Find the word definition

Crossword clues for dance

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
dance
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a dance tune
▪ The DJ played some bouncy dance tunes.
a film/music/dance/arts festival
▪ The movie won an award at the Cannes Film Festival.
a writing/painting/dancing etc competition
▪ Greg won the school public-speaking competition.
ballroom dancing
barn dance
belly dance
classical ballet/dance etc
contemporary art/music/dance
▪ Each year there is a contemporary music festival in November.
country dancing
dance band
dance floor
dance hall
dinner dance
fitness/dance/fashion etc craze
▪ The jogging craze began in the 1970s.
folk dance
lap dancing
line dancing
morris dancing
pole dancing
sb's eyes twinkle/dance with mischief (=they show that someone wants to cause trouble, play tricks etc)
▪ Leo nodded, his eyes shining with mischief.
square dance
Strictly Come Dancing
sword dance
table dancing
tap dancing
war dance
wear sth to a party/a dance/an interview etc
▪ I’m wearing a scarlet dress to the party.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
classical
▪ The above examples are all slightly parodied versions of classical dance steps.
▪ Olivia Rojo boasts more than two decades of classical dance training.
▪ It has evolved from the simplest folk through the mannered court and finally to the expert classical dance.
▪ Yet Ashton found ways of so moulding classical dance that the ladies even danced sur les pointes in so Edwardian a setting.
▪ Technical characteristics Classical dance in its purest form requires symmetry and balance.
▪ A delightful repertoire of contemporary &038; classical dance &038; music.
▪ If choreographers have had training in classical dance, they already have a large vocabulary of movement on which to call.
contemporary
▪ Over a three-month period, opera attracted 1 percent of the population but ballet and contemporary dance fewer than 1 percent.
▪ A delightful repertoire of contemporary &038; classical dance &038; music.
folk
▪ The event will be followed by a Pan-Orthodox folk dance celebration.
little
▪ Take your little partner and dance and sing: anything from waltzes to tangos, nursery rhymes to blues and rock.
▪ The vain girl did a little dance in them, but when she tried to stop, the shoes kept on dancing.
▪ I looked at Harvey, but he was staring at his feet which twitched for another little dance.
▪ The first section of the piece initially called for little formal dance movement.
▪ As he stepped out of the elevator and strode towards her, she felt her heartbeat do a funny little dance.
▪ Nicky Black did a little cold-day dance, hands in pockets, giving a buck-tooth grin.
▪ He was still looking down and still doing a little dance.
merry
▪ Willie leads his Man a merry dance at any party, chasing any woman in sight.
▪ But he led the field a merry dance until being overhauled inside the final furlong.
▪ Against all forecasts, against all evidence, the little guy sometimes leads the invincible giant a merry dance.
modern
▪ The fact that all the acts are the same couple of blokes is just the way it is in modern dance.
▪ At one point Ronald was chasing me and I was pulling out all my modern dance technique.
▪ In some ways these two -- one from modern dance, the other from rock music -- are an odd match.
▪ Now Alvin set about creating in earnest his groundbreaking modern dance repertory company.
▪ I believe she was studying modern dance and had been a pupil of Mary Wigman, or of one of her disciples.
▪ He was more comfortable with the straight forward physicality of another kind of modern dance that Crumb showed him.
▪ One New York season or performance a year tended to be the rule for modern dance in the 1950s.
▪ The modern dance choreographer Lucas Hoving helped performers learn how to make dances.
ritual
▪ The swords may have been ceremonial, or they may have been used in an acrobatic ritual sword dance.
▪ Other heroic figures which figure in the monthly ritual dances are equipped in the same way.
▪ Viv Richards shows his reaction at Gower's exit as the ritual dance begins.
square
▪ Red notebook Bed linen Samba square dance double duvet cover; pillowcase.
▪ Then everything reverses, as in a square dance.
▪ It may be only a matter of time before goals trigger outbreaks of mass aerobics and the odd square dance.
traditional
▪ Just how traditional the dances are is a matter for debate.
▪ Performances will include traditional harvest dance processions around the campus, along with explanations about the background of Kwanzaa.
▪ A show to bring warmth to your heart, a large measure of live music with traditional dance circle steps.
▪ Secondly the traditional dances and customs of a particular country that can give local colour and atmosphere to a plot or theme.
▪ This includes a traditional waltz dance show at the Cafe Hubner, followed by dinner in the famous wine village of Grinzing.
▪ Every country has its own way of performing the traditional dances which go hand in hand with certain musical characteristics.
■ NOUN
band
▪ Trumpet players in dance bands possess many different sorts of mutes with a corresponding number of resultant timbres.
▪ Mart Kenney was a perfectionist, and his high standards set an example for scores of dance bands across the country.
▪ Radio brought entertainment to a mass audience, in particular light musical entertainment: it produced the age of the great dance bands.
▪ The dance band is playing, sounds like a military tune, certainly not like the local dances back home.
▪ The first dance band at the Show Room was made up of people in the dale and they called themselves the Arcadians.
▪ This gives us an unbalanced picture of dance band and jazz arrangements today.
▪ They're a dance band with a message, pleasure politicians with some Big Ideas.
barn
▪ This will be followed by an evening barn dance.
▪ Central Birmingham Group held a barn dance which raised £200; door-to-door the group collected £1,300.
class
