What is dance?

  • (noun): A party for social dancing.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Dance

Dance is a type of art that generally involves movement of the body, often rhythmic and to music. It is performed in many cultures as a form of emotional expression, social interaction, or exercise, in a spiritual or performance setting, and is sometimes used to express ideas or tell a story. Dance may also be regarded as a form of nonverbal communication between humans or other animals, as in bee dances and behaviour patterns such as a mating dances.

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Some articles on dance:

Zoé Blanc - Programs
... with Bouquet) Season Short dance Free dance 2010–2011 Romantic Waltz Quickstep L'Enfant Qui Voulait Etre Un Ours 2009–2010 Medieval Breton dance La Jument de Michao ...
Quiero Bailar
... ¡Quiero Bailar! ("I Want to Dance!") is a Spanish television dance talent show contested by aspiring professional dancers with concept similar to So You Think You Can Dance ...
Quest Crew - America's Best Dance Crew Season 3 - ABDC Finale
... For the finale Quest performed in a dance collaboration with Strikers All Stars and Dynamic Edition ... This group which was chosen by Shane Sparks had to dance to the song "Right Round" by Flo Rida ... After nearly 20 million votes were cast, Quest was declared the winners of America's Best Dance Crew season 3 ...
By Ethnicity or Region - In Europe and North America - The Influence of African American Dance
... African American dances are those dances which have developed within African American communities in everyday spaces, rather than in dance studios, schools or companies and its derivatives, tap dance ... Other dances, such as the lindy hop with its relationship to rock and roll music and rock and roll dance have also had a global influence ... Performing arts Major forms Dance · Music · Opera Ballet · Theatre Minor forms Circus skills · Magic · Mime · Puppetry · Speech Genres Drama · Tragedy · Comedy ...
Darren Aronofsky - Controversy
... The media gave substantial coverage to the dance double controversy how much credit for the dancing in the film was being given to Portman and how much to her "dance double", Sarah Lane, an American Ballet ... "We were fortunate to have Sarah there to cover the more complicated dance sequences and we have nothing but praise for the hard work she did ... There are 139 dance shots in the film ...

More definitions of "dance":

  • (verb): Move in a graceful and rhythmical way.
    Example: "The young girl danced into the room"
  • (verb): Skip, leap, or move up and down or sideways.
    Example: "Dancing flames"; "The children danced with joy"
  • (noun): An artistic form of nonverbal communication.
  • (noun): A party of people assembled for dancing.

Famous quotes containing the word dance:

    They dance between their arclamps and our skull,
    Impose their shots, showing the nights away....
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

    a dance sacred as the sap in
    the trees,
    Archie Randolph Ammons (b. 1926)

    The gentlemen [at a ball], as they passed and repassed, looked as if they thought we were quite at their disposal, and only waiting for the honour of their commands; and they sauntered about, in a careless indolent manner, as if with a view to keep us in suspense.... I thought it so provoking, that I determined in my own mind that, far from humouring such airs, I would rather not dance at all.
    Frances Burney (1752–1840)