic dances. While there is overlap, they are not the same. Not all exotic dances are erotic. Not all erotic dances are exotic.
- Dance basic topics
- List of dance style categories
- List of dances
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- Ministry Of Burlesque All About Burlesque Dancing