▪ The center also offers tap and ballroom dance classes, yoga and Chairobics, which is a low-impact exercise program.
▪ Others spoke of a lifetime of dance classes.
▪ The sessions started with a modern dance class as a warm-up.
▪ I know he had a dance class earlier, and he probably went to Topanga to surf.
▪ There was no extra money for amenities, even such necessary-seeming ones as dance classes.
▪ Holtz had suggested offering dance classes as a way of establishing both the center and the Ailey company.
▪ Tap dance classes were not an enjoyable experience for a shy and introverted child.
club
Club promotion reflects the importance of dance clubs and the contribution they make towards a record's popularity.
▪ Nor is it a dance club, even though there is a dance floor and occasionally, live music.
▪ Gospel music has also become a vibrant part of the sound at the hippest dance clubs.
▪ Indeed, many Boston dance clubs find that fashion shows are their most popular events.
▪ The pressure to keep up with the passing dance club trends is rather transparent on some tracks.
▪ The investigations give a glimpse into the problems the Sheriff's Office had with policing the popular dance club.
company
▪ My spare time is spent watching the professional dance companies come through New York.
▪ Read in studio A new dance company has been formed to give a boost to the performing arts outside London.
▪ He could be sloppy about the details of running a dance company.
▪ Blueprint for success ... a New dance company starts with a flourish.
▪ Theatre groups, artists, dance companies-every venue is at risk.
dinner
▪ Her president's reception and dinner dance tomorrow night launches the main weekend of events.
▪ The Harp Hotel Àlacarte, tabled'hôte and bar snacks. Dinner dance on Saturdays.
▪ In August Sarah was invited to a dinner dance by a commercial traveller who came to the shop.
▪ Anne thought often about Sarah and her sophisticated partner on the Saturday night of the dinner dance.
▪ Cut it down, dye it red and press it into service for that next dinner dance?
▪ The season went well and the club recently held its presentation dinner dance where the trophies were awarded.
floor
▪ Enjoys windsurfing, working out at the gym and strutting his funky stuff on the dance floor.
▪ When Jack put a foot on the dance floor, some, then all couples stopped and the band trailed off.
▪ In the big middle room was a dance floor, with colored lights and a few gook couples doing the fox-trot.
▪ Putting her glass on the bar, she went on to the dance floor with him.
▪ With two conflicting styles of dancing taking place simultaneously on sometimes crowded dance floors, collisions are bound to happen.
▪ The music was loud and the dance floor full.
▪ I was running around the dance floor like a maniac.
hall
▪ The changing styles in the fifties and sixties affected this great dance hall like all the rest.
▪ In dance halls people were dancing the shimmy, the fox-trot, the Charleston.
▪ I walked inside the dance hall.
▪ When she talked to the current victims, she found they were all patrons of two very popular country music dance halls.
▪ On Saturdays in those Isle of Arran summers the picture palace became the dance hall.
▪ Here he encountered the bars and loose women and dance halls that would soon make him a famous artist.
▪ Here the taxi dance hall represented little more than clandestine prostitution.
▪ Age Concern runs tea dances, as do some local authorities, hotels and dance halls.
line
▪ A bright yellow strip of tape separated the country-western ballroom dancers from the line dance crowd.
▪ There is music -- western, of course -- and a line dance by the staff every 40 minutes.
music
▪ Until his accident, Rodrigo was the boom of 2000, provider of happy, slightly mindless dance music.
▪ When Al Jourgensen started the band in 1981, Ministry made synthesized dance music.
▪ Both zither and dance music are played once a week.
▪ The show will feature dance music by Bach, waltzes by Strauss and Tchaikovsky, and a play-along piece.
▪ Previously naff companies are suddenly revamping their image by involving themselves in dance music.
▪ At times the Crown Prince swapped the staid dance music for rather, more lively rock and roll.
▪ Later releases found her tripping nonchalantly through country &038; western, rock and dance music.
▪ When the dance music starts they play games.
routine
▪ No experience is necessary and all dance routines will be taught by the club's choreographer.
▪ It's a very young role and she has to lead the gypsy dance routine.
▪ Suzi Hoflin came in with two of her pupils and put Ingrid through a reasonable enough gypsy dance routine.
▪ To the outsider the movements of a kata resemble a dance routine.
▪ She'd rehearsed a number at her house with our choreographer the evening before, a whole dance routine.
▪ Three o'clock in the morning, bopping through a weird limb-jerking dance routine, and she looks like a child at playschool.
▪ My costume fits O.K.; the tight velvet pants worked well in the dance routine work-through this morning.
▪ I've been practising this mega dance routine.
scene
▪ Their original intentions were to break up the monotony of the London dance scene and inject a little humour and imagination.
▪ At 16, Williams dropped out of school to sing in nightclubs and the flourishing dance scene at South Side social clubs.
▪ He had scribbled notes to himself back in Los Angeles about baptismal dance scenes.
tap
▪ Every night I come in and tap dance in costumes.
▪ Where, in brief, was tap dance on the eve of millennium?
troupe
▪ A Chechenlanguage theater and national Vaikakhk dance troupe began work.
▪ No previous dance troupe manager had attacked the entertainment world so vigorously.
▪ Merce Cunningham founded his dance troupe at Black Mountain.
▪ Improvisation and ingenuity, not tradition, are the backbone of a unique dance troupe that is becoming a Tucson favorite.
■ VERB
begin
▪ Then Tranmere began their rain dance and the revival began.
▪ Now began an elaborate shadow dance.
