Meaning of emu dance in English:

emu dance


  • An Aboriginal dance in which the movements of an emu are imitated.

    ‘his mother taught him the sacred emu dance’
    • ‘There are some uplifting sequences, such as when the men teach him the emu dance, and then all teach each other dances from their own cultural groups.’
    • ‘They concluded by getting three ladies to volunteer to come up on stage to perform the Emu Dance, and then four men came up to perform the Kangaroo Dance.’
    • ‘He believed that in dancing the emu dance he helped to maintain the intangible spirit of the emu in the spirit world.’
    • ‘Some seventy years later the emu dance also caught her eye.’
    • ‘He delighted the crowd with an impromptu emu dance.’