Dancing Bear Strip Club in St Louis, Mo., is the second-most popular club in the U.S. in the year since its opening in 2010, according to an NBC News analysis of club data from Dance Magazine.
It ranks among the top 10 most popular dance clubs by total annual attendance, according the annual report by Dance Magazine, which is compiled annually by the National Dance Theater Association.
The club has been voted “Best Dance Club in America” by the magazine in each of the past two years, but it is not among the Top 10.
The Top 10 most-attended dance clubs: Dancing Bear (2014), Danceteria (2014) Dancing Bear in Los Angeles, Calif., and the Dance Theater at the O2 in London are the two other major dance clubs that ranked in the top 100 by number of fans.
The U.K.’s Royal Albert Hall and The Barenaked Ladies’ Big Room in New York City also ranked among the 100 most-watched clubs in the country.
Dancing Bear is based in Nashville, Tenn., and has been in operation since its establishment in 2006.
“Dancing Bear was founded in Nashville because we believed the world needed a club that welcomed people of all ages, races, religions and backgrounds, who could dance together for the joy of dance and music,” said club founder and president John P. Osterberg in a statement.
“This is our mission statement, and it has never been more important than now.
We are proud to be a part of the community and we hope to see more dance clubs around the country in the years to come.” The U