dance Definition

  • 1to move the feet and body rhythmically to music
  • 2a series of movements performed to music, either alone or with a partner

Using dance: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "dance" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She loves to dance salsa.

  • Example

    The couple danced all night long at the party.

  • Example

    He is taking dance lessons to improve his skills.

  • Example

    The ballet dancers performed a beautiful dance.

dance Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for dance

Antonyms for dance

Idioms Using dance

  • to cause someone a lot of trouble or difficulty


    The new software update has been leading us a dance for weeks now.

  • to wait on or serve someone attentively


    The butler was constantly dancing attendance on the wealthy family.

  • dance to someone's tune

    to do what someone else wants or to be completely under their control


    He was so infatuated with her that he would dance to her tune without question.

Phrases with dance

  • an area where people dance, typically in a nightclub or at a party


    The dance floor was packed with people dancing to the music.

  • a set of choreographed movements performed by one or more dancers


    The dance routine was complex and required a lot of practice to master.

  • a person with whom one dances, typically in a ballroom dance


    He asked her to be his dance partner for the tango competition.

Origins of dance

from Old French 'danser', meaning 'to dance'


Summary: dance in Brief

The term 'dance' [dæns] refers to the rhythmic movement of the body to music, either alone or with a partner. It encompasses various styles like salsa and ballet, and phrases like 'dance floor,' 'dance routine,' and 'dance partner.' Idioms like 'lead someone a dance' and 'dance to someone's tune' convey difficulty and control, respectively.

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