dance

dance
1 noun
1 (C) an act of dancing: have a dance: Let's have one more dance before we go home. | do a dance (=move as if you are dancing): When Claire heard the news she did a little dance of excitement.
2 (C) a particular set of movements performed to music: The waltz is an easy dance to learn.
3 (C) a social meeting or party for dancing: Are you going to the dance this weekend?
4 (C) a piece of music which you can dance to: The band was playing a slow dance.
5 (U) the activity or art of dancing: a course in dance and movement
—see also: song and dance about song (4), lead sb a dance lead 1 (17) 2 verb
1 (I) to move your feet and body in a way that matches the style and speed of music: She danced with me until 3am at a bar downtown.
2 dance a waltz/rumba/tango etc to do a particular type of dance
3 (I) to move up, down, and around quickly in a way that looks like dancing: Moths danced around the porch light.
4 (transitive always + adv/prep) to make someone or something move as if they were dancing: She danced the baby up and down on her knee.
5 dance attendance on to do everything possible in order to please someone: a movie star with several young men dancing attendance on her
6 dance to sb's tune to do what someone wants you to do in a way that shows complete obedience: They control all the funding so we have to dance to their tune.
— dancing noun (U): her love of dancing

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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