Definition of character dance in English:

character dance

noun

  • A style of ballet deriving inspiration from national or folk dances, or interpreting and representing a particular profession, mode of living, or personality. The movements used tend to be less stylized than in classical ballet, allowing greater individual expression and diversity.

    ‘Maria Fay had been teaching character dance at The Royal Ballet, and I loved it, so I decided to study ballet with her as well.’
    • ‘The 70 dancers will be working on creative, contemporary and Polish character dance, classical ballet and modern jazz.’
    • ‘It was under Hamblin that the ballet department initiated an emphasis in teaching and in character dance.’
    • ‘Currently she takes ballet, jazz, tap and national character dance lessons at three north coast dance schools, and she plans to pursue a career in dance in the future.’
    • ‘So, the character dance ended with lots of smiles and bravos!’

Pronunciation

character dance

/ˈker(ə)ktər dans/ /ˈkɛr(ə)ktər dæns/