Dance Events >> International Dance Styles >> Lap Dance
Lap dancing clubs are a development of the earlier strip clubs,
in which strippers danced on stage and were paid a wage. In
the 1970s, New York's Melody Theater
introduced audience participation. The Melody Theater became
the Harmony Theater and operated in two locations in Manhattan
for over 20 years until it was closed down
A lap dance is a definite type of erotic dance presented
in some strip clubs or (something more formal) gentlemen's
clubs in which the patron is seated, and the dancer is either in instantaneous contact with the patron, or within a very short distance.
Depending on the
local authority and community standards, lap
dances can engross touching of the dancer by the patron, the patron by the dancer, neither, or
both; the dancer may be naked, topless or fully clothed.
Variant terms comprise couch dance
which is a lap dance where the consumer
is seated on a couch and bed dance
where the customer lies down. A block session typically
half an hour to an hour can be booked in the champagne
room, where the dancer and the patron talk in an intimate
setting and drink champagne together.
The male/female may perform lap dances
too, depending on the patron's desires.
Lap dancing clubs are a development of the former strip clubs, in which strippers
danced on stage and were paid a salary. In the 1970s,
New York's Melody Theater began audience participation.
Full-contact lap dances often involve non-penetrative sex where the
stripper may rub her lap or genitalia (if naked) against the
patron's. Local jurisdictions and community standards typically
determine how much and where the patron can touch the dancer
during the lap dance. In some cases, any
touching by the patron is forbidden. On the other hand, absent
any oversight by the club, various levels of contact may be
negotiable between the participants. Clubs vary widely with
regard to whether they enforce their rules, or turn a blind
eye to violations. Some patrons
wear a condom before they enter the club: along with wearing
pants that are very loose, this allows the man to have so
called dry sex, while being safe.
Lap dance types:
A couch-dance is a type of lap dance in which the person upon which the dance is being performed is seated on a couch.
In most of the dance clubs, the dancers are private contractors who pay fee to perform and earn money for their dance. According to the quality of the club the cost may vary but mostly it will be between 10 and 50 dollars. This fee is just like a gift to the dance clubs since most dancers are not employed by the club but make their earnings through tips.
Chair dance is a type of lap dance in which you do the whole dance seated in a chair, still you get a full workout increasing your strength, endurance and flexibility. People of all ages and levels can benefit from this dance style especially those with injuries or disabilities will find it more helpful. Aged persons and injured athletes will find this dance as a great way to maintain their health.
Bed dance is a dance style in which the customer lies down. A session typically an hour can be booked in a room, where the dancer and the customer talk in an intimate setting and drink champagne together. The dancers may also perform lap dance depending on the patron's desire.