ritual dancing

Definitions of ritual dancing
  1. noun
    a dance that is part of a religious ritual
    synonyms: ceremonial dance, ritual dance
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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
    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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