ritual dance

DEFINITIONS OF: ritual dance

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n a dance that is part of a religious ritual

Synonyms:
ceremonial dance, ritual dancing
Types:
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apache devil dance
a ritual dance of the Apache
dance of death, danse macabre
a medieval dance in which a skeleton representing death leads a procession of others to the grave
ghost dance
a religious dance of Native Americans looking for communication with the dead
pyrrhic
an ancient Greek dance imitating the motions of warfare
rain dance
a ritual dance intended to bring rain
snake dance
a ceremonial dance (as by the Hopi) in which snakes are handled or invoked
sun dance
a ceremonial dance performed by Amerindians at the summer solstice
war dance
a ceremonial dance performed before a battle or after a victory
corn dance
a rain dance of Amerindians
Hawaiian dancing, hula, hula-hula
a Polynesian rain dance performed by a woman
Type of:
dance, dancing, saltation, terpsichore
taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
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