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  1. adagio
    a slow section of a pas de deux
  2. apache dance
    a violent fast dance in French vaudeville
  3. apache devil dance
    a ritual dance of the Apache
  4. ball
    a lavish dance requiring formal attire
  5. ball
    the people assembled at a lavish formal dance
  6. ballet
    a theatrical performance of a story by trained dancers
  7. ballroom dance
    any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom
  8. ballroom dancing
    any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom
  9. barn dance
    a dance party featuring country dancing
  10. bebop
    dance the bebop
  11. beguine
    a ballroom dance that originated in the French West Indies
  12. belly dance
    a Middle Eastern dance in which the dancer makes sensuous movements of the hips and abdomen
  13. belly dance
    perform a belly dance
  14. belly dancing
    a Middle Eastern dance in which the dancer makes sensuous movements of the hips and abdomen
  15. bolero
    a Spanish dance in triple time accompanied by guitar
  16. boogie
    dance to boogie music
  17. break
    do a dance performed to the rhythm of rap music
  18. break dancing
    a form of solo dancing that involves rapid acrobatic moves in which different parts of the body touch the ground; normally performed to the rhythm of rap music
  19. break-dance
    do a break dance
  20. bubble dance
    a solo dance similar to a fan dance except large balloons are used instead of fans
  21. buck-and-wing
    a solo tap dance emphasizing sharp taps
  22. bump
    dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward
  23. bunny hug
    a syncopated ballroom dance formerly popular in the US
  24. cakewalk
    a strutting dance based on a march
  25. cakewalk
    perform the cakewalk dance
  26. cancan
    a high-kicking dance of French origin performed by a female chorus line
  27. capriole
    perform a capriole, in ballet
  28. carioca
    a lively ballroom dance that resembles the samba
  29. ceremonial dance
    a dance that is part of a religious ritual
  30. cha-cha
    a modern ballroom dance from Latin America
  31. cha-cha
    dance the cha-cha
  32. cha-cha-cha
    a modern ballroom dance from Latin America
  33. Charleston
    an American ballroom dance in syncopated rhythm
  34. Charleston
    dance the Charleston
  35. chasse
    perform a chasse step, in ballet
  36. choreography
    a show involving artistic dancing
  37. choreography
    the representation of dancing by symbols
  38. classical ballet
    a style of ballet based on precise conventional steps performed with graceful and flowing movements
  39. clog
    a dance performed while wearing shoes with wooden soles
  40. clog
    dance a clog dance
  41. clog dance
    a dance performed while wearing shoes with wooden soles
  42. clog dancing
    a dance performed while wearing shoes with wooden soles
  43. comedy ballet
    a ballet that stresses the drama with features of comedy
  44. concert dance
    a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
  45. conga
    a Latin American dance of 3 steps and a kick by people in single file
  46. conga
    dance the conga
  47. contra danse
    a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
  48. contra danse
    perform a contradance
  49. contradance
    a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
  50. contradance
    perform a contradance
  51. contredanse
    a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
  52. contredanse
    perform a contradance
  53. corn dance
    a rain dance of Amerindians
  54. cotilion
    a lively dance originating in France in the 18th century
  55. cotilion
    a ball at which young ladies are presented to society
  56. cotillion
    a lively dance originating in France in the 18th century
  57. cotillion
    a ball at which young ladies are presented to society
  58. country dancing
    a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
  59. country-dance
    a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
  60. country-dance
    perform a contradance
  61. courante
    a court dance of the 16th century
  62. dance of death
    a medieval dance in which a skeleton representing death leads a procession of others to the grave
  63. danse du ventre
    a Middle Eastern dance in which the dancer makes sensuous movements of the hips and abdomen
  64. danse macabre
    a medieval dance in which a skeleton representing death leads a procession of others to the grave
  65. disco
    dance to disco music
  66. do-si-do
    a square-dance figure
  67. duet
    a dance for two people
  68. eightsome
    a Scottish reel for eight dancers
  69. extension
    the ability to raise the working leg high in the air
  70. fan dance
    a solo dance in which large fans are manipulated to suggest or reveal nakedness
  71. fancy-dress ball
    a ball at which guests wear costumes and masks
