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Sexy Dancing: Merging Femininity and Athleticism in Dance

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Sexy Dancing: Merging Femininity and Athleticism in Dance

This one is for the ladies. Most of us associate dance-especially Latin dance-with femininity: because dancing can be so sensual, it imitates the mating ritual, highlighting the masculine/feminine duality. Some of this happens naturally, and a lot of it is taught, in the form of movement, posture, footwork and style. It varies from place to place, with some styles emphasizing ultra-feminine hand placement and "daintier" footwork. The differences even carry over to salsa culture, where in some areas it is popular to find make-up, sparkles, fashion, and high heels.<br/><br/>With this traditional element of femininity within modern culture, I wonder: how does it fit in with other aspects of modern culture that are not so feminine? After decades of women's rights and title IX allowing women to have university sports teams, and girls who now grow up playing rough sports, how do we merge the femininity of the old times with the athleticism of today?...