▪ Angrily, she thrust herself away from the bedpost and her hands began again their energetic dance on the brightening wood.
▪ The two children began a fast stamping dance around and around, the rescued ball held aloft in triumph.
▪ Diana passed her interview and, in the spring term, began at the Vacani dance studio on the Brompton Road.
do
▪ Every third Tuesday they do the devil dance or the witch sniffing or whatever you want to call it there.
▪ A wide receiver does the same dance in the end zone and draws a penalty.
▪ Then he, Michele, and Romy do an interpretive victory dance for their former classmates.
▪ The vain girl did a little dance in them, but when she tried to stop, the shoes kept on dancing.
▪ If that friend has Netscape animation, the sonnet will do a wavy dance.
▪ Any family has to do its intricate dance together for at least twenty years and sometimes longer.
▪ He did a dance of his own after the shot went in.
hold
▪ The Spencers held a dance that weekend in his honour and it was noticeable that Sarah was enthusiastic in her attentions.
▪ Processions took place, sacrifices were held with dances and Song, there was general rejoicing.
lead
▪ It's a very young role and she has to lead the gypsy dance routine.
perform
▪ Bunched tightly together by older men in animal skins and carrying spears, they perform a ceremonial dance to insistent drumming.
▪ In the procession from Athens, as the mystae came over a bridge, people impersonating BAubo performed lewd dances before them.
▪ He began to run about in front of her, to turn, to perform grotesque dance movements that were not without some grace.
▪ The female of the species performs her mating dance.
▪ Martina and I performed the uncertain dance of people parting, with its limited steps.
▪ She performs a ritualised dance that tells the other bees the distance, direction, and quality of the food.
▪ Verrucas Children now perform dance and gymnastics lessons in bare feet.
▪ In 1990 I noticed in my community tank, a pair of Cardinal tetras performing their spawning dance.
play
▪ Lawrence was a big fifteen-year-old, and sometimes made money playing for dances in the Strasburg pool hall.
▪ Fischer was playing in dance studios, working weekends in fox-trot bands.
▪ Tom turned the radio on to a station that played dance music.
sing
▪ He says they get to sing and dance, it's fun.
▪ I have also seen them sing and dance.
▪ We like to sing and dance, we like to combine both of them.
▪ This rat wanted to eat ropes the way Gene Kelly wanted to sing and dance.
▪ They will drink, shout, sing and dance.
▪ Will mankind, even under advanced capitalism, let alone any future more liberated society, ever cease to sing and dance?
▪ Publicity officer Elizabeth Cooper said the character does not have to sing or dance.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a song and dance (about sth)
▪ Barney, he had these two sons - tried to set up a song and dance act.
▪ But to the children of Gloucestershire, it's just making a song and dance about having fun.
▪ I think most conductors would have stopped and made a song and dance.
▪ If she had wanted to stay she'd have made a song and dance, but it was better to move.
▪ Look here, there's no need to make a song and dance of it.
▪ This theme has a curious persistence, but one does not need a song and dance about it.
dance/sing/cook etc up a storm
▪ She danced up a storm at an Alexandria, Va., club where the Desperadoes played right after the election.
▪ They are blowing trumpets singing up a storm and waving as they walk past us.
lead sb a merry old dance/a right old dance
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Dances used to be held in the church hall at least once a month.
▪ Alan took Amy to the dance last weekend.
▪ Do you want to go to the dance on Saturday night?
▪ Hungarian folk dances
▪ I prefer old-fashioned dances like the waltz or the tango.
▪ May I have the next dance?
▪ school dances
▪ The Society are holding their 15th anniversary dinner dance at the Broomshill Hotel.
▪ The surprise hit of that summer was 'Macarena', which was also a dance craze.
▪ Twyla Tharpe's dance troupe
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ As the dance finished we curtsied again and the Duke of Edinburgh stopped to congratulate us.
▪ Martina and I performed the uncertain dance of people parting, with its limited steps.
▪ Most black dance students of the time tended to be steered by well-meaning teachers into the more welcoming field of modern dance.
▪ The dance was loneliness and anguish laid bare.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
about
▪ Now I come to think about it, that pesky Lad was dancing about somewhere outside.
▪ When I still refused, they gave their war cry and began dancing about to frighten me.
▪ He lit a cigarette and gazed at the page of his book until the printed words ceased to dance about.
▪ Then I just forgot about dancing for good.
▪ It danced about briefly on my retinas, then disappeared.
▪ The light danced about, we were above the thin cloud line and suddenly my pains had gone.
▪ They also dance about possible new nest sites, and about water sources when water is needed to cool down the nest.
▪ His opponent was dancing about in a neutral corner, one eye on his quarry.
around
▪ Ben danced around them, still barking.
▪ He'd watch him dance around the room emitting stifled screams.
▪ I remember several moments when the trumpets played and rays of heavenly light danced around my children's heads.
▪ He danced around the area, shaking an Ascon, a gourd filled with snake vertebrae.
round
▪ It moved sinuously, dancing round its adversary, thrusting with a slender spear and protecting itself gracefully with a brightly-polished shield.
▪ I used to dance round them and sing at the top of my voice.
▪ Those watching joined hands and danced round the bonfire amid an air of frenzied excitement.
▪ The day will include dancing round the maypole by Stokesley Primary School.
