See also performing.choreodrama a drama expressed in dance or with dance as an integral part of its content and form. choreography 1. the art of composing dances for the stage, especially in conceiving and realizing the movements of the dancers. 2. the technique of representing dance movements through a notational scheme. 3. the art of dancing. Also called choregraphy, orchesography. —choreographer, n. —choreographic, adj. choreomania a mania for dancing. ecdysiast a striptease performer or exotic dancer. orchesography choreography. Also orchesis, orchestics. tripudiation Rare. the act of dancing. —tripudiary, adj.
- Currently in the act of dancing.
- The activity of dancing.
- Present participle of dance.
Variant of dance
intransitive verbdanced, dancing
- to move the body and feet in rhythm, ordinarily to music
- to move lightly and gaily; caper
- to bob up and down
- to be stirred into rapid movement, as leaves in a wind
Origin of danceMiddle English dauncen ; from Old French danser ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Frankish an unverified form dintjan, to tremble, move back and forth
- to take part in or perform (a dance)
- to cause to dance
- to cause to move lightly, bob up and down, etc.
- rhythmic movement of the body and feet, ordinarily to music
- a particular kind of dance, as the waltz, tango, etc.
- the art of dancing, esp. as performed in ballet or modern dance
- a party to which people come to dance
- one round of dancing at such a party
- a piece of music for dancing
- rapid, lively movement
dance attendance on
to be always near so as to wait on, lavish attention on, etc.
dance to another tune
to alter one's actions or opinions as a result of changed conditions