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Dance vs. Dancing

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Dancenoun

A sequence of rhythmic steps or movements usually performed to music, for pleasure or as a form of social interaction.

Dancingnoun

The activity of taking part in a dance.

Dancenoun

A social gathering where dancing is the main activity.

Dancingnoun

(historical) A dance club in France.

Dancenoun

(heraldry) A normally horizontal stripe called a fess that has been modified to zig-zag across the center of a coat of arms from dexter to sinister.

Dancingverb

present participle of dance

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Dancenoun

A genre of modern music characterised by sampled beats, repetitive rhythms and few lyrics.

Dancing

from Dance.

Dancenoun

(uncountable) The art, profession, and study of dancing.

Dancingnoun

taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music

Dancenoun

A piece of music with a particular dance rhythm.

Danceverb

(intransitive) To move with rhythmic steps or movements, especially in time to music.

‘I danced with her all night long.’;

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Danceverb

(intransitive) To leap or move lightly and rapidly.

‘His eyes danced with pleasure as he spoke.’; ‘She accused her political opponent of dancing around the issue instead of confronting it.’;

Danceverb

(transitive) To perform the steps to.

‘Have you ever danced the tango?’;

Danceverb

(transitive) To cause to dance, or move nimbly or merrily about.

Danceverb

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 thisWhich dances with your daughter?’;

Danceverb

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 heartThan when I first my wedded mistress saw.’; ‘Shadows in the glassy waters dance.’; ‘Where rivulets dance their wayward round.’;

Danceverb

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.’; ‘A man of his place, and so near our favor,To dance attendance on their lordships' pleasure.’;

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Dancenoun

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.

Dancenoun

A tune by which dancing is regulated, as the minuet, the waltz, the cotillon, etc.

‘Of remedies of love she knew parchanceFor of that art she couth the olde dance.’;

Dancenoun

an artistic form of nonverbal communication

Dancenoun

a party of people assembled for dancing

Dancenoun

taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music

Dancenoun

a party for social dancing

Danceverb

move in a graceful and rhythmical way;

‘The young girl danced into the room’;

Danceverb

move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance;

‘My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio’;

Danceverb

skip, leap, or move up and down or sideways;

‘Dancing flames’; ‘The children danced with joy’;

Dance

Dance is a performing art form consisting of sequences of movement, either improvised or purposefully selected. This movement has aesthetic and often symbolic value.

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