▪ He could hardly dance round with him too, so he had allowed the Duke one stately dance and then reclaimed him.
▪ They made their fire on the sand and danced round it.
▪ She danced round the bigger girl, getting a few scratches down the back of her suit, even drawing some blood.
▪ You dance round and round in a circle until ... Well, everybody knows what happens in the end.
to
▪ He finds bands to dance to.
together
▪ It was natural to dance together.
▪ Just a minute ago we were dancing together.
▪ For a start, I smelt your spoor on her when we danced together at the wedding.
▪ I think we not only have enjoyed dancing together but have both been stalling because we are kind of scared.
▪ We had danced together at the Music Box while her boyfriend was away at college.
▪ We went to the dance floor and danced together, the three of us.
▪ On the other hand, I remember seeing them dancing together at a ball shortly before the birth of Prince William.
▪ We first danced together under Jeff Ritcher back in the seventies.
■ NOUN
ballroom
▪ First ballroom dancing, then golf, then polo and now chess.
▪ If a man has a weakness, besides an apprehension of people who enjoy ballroom dancing, it is gadgets.
▪ The children were encouraged to take ballroom and folk dancing as part of their physical training curriculum.
band
▪ The Stanford crowd surges on to the floor, waving banners, dancing to the band, inching forward to high-five the players.
▪ From three strategically located stages, well-known musical groups provide a dancing beat while roving bands serenade the crowd.
belly
▪ My belly danced with fear, in spite of the food I had just eaten.
floor
▪ As large a group as can fit has gathered in the available floor space to dance.
folk
▪ The children were encouraged to take ballroom and folk dancing as part of their physical training curriculum.
▪ Each evening at Skei there will special events such as folk dancing.
▪ Although traditional, these instruments are still used to accompany folk dances today.
▪ Similarly, she arranged and encouraged folk dancing groups in the town, monthly reading circles and visits to theatres.
▪ The participants in folk dance can and certainly do show elation.
girl
▪ It's very hard to ask the girl you adore to dance if you know your hands are running like taps.
▪ The king surmised the girls were dancing their shoes to bits and put out a general announcement to the kingdom.
▪ Yet it is the head movements of the young girl as she dances to Pie Jesu that are so telling.
▪ That night he went again and watched six girls dance in the moonlight.
▪ Dangerfield selected the thinnest girl and began dancing a waltz to the hymn-tune.
▪ A girl his age was dancing a jig to the music.
▪ A couple of girls danced enthusiastically and several others tapped their feet.
▪ Soon all the girls were dancing.
head
▪ The images swirled and danced in her head like figures around a maypole.
▪ Some managers come away from virtual reality demonstrations with unhealthy visions of holograms dancing in their heads.
▪ And though these weep Over our harms, who's to know Where their feet dance while their heads sleep?
▪ With visions of organ-pipe fruit dancing in our heads, we nod off with giant Kino Peak looming nearby.
▪ Then the stumbling run across the car park, the lights dancing wildly inside his head.
▪ She had the oddest desire to touch the dark curls that danced on his head.
▪ It is a bit like asking how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.
line
▪ Gary Sheffield and Charles Johnson were leading a line of dancing players upon the podium.
music
▪ Through shouts and music and dancing we worship the Goddess with joyous bodies.
▪ There was no music, just dancing.
▪ I admired and understood his music and we danced very well together.
▪ From the other side of the footlights, Mulcahey could hear the murmuring beneath the noise of the music and the dancing.
▪ Almost always the crossing of boundaries between the sexes occurred during ecstatic rites involving loud music and wild dancing processions.
night
▪ Some nights I dance, but when I am in Cannes then I can detect.
▪ For three days and nights she danced in the streets with the crowd.
▪ They were also expected to work as crew or technicians even on nights they danced.
▪ But even they would be shocked at the idea of staying up all night dancing or taking drugs.
▪ One night, the dancing seemed to roll up like a wave and crash into our table.
▪ The bride, rising higher and higher out of her wedding dress as the night went on, danced all by herself.
people
▪ But I don't want to sing about football results or importune people to dance.
▪ Then she sat down upon a settee and watched the people dance.
▪ The people with her neither danced nor sang.
▪ The Hyatt Regency walkways collapsed while several hundred people were dancing on them.
▪ The floor had collapsed - people danced a good deal harder in those days, as the Secretary of State will no doubt remember.
▪ I remembered the people dancing in the streets when the dictator Ershad was deposed in 1990.
▪ In dance halls people were dancing the shimmy, the fox-trot, the Charleston.
song
▪ But what may have been problematic to the feet was pure pleasure to the ear, more languid song than lilting dance.
▪ Despite the wealth of songs and the dancing, despite the sacred rituals, the culture is fragile.
▪ See what the bridge was like, the one in the children's song where people were dancing and singing for ever.
▪ The first is a mixed bag of songs and dances, only a couple associated with Rivera.
▪ This theme has a curious persistence, but one does not need a song and dance about it.
▪ They sang songs and danced in the temporary bleachers.
tune
▪ Why did he get the feeling that he and Egbert were dancing to a tune?
▪ She was dancing to his tune a little too, and she was uneasily aware of it.
▪ This is how I like things - me pulling the strings, getting them to dance to my tune.
▪ But now it dances to a different tune.
▪ Now he danced to Kirov's tune, without knowing the steps.
