A go go dancer is a dancer who is employed to dance and entertain at clubs and bars. Go go dancing began in the early 1960s during the disco craze. The term "go go dancer" originated from the French word "go go" which means joy and happiness.
The first known go go dancer was Carol Doda. Doda began her 18-year dancing career at the Condor dance club in San Francisco, dancing topless before crowds of people.
Now synonomous with bulky boots and fringe dresses, go go dancing has become has become a part of the history of popular dance.
Also Known As: Go go girl
Alternate Spellings: Go-go dancer