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You Won't Believe the Latest Fitness Craze

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An old-timey dance has hit the exercise world-- just try to resist it.

Fitness craze

You may have tried Zumba. Maybe you gave Cardio Striptease a whirl. Or perhaps you were a slave to the "Dancing with the Stars" workout DVDs. But a new -- yet dated -- workout has hit the workout scene: Can-Can Dance.

The provocative 19th century dance consists of high kicks, twirls even cartwheels -- all while wearing frilly knickers and skirts.

Can-Can (which means "Scandal" in French) was performed by a chorus line of female dancers who wore long skirts and petticoats and lifted them up to reveal their thighs and black stockings at a time when it was considered racy for a woman to show her ankles!

Can-Can debuted as routine among working class people in the French music halls in the 1830s and most famously at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, where it's still performed today.

The Can-Can craze is sweeping England right now -- but only time will tell how long it takes for the dance to reach our shores. But when it does, you may want to consider ditching your treadmill routine for something a little girlier -- and tone your butt and tummy too!

Would you try Can-Can dancing?


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Ju March 31, 2009, 12:52 AM

Yup! Sure would!


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