▪ Everyone was in a circle now, dancing to a rollicking tune played by the small band, and changing partners.
▪ On the surface all is well; but the steps taken are danced to a different tune.
▪ You must learn to flow with your experience, not make others dance to your tune.
woman
▪ That woman he had danced with.
▪ Each time the music began half a dozen unsteady men wandered through the restaurant asking the women to dance.
▪ The women who danced were beautiful.
▪ One of them opened up on the table rather too naturally to reveal a beautiful woman dancing in the streets of Rio.
▪ The woman danced, short and squat, alone behind her closed eyes.
▪ And in the village of Marlott, following ancient custom, the young women gathered to dance every holiday.
▪ One of the women danced on top of three tables.
■ VERB
ask
▪ Each time the music began half a dozen unsteady men wandered through the restaurant asking the women to dance.
▪ I saw a blond librarian ask him to dance and begin a thing with him.
▪ That was the first thing that struck me when I asked you to dance.
▪ A guy Susan knows comes by, and asks her to dance.
▪ He asked me to dance but I said I couldn't.
▪ I started to ask her to dance and changed my mind.
▪ Maggie, Natasha and the rest of the girls went into the hall together and immediately Moira was asked to dance.
▪ How does a mythical figure ask a lady to dance?
begin
▪ They have begun to dance a strange dance.
▪ As she talked, she began to dance for him.
▪ Thus linked, with her weapons neutralised, the pair begin to dance.
▪ He was getting dressed when the building rumbled and the bedroom furniture began to dance.
▪ Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, chose his own partner too, and began to dance.
▪ When I still refused, they gave their war cry and began dancing about to frighten me.
▪ And began to dance; the embrace turned into a dance.
▪ Finally, an hour late, they arrived, and everyone began dancing.
learn
▪ Apparently the ballerina Pavlova came here to learn to dance like a swan for the ballet Swan Lake.
▪ I soon learned to dance, beginning with other girls as partners.
▪ If the rug is pulled from beneath your feet, learn to dance on a shifting carpet.
sing
▪ He neither sang nor danced, but with his six or seven years could already dominate both the public and his brothers.
▪ The people roused the protector spirit of the sun, Nga Bal, by singing, dancing, and playing their instruments.
▪ It's more than being able to sing and dance.
▪ But a play interspersed with singing and dancing.
▪ But Lady Macbeth and Portia were not called upon to sing and dance.
▪ They sang and shouted and danced and prayed and raised their hands in thanksgiving.
▪ There was I, singing and dancing all over the place.
▪ He sings and dances to that one along with Mark Harmon, Curtis-Hall and Elizondo.
start
▪ Yesterday, he wrote, it started to dance for me again.
▪ A rock group record had replaced the melancholy singers, and a few couples had started to dance.
▪ She has a large whisky and ginger and starts to dance again.
▪ Across the bleachers, the Oregon band puts down its instruments and starts dancing in the aisles.
▪ Some folks in the back have even started to dance.
want
▪ The young kids want to dance and have fun, they don't want all heavy stuff.
▪ This was not because I didn't want to dance but because I had not yet learned how to do it properly.
▪ Then he asked Primo if he wanted to dance with Deedee and Primo said no.
▪ He wanted to dance, but could see no opportunity of so doing.
▪ He wanted to dance with her all night.
▪ A young female wants to dance and enjoy herself, I know.
▪ I wanted to dance with him and celebrate the renewal of our friendship.
watch
▪ Then she sat down upon a settee and watched the people dance.
▪ Lustful travellers came from all over the world to watch him dance, naked except for a silk cap atop his curls.
▪ I kept watching you dancing out there.
▪ As a solitary concession, non-Brahmins were permitted to watch them dance.
▪ In California Plaza, you can dine while watching the dancing fountain.
▪ He'd watch him dance around the room emitting stifled screams.
▪ That night he went again and watched six girls dance in the moonlight.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a song and dance (about sth)
▪ Barney, he had these two sons - tried to set up a song and dance act.
▪ But to the children of Gloucestershire, it's just making a song and dance about having fun.
▪ I think most conductors would have stopped and made a song and dance.
▪ If she had wanted to stay she'd have made a song and dance, but it was better to move.
▪ Look here, there's no need to make a song and dance of it.
▪ This theme has a curious persistence, but one does not need a song and dance about it.
dance/sing/cook etc up a storm
▪ She danced up a storm at an Alexandria, Va., club where the Desperadoes played right after the election.
▪ They are blowing trumpets singing up a storm and waving as they walk past us.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Everyone got up and danced.
▪ I have an old photo of my parents dancing a waltz.
▪ If you like dancing to drum and bass, come to the Coven on Saturday night.
▪ Nakamura danced several solos in the "Nutcracker Suite."
▪ She danced with the San Francisco Ballet for six years.
▪ The disco starts at 11pm so you can dance the night away.
▪ Will you dance with me?
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A party of enthusiasts danced a quadrille on a flat rock near the middle of the stream.
▪ He doesn't dance on his own for long.
▪ She danced and danced, at one point passing by the funeral of the kind old woman.
▪ She had arrived with her parents some time ago but seemed to be dancing with a matador.
▪ She only wanted him to go on dancing till he dropped.
▪ They dance off into the cosmos.
▪ They responded by dancing with their tongues tucked happily into their cheeks.
▪ Two or three couples began to dance.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Dance

