Bar Hugging is a term used for players of Dance games who constantly hold onto the bar without letting go, even on songs that have very few steps.


Some players see Bar Hugging as a good thing, allowing you to keep balance and stay in a fixed position. Some players only bar rape on higher level songs (Cata+ and above.)


It's harder to do certain step combinations like Crossovers, and it is usually much more impressive to have a barless video opposed to a bar one.