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Which one is the correct one?

He is doing ballet now.
He is balleting now.
He is dancing ballet now.
He is doing pole dance now.

He is dancing pole dance now.
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He is doing ballet now. OK

He is balleting now.
He is dancing ballet now. OK
He is doing a/the pole dance now.
He is dancing a/the pole dance now.

I am not sure what you mean by "pole dance".

We call this dance pole dance.
It is the name of one kind of dance like ballet.
many Thanks in advance
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Yankee
I am not sure what you mean by "pole dance".

Hi, Amy

I'm guessing it is something along these lines

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=pole%20dance&rlz=1R2ADBF_enRU328&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

But I don't even know what this type of dance is called in Russian, let alone in English Emotion: big smile

PS: Vctory Ong had posted the explanation before I had a chance to see it.

MrPernicketyPS: Vctory Ong had posted the explanation before I had a chance to see it.
Are they really the same?

MrPernickety, I'd call the one in your link "lap dance" and I associate it with strip clubs. The one in Vctory's post makes me think of circuses and ... well, I don't know its name in my mothertongue (I guess we don't have it), either.
Never mind!
Thank you
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Well, Vcotry's picture is the kind of pole dance done in clubs to entertain men. There is also the "maypole" dance, an English folk dance done by children in the spring. It is done in a circle around a maypole.
AlpheccaStarsWell, Vcotry's picture is the kind of pole dance done in clubs to entertain men.
I thought it wasn't that because she's wearing knee pads and a costume which resembles those used in gymnastics competitions. Moreover, she seems to be far from the ground level (I don't know how to say this correctly and naturally, sorry), so I assumed she was doing kind of circus performance.
I really can't associate the girl in Vctory's picture with those scantily clad women who perform lap dance in clubs as I can't see anything sexy in her dance, but maybe it's a cultural difference. Emotion: smile
TanitI assumed she was doing kind of circus performance.
I really can't associate the girl in Vctory's picture with those scantily clad women who perform lap dance in clubs
I somewhat agree. But the scantily clad women are actually doing pole dancing, notlap dancing. (Surely you don't want me to go into the details of lap dancing -- if "dancing" is what you want to call it! Emotion: embarrassed)

It seems that "pole dancing" is the term imported from Western culture into Asian culture for the purposes of describing something a bit more innocent. Even in the U.S. the term "pole dancing" is becoming more sanitized through its recent association with healthful exercise.

CJ
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