Dance \Dance\ (d[.a]ns), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Danced; p. pr. & vb. n. Dancing.] [F. danser, fr. OHG. dans[=o]n to draw; akin to dinsan to draw, Goth. apinsan, and prob. from the same root (meaning to stretch) as E. thin. See Thin.]

  1. To move with measured steps, or to a musical accompaniment; to go through, either alone or in company with others, with a regulated succession of movements, (commonly) to the sound of music; to trip or leap rhythmically.

    Jack shall pipe and Gill shall dance.
    --Wither.

    Good shepherd, what fair swain is this Which dances with your daughter?
    --Shak.

  2. To move nimbly or merrily; to express pleasure by motion; to caper; to frisk; to skip about.

    Then, 'tis time to dance off.
    --Thackeray.

    More dances my rapt heart Than when I first my wedded mistress saw.
    --Shak.

    Shadows in the glassy waters dance.
    --Byron.

    Where rivulets dance their wayward round.
    --Wordsworth.

    To dance on a rope, or To dance on nothing, to be hanged.

Dance

Dance \Dance\, v. t. To cause to dance, or move nimbly or merrily about, or up and down; to dandle.

To dance our ringlets to the whistling wind.
--Shak.

Thy grandsire loved thee well; Many a time he danced thee on his knee.
--Shak.

To dance attendance, to come and go obsequiously; to be or remain in waiting, at the beck and call of another, with a view to please or gain favor.

A man of his place, and so near our favor, To dance attendance on their lordships' pleasure.
--Shak.

Dance

Dance \Dance\, n. [F. danse, of German origin. See Dance, v. i.]

  1. The leaping, tripping, or measured stepping of one who dances; an amusement, in which the movements of the persons are regulated by art, in figures and in accord with music.

  2. (Mus.) A tune by which dancing is regulated, as the minuet, the waltz, the cotillon, etc.

    Note: The word dance was used ironically, by the older writers, of many proceedings besides dancing.

    Of remedies of love she knew parchance For of that art she couth the olde dance.
    --Chaucer.

    Dance of Death (Art), an allegorical representation of the power of death over all, -- the old, the young, the high, and the low, being led by a dancing skeleton.

    Morris dance. See Morris.

    To lead one a dance, to cause one to go through a series of movements or experiences as if guided by a partner in a dance not understood.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
dance

c.1300, from Old French dancier (12c., Modern French danser), which is of unknown origin, perhaps from Low Frankish *dintjan and akin to Old Frisian dintje "tremble, quiver." A word of uncertain origin but which, through French influence in arts and society, has become the primary word for this activity from Spain to Russia (Italian danzare, Spanish danzar, Rumanian dansa, Swedish dansa, German tanzen).\n\nIn part the loanword from French is used mainly with reference to fashionable dancing while the older native word persists in use with reference to folk-dancing, as definitively Russ. pljasat' vs. tancovat' [Buck].\n\nReplaced Old English sealtian, itself a borrowing from Latin saltare "to dance," frequentative of salire "to leap" (see salient (adj.); "dance" words frequently are derived from words meaning "jump, leap"). Related: Danced; dancing.\n\nIt is strange, and will, I am sure, appear to my readers almost incredible, that as far as I have ever read, there is no reference that can be identified as containing a clear allusion to dancing in any of our really ancient MS. books.

[Eugene O'Curry, "On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish," vol. 2, p.406, 1873]

dance

c.1300, from dance (v.).

Wiktionary
dance

n. 1 A sequence of rhythmic steps or movements usually performed to music, for pleasure or as a form of social interaction. 2 A social gathering where dancing is the main activity. 3 (lb en heraldiccharge) A fess that has been modified to zig-zag across the center of a coat of arms from dexter to sinister. 4 A genre of modern music characterised by sampled beats, repetitive rhythms and few lyrics. 5 (lb en uncountable) The art, profession, and study of dancing. 6 A piece of music with a particular dance rhythm.(R:COED2: page=387) vb. (context intransitive English) To move with rhythmic steps or movements, especially in time to music.

WordNet
dance
  1. n. an artistic form of nonverbal communication

  2. a party of people assembled for dancing

  3. taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music [syn: dancing, terpsichore, saltation]

  4. a party for social dancing

dance
  1. v. move in a graceful and rhythmical way; "The young girl danced into the room"

  2. move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio" [syn: trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe]

  3. skip, leap, or move up and down or sideways; "Dancing flames"; "The children danced with joy"

Wikipedia
Dańce

Dańce is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Hanna, within Włodawa County, Lublin Voivodeship, in eastern Poland, close to the border with Belarus. It lies approximately north-west of Włodawa and north-east of the regional capital Lublin.

