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  • nounmoving feet and body to music
  • nounparty for moving to music

synonyms for dances

  • disco
  • rock
  • samba
  • tango
  • waltz
  • Charleston
  • bob
  • boogie
  • caper
  • careen
  • cavort
  • conga
  • flit
  • foxtrot
  • frolic
  • gambol
  • hop
  • hustle
  • jig
  • jitter
  • jitterbug
  • jive
  • jump
  • leap
  • one-step
  • prance
  • promenade
  • rhumba
  • shimmy
  • skip
  • spin
  • step
  • strut
  • sway
  • swing
  • tap
  • tread
  • trip
  • twist
  • two-step
  • whirl
  • boogie down
  • bunny hop
  • cut a rug
  • foot it
  • get down
  • hoof it
  • rock n' roll
  • trip the light fantastic
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How to use dances in a sentence

The next day, a great crowd of men arrived, who performed their customary dances around the corpse.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
After our meal, I begged the Indians to perform one of their dances for me—a request with which they readily complied.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
At the old Rosewater dances we never had anything but cake and lemonade—ice-cream in very hot weather.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
The younger members of society very seldom take any part in the dances.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
He kept his official berth, and continued to go into society, frequenting dances and theatres.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
Other dances follow in any order you prefer until the fourteenth, which should be the march which announces supper.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
She knows the literature of her own country, draws correctly, sings with taste, and dances gracefully.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
The whole of the third act is finished, and the dances from it—which I orchestrated at Hapsal—will be given at the next concert.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
To these you may add great variety of dances, each season, probably, bringing a new one.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
I cannot, within the limits of my book, go into a long argument as to the propriety of these round dances.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
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