dancing - Ologies & -Isms Definition
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.
Variant of dance
intransitive verb danced, 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: Middle 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