Crossword clues for dance
- Pas de deux
- Another forte of 1 Across
- Highland fling, e.g.
- Pavane, e.g.
- Terpsichore's specialty
- Frug or jig
- Watusi, e.g.
- Gopak or hopak
- Minuet, e.g.
- Merengue or kolo
- Samba or rumba, e.g.
- Merengue, e.g.
- Do the monkey
- New Year's Eve activity
- Mamba or rumba
- Saltarello, e.g.
- Prom or hop
- Martha Graham's field
- Kolo or merengue
- Saraband or hora
- Guaracha or samba
- Milieu of Martha Graham
- Reel, e.g.
- Saraband, e.g.
- Carol or kolo
- Move like Susan Jaffe
- Bourrée or forlana
- Charleston, for one
- Snake or dinner
- Quadrille, e.g.
- Field of Merce Cunningham
- Monkey or pony
- Step lively
- Two-step, for one
- Prom, say
- Twist or stomp
- Pony or monkey
- Cut a rug
- Charleston, e.g.
- "Shall we ___?"
- Do a do-si-do
- Domain of one of the Muses
- Pageant routine
- Break ___
- What flames may do
- Macarena, e.g.
- Bolero, e.g.
- Rumba or samba
- Jive, e.g.
- 1-Down, e.g.
- Some fancy footwork
- Hint to the start of 17-, 31-, 46- and 61-Across
- Monkey, pony or alligator
- Word that can follow the ends of 17-, 21-, 36-, 44-, 54- and 64-Across
- After-hours school event
- Pony or alligator
- School social
- Prom, e.g.
- The Harlem Shake or the Dougie
- Terpsichore's domain
- Taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
- An artistic form of nonverbal communication
- Twist, for one
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.]
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.
Good shepherd, what fair swain is this Which dances with your daughter?
To move nimbly or merrily; to express pleasure by motion; to caper; to frisk; to skip about.
Then, 'tis time to dance off.
More dances my rapt heart Than when I first my wedded mistress saw.
Shadows in the glassy waters dance.
Where rivulets dance their wayward round.
To dance on a rope, or To dance on nothing, to be hanged.
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.
Thy grandsire loved thee well;
Many a time he danced thee on his knee.
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.
Dance \Dance\, n. [F. danse, of German origin. See Dance, v. i.]
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.
(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.
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
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]
c.1300, from dance (v.).
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.
v. move in a graceful and rhythmical way; "The young girl danced into the room"
skip, leap, or move up and down or sideways; "Dancing flames"; "The children danced with joy"
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 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 is the art of movement.
Dance may also refer to:
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" 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)" 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)" 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 is the seventh studio album by Keller Williams, released in 2003. It contains remixes of songs from his preceding album, Laugh.
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 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 (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 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)" 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.
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" 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 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" 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?