Grinding (dance)

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A man and woman grinding

Grinding, also known as juking, freak dancing or freaking (in the Caribbean, wining,[1]) is a type of close partner dance where two or more dancers rub or bump their bodies against each other, especially a dancer rubbing his or her buttocks against another dancer's crotch area.[citation needed]

Grinding gained widespread popularity as a hip hop dance[2] in night clubs, and eventually moved on to high school and middle school dances especially in the US and Canada[3] where there have been cases of administrators attempting to ban it due to its explicit nature.[4]

A predecessor to grinding as a sexually charged high-contact social dance was "The Bump", popular in the 1970s, in which the contact between partners generally involved the hips or buttocks of one dancer "bumping" those of the other dancer in temporary contact.[citation needed] Other predecessor elements of grinding may be attributed to the 1987 film Dirty Dancing[citation needed], and the lambada[citation needed], a brief dance craze of the 1980s that featured grinding actions, as seen in the films The Forbidden Dance and Lambada.[citation needed] A more explicit form of the dance is known as daggering.

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  1. ^ Gewertz, Catherine (2001-02-27). ""Freak Dancing" Craze Generates Friction, Fears". Washington Post (The Washington Post Company). 
  2. ^ "Freaked Out: Teens' Dance Moves Split a Texas Town". Wall Street Journal. 19 November 2007. 
  3. ^ Black, Rosemary. "'Dance Like Grandma's Watching': High schools nationwide crack down on freak dancing, grinding" New York Daily News (February 18, 2010). Accessed: February 17, 2010.
  4. ^ Ordway, Renee. "A grinding halt for Bangor High School dances?". Bangor Daily News (January 12, 2010). Accessed: July 2, 2011