  72. fandango
    a provocative Spanish courtship dance in triple time
  73. farandole
    a lively dance from Provence
  74. flamenco
    a style of dancing characteristic of the Andalusian Gypsies
  75. folk dance
    a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people
  76. folk dance
    perform a folk-dance
  77. folk dancing
    a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people
  78. formal
    a lavish dance requiring full dress
  79. fox-trot
    a ballroom dance in quadruple time
  80. foxtrot
    a ballroom dance in quadruple time
  81. foxtrot
    dance the foxtrot
  82. gavotte
    an old formal French dance in quadruple time
  83. ghost dance
    a religious dance of Native Americans looking for communication with the dead
  84. glissade
    perform a glissade, in ballet
  85. grind
    dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way
  86. gypsy dancing
    a style of dancing characteristic of the Andalusian Gypsies
  87. habanera
    a Cuban dance in duple time
  88. Hawaiian dancing
    a Polynesian rain dance performed by a woman
  89. heel
    perform with the heels
  90. highland fling
    a vigorous Scottish reel
  91. hoof
    dance in a professional capacity
  92. hoofing
    dancing in which the steps are more important than gestures or postures
  93. hop
    an informal dance where popular music is played
  94. hornpipe
    a British solo dance performed by sailors
  95. hula
    a Polynesian rain dance performed by a woman
  96. hula-hula
    a Polynesian rain dance performed by a woman
  97. interpretative dance
    a form of modern dance in which the dancer's movements depict an emotion or tell a story
  98. interpretative dancing
    a form of modern dance in which the dancer's movements depict an emotion or tell a story
  99. interpretive dance
    a form of modern dance in which the dancer's movements depict an emotion or tell a story
  100. interpretive dancing
    a form of modern dance in which the dancer's movements depict an emotion or tell a story
  101. jig
    any of various old rustic dances involving kicking and leaping
  102. jig
    dance a quick dance with leaping and kicking motions
  103. jitterbug
    a jerky American dance that was popular in the 1940s
  104. jitterbug
    do the jitterbug
  105. jive
    dance to jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s
  106. kick
    kick a leg up
  107. lancers
    a quadrille for 8 or 16 couples
  108. landler
    a moderately slow Austrian country dance in triple time
  109. lindy
    an energetic American dance that was popular in the 1930s
  110. lindy hop
    an energetic American dance that was popular in the 1930s
  111. longways
    country dancing performed with couples in two long lines facing each other
  112. longways dance
    country dancing performed with couples in two long lines facing each other
  113. mambo
    a Latin American dance similar in rhythm to the rumba
  114. mambo
    dance a mambo
  115. masked ball
    a ball at which guests wear costumes and masks
  116. masquerade ball
    a ball at which guests wear costumes and masks
  117. mazurka
    a Polish national dance in triple time
  118. minuet
    a stately court dance from the 17th century
  119. modern ballet
    a style of ballet that admits a wider variety of movements
  120. modern dance
    a style of theatrical dancing that is not as restricted as classical ballet; movements are expressive of feelings
  121. morris dance
    any of various English folk dances performed by dancers in costume
  122. morris dancing
    any of various English folk dances performed by dancers in costume
  123. mosh
    dance the slam dance
  124. nauch
    an intricate traditional dance in India performed by professional dancing girls
  125. nautch
    an intricate traditional dance in India performed by professional dancing girls
  126. nautch dance
    an intricate traditional dance in India performed by professional dancing girls
  127. nude dancing
    erotic dancing with little or no clothing
  128. one-step
    an early ballroom dance; precursor to the fox-trot
  129. one-step
    dance the one-step
  130. pas de deux
    a dance for two people
  131. pas de quatre
    (ballet) a dance for four people
  132. pas de trois
    (ballet) a dance for three people
  133. pas seul
    (ballet) a solo dance or dance figure
  134. paso doble
    a ballroom dance in fast duple time
  135. pavan
    a stately court dance of the 16th and 17th centuries
  136. pavane
    a stately court dance of the 16th and 17th centuries
  137. phrase
    dance movements that are linked in a single sequence
  138. polka
    a Bohemian dance with 3 steps and a hop in fast time
  139. polka
    dance a polka
  140. prom
    a formal dance held for a school class
  141. promenade
    a square dance figure
  142. promenade
    a formal ball held for a school class
  143. pyrrhic
    an ancient Greek dance imitating the motions of warfare
