Definition of dance :
1. A tune by which dancing is regulated, as the minuet, the waltz, the cotillon, etc.
2. The leaping, tripping, or measured stepping of one who dances; an amusement, in which the movements of the persons are regulated by art, in figures and in accord with music.
3. To cause to dance, or move nimbly or merrily about, or up and down; to dandle.
4. To move nimbly or merrily; to express pleasure by motion; to caper; to frisk; to skip about.
5. To move with measured steps, or to a musical accompaniment; to go through, either alone or in company with others, with a regulated succession of movements, ( commonly) to the sound of music; to trip or leap rhythmically.
barn dance, shindig, adagio, disco, mixer, gesture, reception, caper, ceilidh, jolt, gyrate, come at, dinner dance, hop, brawl, swing, trip the light fantastic, party, repetition, boogie, ball, frisk, slide, masked ball, romp, slither, gambol, concerto, skip, glide, foot, dancing, jump, leaping, twitch, air, prance, chant, jerk, hoof, slip, work, allegro, call, prom, belly dance, step, leap, flicker, fling, cut in, formal, bass, mosh, choreography, footwork, choreograph, promenade, bounce, choreographer, float, corroboree, lurch, skid, hoedown, kick, trip the light fantastic toe, frolic, rock, cavort, bossa nova, choreographic, saltation, lunge, rollick, jive, chorus, arrangement, bound, spring, terpsichore, cancan, knees-up, andante, masquerade, cantata
dance (part of speech: noun)
Highland fling, waltz, Charleston, minuet, clog, quadrille, jitterbug, mambo, samba, marengue, turkey trot, conga, rumba, twist, two-step, fandango, tap dance, cakewalk, reel, bolero, hootchy-kootchy, hornpipe, tarantella, square dance, polka, jig, mazurka, moonwalk, one-step, cha-cha, allemande, shuffle, courante, hula, cotillion, beguine, polonaise, fox trot, shimmy, tango, galliard, lambada, gavotte, can-can
- Do you hear me, Dance? - "The Black Bar", George Manville Fenn.
- Will you dance again? - "Patty's Success", Carolyn Wells.
- She was thinking- and so were they all, except Ellen- that that was the reason, because he had to go, that he had not asked Ellen for the last dance. - "The Portion of Labor", Mary E. Wilkins Freeman.