Dance (Gary Numan album)

Dance is the fifth studio album, and third under his own name, by the British musician Gary Numan, released in 1981. Featuring the Top 10 single " She's Got Claws", the album reached #3 on the UK charts.

Dance (disambiguation)

Dance is the art of movement.

Dance may also refer to:

Dance (Pure Prairie League album)

Dance is the fifth studio album by American country rock band Pure Prairie League, released by RCA Records in 1976.

Dance (Matisse)

Dance (La Danse) refers to either of two related paintings made by Henri Matisse between 1909 and 1910. The first, preliminary version is Matisse's study for the second version. The composition or arrangement of dancing figures is reminiscent of Blake's watercolour "Oberon, Titania and Puck with fairies dancing" from 1786.

Dance (Ratt song)

"Dance" is a song by American heavy metal band Ratt. It is the first track off their 1986 album Dancing Undercover and the tenth track of their compilation album Ratt & Roll 81-91. It reached #59 on the Billboard Top 100. The song was written by Stephen Pearcy, guitarists Robbin Crosby and Warren DeMartini, and album producer Beau Hill.

The single was featured in the Miami Vice Season 3 episode "Down for the Count" in 1987.

Dance (With U)

"Dance (With U)" is the second single from British R&B singer Lemar and his first for Sony Music after coming third place in the BBC show Fame Academy.

The single became a huge hit in the UK, peaking at #2 in the UK singles chart in 2003.

Dance (Disco Heat)

"Dance (Disco Heat)" is a song by American singer Sylvester. The song became Sylvester's first Top 40 hit in the United States, where it peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the fall of 1978, it also reached #29 on the UK Singles Chart. The song appears on his 1978 album, Step II.

A 12" single was released in 1978, with "Dance (Disco Heat)" as the A-side and " You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" as the B-side, and these two extended dance mixes proved to be very popular in the dance clubs at the time. The two songs held down the top spot on the Billboard Dance/Disco chart for six weeks in August and September of that year and helped to establish Sylvester's career as a noted disco and dance music performer, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Dance (Keller Williams album)

Dance is the seventh studio album by Keller Williams, released in 2003. It contains remixes of songs from his preceding album, Laugh.

Dance (Paul Motian album)

Dance is the third album by Paul Motian to be released on the ECM label. It was released in 1977 and features performances by Motian with David Izenzon and Charles Brackeen.

Dance (SCH album)

Dance is the eleventh and the most recent official album by SCH from 2007. The recording line-up was Teno (guitar/synth/vocals/computer) and Azra Pallas (vocals). This electro-dance album, according to Vladimir Horvat of TerapijaNet, avoids "all hybrid commercial traps... [consisting of] 70 minutes of the pure joy of listening... Totally simple yet very sophisticated."

Dance (Despina Vandi album)

Dance is the third compilation album by Greek singer Despina Vandi, featuring a collection of dance music including both laïka and pop during her time at the Minos EMI label. The album was included as the second disc of the box set Despina Vandi in 2005.

Dance (Ass)

"Dance (Ass)", often stylized "Dance (A$$)", is a song by American rapper Big Sean, released as the third single from his debut studio album, Finally Famous (2011). It was added to urban radio formats on September 20, 2011 as the album's third official single. The official remix of the song features Nicki Minaj and was made available for free download on her website.

Dance (Lollipop F album)

DANCE is Taiwanese Mandopop quartet boyband Lollipop F's fifth studio Mandarin album. It was released on 20 October 2011 by Gold Typhoon (Taiwan). This album is the group's second release under the name "Lollipop F".

There are four versions were release including Dance - LolliPARTY Version (DANCE - LolliPARTY 版), which includes with an interactive DVD, for Dance - Dancing City Version (DANCE - Dancing City 版), it comes with an air cushion and a pillow case randomly picked from four available designs, and for Dance - Let's Go! Champion Edition (DANCE - 一起衝冠軍盤), it comes with a bonus track - the new Lollipop F friendship anthem "We'll Go Together", plus 5 collectible photo cards randomly picked from a set of 20.

The person who choreographed some of the dance moves on this album also worked for megastars like Ayumi Hamasaki, Koda Kumi and SMAP.

Dance (Pt. 1)

"Dance (Pt. 1)" is a song by the British rock band the Rolling Stones. Written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ronnie Wood, the song evolved out of a single riff. The song appeared as the opening track on the band's 1980 album Emotional Rescue.

Dance (Miho Komatsu song)

is the 16th single of the Japanese pop singer Miho Komatsu released under Giza Studio label. It was released 29th May 2002. The single was released on the 5th anniversary of her debut. The single reached #28 rank first week and sold 8,830 copies. It is charted for 2 weeks and totally sold 10,860 copies.

Dance (Nina Girado song)

"Dance" is a song by Filipino singer Nina from her 2011 studio album Stay Alive. It was initially released as the album's official lead single in August 2011, but was immediately pulled out of the radio after the album's release was postponed. In October 2011, the song was, again, released as a commercial single under Universal Records and received limited airplay. The song was originally written by Alexandra Prinz and Michael Gordon Lange, and it was produced by Ito Rapadas. The song talks about a woman who wants to get back together with her lover after breaking up with him. She misses her man, and is very undecided. She then goes to the club and dances her way to forgetting things and escaping loneliness.

