Definitions of dance
a series of movements that match the speed and rhythm of a piece of music.
The poem I wrote this morning - Barong Dance is about the link between the music and the dance in Balinese Dance dramas.
move rhythmically to music, typically following a set sequence of steps.
their cheeks were pressed together as they danced
sway trip twirl whirl pirouette gyrate bop disco rock boogie shake a leg hoof it cut a/the rug trip the light fantastic get down mosh groove
(of a person) move in a quick and lively way.
Sheila danced in gaily
caper cavort frisk frolic skip prance gambol jig leap jump hop bounce
Examples of dance
they rolled back the carpet and had a dance
Synonyms of dance
sway caper flicker
Miriam the prophetess, Aaron's sister, took the timbrel in her hand, and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dancing.
You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness,
When Jephthah came to his house at Mizpah, behold, his daughter was coming out to meet him with tambourines and with dancing. Now she was his one and only child; besides her he had no son or daughter.
and watch; and behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to take part in the dances, then you shall come out of the vineyards and each of you shall catch his wife from the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin. "It shall come about, when their fathers or their brothers come to complain to us, that we shall say to them, 'Give them to us voluntarily, because we did not take for each man of Benjamin a wife in battle, nor did you give them to them, else you would now be guilty.'" The sons of Benjamin did so, and took wives according to their number from those who danced, whom they carried away. And they went and returned to their inheritance and rebuilt the cities and lived in them.
1 Samuel 18:6-7
It happened as they were coming, when David returned from killing the Philistine, that the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with joy and with musical instruments. The women sang as they played, and said, "Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands."
1 Samuel 21:11
But the servants of Achish said to him, "Is this not David the king of the land? Did they not sing of this one as they danced, saying, 'Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands'?"
1 Samuel 29:5
"Is this not David, of whom they sing in the dances, saying, 'Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands'?"
"Again I will build you and you will be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel! Again you will take up your tambourines, And go forth to the dances of the merrymakers.
The joy of our hearts has ceased; Our dancing has been turned into mourning.
and say, 'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.'
"They are like children who sit in the market place and call to one another, and they say, 'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not weep.'
and when the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his dinner guests; and the king said to the girl, "Ask me for whatever you want and I will give it to you."
"Now his older son was in the field, and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing.
Praise Him with timbrel and dancing; Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe.
Let them praise His name with dancing; Let them sing praises to Him with timbrel and lyre.
2 Samuel 6:14
And David was dancing before the LORD with all his might, and David was wearing a linen ephod.
1 Chronicles 15:29
It happened when the ark of the covenant of the LORD came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David leaping and celebrating; and she despised him in her heart.
1 Kings 18:26
Then they took the ox which was given them and they prepared it and called on the name of Baal from morning until noon saying, "O Baal, answer us." But there was no voice and no one answered. And they leaped about the altar which they made.
It came about, as soon as Moses came near the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing; and Moses' anger burned, and he threw the tablets from his hands and shattered them at the foot of the mountain.