  144. quadrille
    a square dance of 5 or more figures for 4 or more couples
  145. quickstep
    a ballroom dance with both quick and slow steps
  146. quickstep
    perform a quickstep
  147. rain dance
    a ritual dance intended to bring rain
  148. rave
    a dance party with electronically synthesized music
  149. record hop
    an informal dance where popular music is played
  150. reel
    a lively dance of Scottish Highlanders
  151. reel
    an American country dance
  152. rhumba
    a folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement
  153. rhumba
    a ballroom dance based on the Cuban folk dance
  154. rhumba
    dance the rhumba
  155. ring dance
    a folk dance; dancers form a circle
  156. ritual dance
    a dance that is part of a religious ritual
  157. ritual dancing
    a dance that is part of a religious ritual
  158. round dance
    a folk dance; dancers form a circle
  159. round dance
    a ballroom dance characterized by revolving movement
  160. round dancing
    a ballroom dance characterized by revolving movement
  161. rumba
    a folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement
  162. rumba
    a ballroom dance based on the Cuban folk dance
  163. rumba
    dance the rhumba
  164. samba
    a lively ballroom dance from Brazil
  165. samba
    dance the samba
  166. saraband
    a stately court dance of the 17th and 18th centuries
  167. sashay
    perform a chasse step, in ballet
  168. sashay
    a square dance figure
  169. schottische
    a German round dance resembling a slow polka
  170. Scottish reel
    a lively dance of Scottish Highlanders
  171. shag
    a lively dance step consisting of hopping on each foot in turn
  172. shag
    dance the shag
  173. shimmy
    lively dancing with much shaking of the shoulders and hips
  174. shimmy
    dance a shimmy
  175. skank
    a rhythmic dance to reggae music performed by bending forward and extending the hands while bending the knees
  176. skank
    dance the skank
  177. slam
    dance the slam dance
  178. slam dance
    a form of dancing in which dancers slam into one another
  179. slam dance
    dance the slam dance
  180. slam dancing
    a form of dancing in which dancers slam into one another
  181. snake dance
    a ceremonial dance in which snakes are handled or invoked
  182. social dancing
    dancing as part of a social occasion
  183. soft-shoe
    tap dancing wearing shoes that have soft soles
  184. soft-shoe dancing
    tap dancing wearing shoes that have soft soles
  185. soft-shoe shuffle
    tap dancing wearing shoes that have soft soles
  186. square dance
    American country dancing in which couples form squares
  187. square dance
    dance in formation
  188. square dancing
    American country dancing in which couples form squares
  189. stage dancing
    a show involving artistic dancing
  190. step dancing
    dancing in which the steps are more important than gestures or postures
  191. stomp
    a dance involving a rhythmical stamping step
  192. sun dance
    a ceremonial dance performed by Amerindians at the summer solstice
  193. swing
    a square dance figure
  194. sword dance
    any of various dances by men who step nimbly over swords or flourish them in the air
  195. sword dancing
    any of various dances by men who step nimbly over swords or flourish them in the air
  196. tango
    a ballroom dance of Latin-American origin
  197. tango
    dance to Latin-American music in duple time
  198. tap
    dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes
  199. tap dance
    a dance step tapped out audibly with the feet
  200. tap dance
    perform a tap dance
  201. tap dancing
    a dance step tapped out audibly with the feet
  202. tapdance
    dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes
  203. tarantella
    a lively whirling Italian dance for two persons
  204. tarantelle
    a lively whirling Italian dance for two persons
  205. thrash
    dance the slam dance
  206. toe dance
    a dance performed on tiptoe
  207. toe dancing
    a dance performed on tiptoe
  208. turkey trot
    an early ragtime one-step
  209. twist
    social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s
  210. twist
    do the twist
  211. two-step
    a ballroom dance in duple meter; marked by sliding steps
  212. two-step
    dance the two-step
  213. valse
    a ballroom dance in triple time with a strong accent on the first beat
  214. variation
    (ballet) a solo dance or dance figure
  215. Virginia reel
    an American country dance which starts with the couples facing each other in two lines
  216. waltz
    a ballroom dance in triple time
  217. waltz
    dance a ballroom dance in triple time
  218. waltz around
    dance a waltz
  219. war dance
    a ceremonial dance performed before a battle or after a victory
Created on January 23, 2012

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