The single was accompanied by two different official music videos, both directed by Sean Lim. Version 2 was released in December 2011, and features Nina in Gaga-ish costumes, doing choreographed dance moves at the same time. Her co-Sessionista Duncan Ramos made a guest appearance in the video. Nina portrays a detective and an alien at the same time in the video, where she investigates a crime scene regarding alien abduction, when she is later revealed as the suspect alien. Despite the fact that two videos were filmed for the song, the other version was never released. She has performed the song live in Happy Yipee Yehey! and Party Pilipinas, where she also launched Stay Alive.

"Dance" was well received by OPM critics, being given positive response by music reviewers. The Philippine Star described the song as an "upbeat track with a catchy melody," while Philippine Entertainment Portal called it a "fast track that fans will surely delight in." The song was given very limited commercial promotion, and its video was not played on myx until March 2012—which led Nina's fans to questioning Universal's marketing strategy. The song will later be released internationally, alongside the album.

Dance (surname)

Dance is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Bill Dance (television host) (born 1940), American fisherman
  • Charles Dance (born 1946), British actor
  • George Dance the Elder (1695–1768), English architect
  • George Dance the Younger (1741-1825), English architect and surveyor
  • George Dance (politician), politician and political activist
  • James Dance (politician) (1907-1981), British Conservative Party politician
  • Nathaniel Dance, (1748-1827), English sailor and commodore
  • William Dance (1755-1840), English pianist and violinist
  • Dallas Dance (Born 1979) Superintendent of Baltimore County Schools
Dance (Alexandra Stan song)

"Dance" is a song recorded by Romanian recording artist Alexandra Stan for her sophomore studio album, Unlocked (2014). The track was made available for digital download on 16 July 2014, as the album's third single. "Dance" was written by Stan, Cosmin Basasteanu, Alexandru Cotoi, Lee Anna McCollum, Mika Moupondo and Erik Lidbom, while production was handled by both Cazan and Lidbom. A music video for the song was directed by Khaled Mokhtar and debuted on Stan's YouTube channel on 18 July 2014, where it has since amassed over seven million views. The clip was shot during three days in Bucharest, Romania and sees Stan and her backup dancers performing choreographed dances, which were choreographed by Romanian performer Emil Rengle.

The recording was met with good reviews. Digital Journal praised the song for being "catchy", and Stan for providing "honey-rich" vocals. In an interview, Alexandra Stan explained that "Dance" is a "very sexy club song and club image". The track was performed during Stan's Unlocked Tour (2014). The song became a success in Japan, where it ranked at number 25 on the Japan Hot 100.

Usage examples of "dance".

But your far song, my faint one, what are they, And what their dance and faery thoughts and ours, Or night abloom with splendid stars and pale?

Daphne coaxed Rackford into dancing with her, vaguely aware of Acer Loring off to the side, scowling at them right along with her, for he had been enamored of Daphne for ages.

The trees had the thickest of canopies, stunningly clothed in the reds and golds and russets of their autumn canopies: I spent many an hour while Achates slept in my arms watching their seductive dancing against the sky.

At the second ballet at the opera an actress dressed in a tippet held out her cap to the bones as if to beg an alms, while she was dancing a pas de deux.

Such eyes adazzle dancing with mine, such nimble and discreet ankles, such gimp English middles, and such a gay delight in the mere grace of the lilting and tripping beneath rafters ringing loud with thunder, that Pan himself might skip across a hundred furrows for sheer envy to witness.

The Pope would die and the circus would actually begin with the tawdry tinkle of the hurdy-gurdy and monkeys on chains, the trumpet fanfare of a Fellini movie and the clowns and all the freaks and aerialists joining hands, dancing, capering across the screen.

As the humans whipped around the outer edges of the dancing whirlpool, the afanc swam in quick lunges and ripped them free in its jaws.

Upwards, now, in silence, the two men climbed until at last they reached a corridor which was aflare with dancing torchlight.

Even a bit drunk, Jill was agile, and she got through the dancing with her purity intact.

Frenchman, making one of his best bows, and playing gracefully with the aiguillettes that danced upon his breast, proceeded in courteous accents to deliver his mission.

Watching the girls trying to teach Alec a country dance in the hall one snowy afternoon toward the end of the week, Micum realized he was going to miss the boy when he was gone.

She rose hastily, and after she had begged an acquaintance to tell Alette and Harald that a mere headache compelled her to leave the dance, she hurried by the wood-path back to Semb.

Fishing the seething tide-race through the main channel at full spring tide, and shouting with excitement as the golden amberjack came boiling up in the wake, bellies flashing like mirrors, to hit the dancing feather lures, and send the Penn reels screeching a wild protest, and the fibreglass rods nodding and kicking.

And in those same dreams she would dance naked before Amir Bedawi, moving ever closer and closer to him, drawn like a moth beating its wings too close to the flame.

What if she was told to dance, to show the skills she knew Masri had told Amir she had learned?