Jenna Dewan shows off her energetic pole dancing skills in new video


Still got it! Jenna Dewan, 41, shows off her energetic pole dancing skills in new video… two decades after making it as Janet Jackson’s back-up dancer

She started her career as a back-up dancer for Janet Jackson, and Jenna Dewan is proving that she still has all her impressive moves in place.

The 41-year-old actress and dancer wowed fans with her pole dancing skills over the weekend, as she shared a video of herself quite literally in full swing to her 8M followers on Instagram.

Jenna first appeared in Janet’s iconic Doesn’t Really Matter video in 2000 and later in All for You and the All for You Tour in 2001. 

Talented dancer: Jenna Dewan, 41, showed her fans that she still has the moves and flaunted her pole dancing skills

Talented dancer: Jenna Dewan, 41, showed her fans that she still has the moves and flaunted her pole dancing skills 

After making it as a professional back-up dancer, Jenna would go on to star in the 2006 movie Step Up, which where she met her now ex-husband Channing Tatum.

The former couple share nine-year-old daughter Everly Elizabeth Maiselle Tatum together. 

The brunette beauty looked stunning as she pulled off a few dance numbers in the video. She donned a pink sports bra and black shorts during her lesson.

The video started with the star doing a classic spin as she held on to the pole with only one hand. 

Jenna also proved to her fans that she can easily still do the splits with no problem.

Learning new skills: The dancer showed her fans that she was learning a new dancing skill to add to her list of talents

Learning new skills: The dancer showed her fans that she was learning a new dancing skill to add to her list of talents 

Wow! The actress showed that she had great upper arm strength to properly balance on the pole

Wow! The actress showed that she had great upper arm strength to properly balance on the pole

At one point in the video as Doja Cat played in the background, Jenna showed off her upper arm strength. 

She was able to get herself near the top and made balancing on top of a pole look very simple and easy. 

Later on, it appeared an instructor started guiding her through a short pole dancing routine, which Jenna effortlessly achieved. 

The star added a short caption which only contained emojis, such as a video camera and a cheer megaphone.  

A great time: The Rookie actress seemed to be having a blast practicing her pole dancing skills

A great time: The Rookie actress seemed to be having a blast practicing her pole dancing skills 

A dancer for years: The star has been professionally dancing for years, and was even a backup dancer for singers such as Janet Jackson and Pink

A dancer for years: The star has been professionally dancing for years, and was even a backup dancer for singers such as Janet Jackson and Pink

Jenna has been able to keep up in the dance industry by starring as a judge on Come Dance With Me, which premiered earlier this year in April. 

She dabbled into the world of acting and starred in the hit ABC show, The Rookie, playing the role of Bailey. The star also had a recurring role in the series titled, The Resident. 

Step Up was one of her biggest hits, and she played a leading role in the dance film. She also met her ex-husband, Channing, on the set of the movie. 

The two began dating soon after meeting and tied the knot in 2009. However, the two separated in 2018, and we legally divorced a year later in 2019.

They met on the set of Step Up: Jenna and Channing first met while filming Step Up and tied the knot three years later in 2009, but divorced in 2019

They met on the set of Step Up: Jenna and Channing first met while filming Step Up and tied the knot three years later in 2009, but divorced in 2019

Moving on: The actress and dancer has been dating Tony award-winner Steve Kazee, and the two became engaged in 2020

Moving on: The actress and dancer has been dating Tony award-winner Steve Kazee, and the two became engaged in 2020

At the time of Jenna and Channing’s split after nine years of a marriage, a source told Us Weekly that the couple had become distant with each other, stating that their relationship ‘had turned more into a friendship.’ 

According to the publication, in a joint statement released by the two back in 2018 when they first separated, it appeared the exes were leaving on good terms, and planned to be great co-parents to their daughter. 

The Rooke actress began dating Tony award-winner, Steve Kazee, in 2018, and the two became engaged in 2020. That same year, the couple welcomed their son, Callum. 

Cute family photo: Jenna is pictured with her fiance, Steve, along with her daughter, Everly, and son, Callum

Cute family photo: Jenna is pictured with her fiance, Steve, along with her daughter, Everly, and son, Callum 

Passion: The actress has still put her passion and dream forward, and continues to work in the dance industry

Passion: The actress has still put her passion and dream forward, and continues to work in the dance industry 

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