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Definitions of Dance on the Web:

    • an artistic form of nonverbal communication
    • move in a graceful and rhythmical way; "The young girl danced into the room"
    • a party of people assembled for dancing
    • dancing: taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
    • move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"
    • a party for social dancing
    Dance (from French dancier, perhaps from Frankish) generally refers to movement used as a   form of expression, social interaction or presented in a spiritual or performance setting.
  • Dance as a musical form is a smaller musical composition intended for the presentation of dance. It can be used as an accompaniment for actual dance, but its main purpose is music as such. (musical form)
  • A dance that significantly travels over the dance floor, generally in the direction of the line of dance. Examples are Waltz, Foxtrot, Polka, Samba.