Move rhythmically to music, typically following a set sequence of steps
he danced with Katherine
A series of movements performed in the hive by worker honeybees to inform the colony of the direction and distance to a food source
A competition, or a round in a competition, in which a number of dancers compete against each other until a winner is declared
A ceremonial dance performed by some American Indian groups.
An Aboriginal dance in which the movements of an emu are imitated
A dance in which the female performer is apparently nude and remains partly concealed throughout by large fans
An erotic dance or striptease performed close to, or sitting on the lap of, a paying customer
A dance performed by North American Plains Indians in honor of the sun and to prove bravery by overcoming pain
A dance performed wearing shoes fitted with metal taps, characterized by rhythmical tapping of the toes and heels
An afternoon tea with dancing, originating in 19th-century society
A ceremonial dance performed before a battle or to celebrate victory
An infantile or untrained dance; (later) a dance performed by a very young child.
An informal social gathering for square dancing, originally held in a barn
A dance in slow time consisting of gliding movements and stately posing, the feet being only slightly raised from the ground.
A dance originating in the Middle East, typically performed by a woman and involving undulating movements of the belly and rapid gyration of the hips
A social occasion featuring dancing to traditional Australian folk music
A dance performed in clogs with rhythmic beating of the feet, especially as a traditional dance in Ireland, Scotland, and the north of England
A band that plays music suitable for dancing, especially swing
A card bearing the names of a woman’s prospective partners at a formal dance
A drama in which all the action is expressed by dancing
An area of floor in a nightclub, disco, or restaurant that is reserved for dancing
A large public hall or building where people pay to enter and dance
A movement which forms part of a dance, especially one consisting of a set routine of such movements; frequently in plural.
= Dance of Death.
A dance performed as part of Buddhist ritual in Sri Lanka and Tibet, for the invocation, propitiation, or exorcism of spirits
Dance to pop music
A dance performed by fairies, to which magical or enchanting effects are traditionally often attributed.
A dance (traditionally) performed outdoors.
A popular dance, considered as part of the tradition or custom of a particular people
Any of various dances incorporating frog-like movements; specifically †= frogs' hornpipe (obsolete).
An American Indian religious cult of the second half of the 19th century, based on the performance of a ritual dance that, it was believed, would drive away white people and restore the traditional lands and way of life. Advocated by the Sioux chief Sitting Bull, the cult was central to the uprising that was crushed at the Battle of Wounded Knee
A traditional Irish dance; (in later use) especially = Irish step dance.
A traditional Chinese dance in which the dancers are masked and costumed to resemble lions
An energetic dance performed by a troupe of mineworkers, usually incorporating elements of traditional African dance.
(Chiefly refl.). To exhaust oneself by dancing. Also (occasionally) without object: to dance in an exaggerated manner.
North American. A North American Indian ceremonial dance involving or relating to a peace pipe or calumet.
A dance in which the participants hold ribbons, which are plaited and unplaited in the course of the dance.
Any of various dances performed on or involving a pole; (now) specifically an erotic dance or striptease performed while moving around a specially constructed pole, usually in a strip club.
To perform a pole dance.
A ritual done to summon rain, as practiced by some Pueblo Indian and other peoples
A lively dance, a reel; (also) a piece of music to which such a dance may be performed.
A dance in which the dancers form a circle.
A performance on the tightrope.
A folk dance in which the dancers form one large circle
To engage in slow dancing.
A dance in which the performers handle live snakes, imitate the motions of snakes, or form a line that moves in a zigzag fashion, in particular a ritual dance of the Hopi Indians involving the handling of live rattlesnakes
A dance in which the performers brandish swords or step around swords laid on the ground, originally as a tribal preparation for war or as a victory celebration
An erotic dance or striptease performed on or at a table, especially the table of a paying customer in a strip club, etc.
A country dance or folk dance, typically following a traditional set of steps, in which dancers form a circle