Friday, August 22, 2008

Dance Definition:


  1. skip, leap, or move up and down or sideways
  2. move in a graceful and rhythmical way
  3. move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance


  1. an artistic form of nonverbal communication
  2. a social gathering at which people dance.
  3. taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music

Dance Phrases

dance attendance on = try hard to please
dance to someone’s tune = comply with someone’s demands
lead someone a merry dance (Brit.) = cause someone a great deal of trouble

Word Origin

c.1300, from O.Fr. dancier, perhaps from Frankish. 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.

To sing well and to dance is to be well educated.
— Plato (c. 427 BC – c. 347 BC)
influential teacher, writer

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