A cage dance is a specific type of erotic dance, performed inside a cage, usually at a night club or dance hall. Dancing in a cage began at the Los Angeles music venue Whisky a Go Go in the 1960s and the number of venues which have adopted the format rose with the increase in the popularity of discothèques.
Though Whisky A Go-Go was billed as a discothèque, meaning only recordings with no bands, the club opened with a live band led by Johnny Rivers and a mini-skirted DJ spinning records between sets from a suspended cage at the right of the stage. When the female DJ danced during Rivers' set, the audience thought it was part of the act and the concept of Go-Go dancers in a cage was born.
More recently, both sexes have started to practice cage dancing. Go-Go boys, for example, can regularly be seen in cages at night clubs frequented by homosexuals.
- Erotic dance
- Fire dancing
- Go-Go dancer
- Pole dancing
- Rhythmic gymnastics
- Table dancing
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