Definition of dancing in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdansiNG/ /ˈdænsɪŋ/

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  • The activity of dancing for pleasure or in order to entertain others.

    ‘there will be folk music, singing, and dancing’
    • ‘a dancing class’
    • ‘Activities and entertainment throughout the evening included a myriad of activities from classical Thai dancing to beer drinking contests.’
    • ‘The classes are in adult dancing, set dancing, ceilí and waltzing.’
    • ‘The classes bring to life the basics of music and dance, including choreographed movement and dancing, singing, instruments and musical guessing games.’
    • ‘If dancing is your game then Newbridge is your town as there are a large variety of dance troupes about the place.’
    • ‘Latin American dancing is a central activity at festivals and in local clubs.’
    • ‘Dancers competed in categories including ballet, tap, modern dancing and song and dance.’
    • ‘The Feria de Abril de Sevilla consists on a week long party in which eating, drinking and dancing are the main activities.’
    • ‘Often aerobic activity like walking or dancing will energize you and make sexual contact more appealing.’
    • ‘Her dancing redefines the term classical ballet not just for her generation, but forever.’
    • ‘Breaking all the rules of public dancing, the waltz scandalised polite society with its racy rhythms, generating a social revolution along the way.’
    • ‘They were a pleasure-loving people and enjoyed dancing, singing, and playing a ball game called hatos.’
    • ‘You can also watch the entertainment, with plate smashing, fire dancing and traditional dancing, too.’
    • ‘The guild had a busy year with set dancing, art classes and many other activities and hopes to entice new young members to join.’
    • ‘Irish dancing is a folk dance, a part of our culture.’
    • ‘After two whole hours the dinner was taken away and we were supposed to do some more light dancing and be entertained by some lady playing a harp.’
    • ‘The march ended at the Lawson Tama Stadium where the crowds were entertained with traditional dancing.’
    • ‘The £20 ticket includes dinner and dancing to the Tropicana Club Dance Orchestra.’
    • ‘Expect English National Ballet's technically brilliant dancing to bring an evening of pure pleasure.’
    • ‘Her eyes close, and she remembers the pleasure of dancing with him, their bodies completely in sync.’
    • ‘This ballet gives the corps plenty of dancing to do and I thought they all did it very well.’
    • ‘The screenings were preceded by traditional hula dancing and slack-key guitar music.’
    • ‘The afternoon started with the viewing of the Mayo Abbey heritage video, followed by dancing to the music of the Harvest Trio.’
    • ‘They can expect to see music from local bands as well as Irish dancing, line dancing and step dancing as part of the celebrations.’
    • ‘A full Christmas dinner will be served, followed by dancing to the music of Sound Affair.’
    • ‘Over the two day period there will be lots of entertainment, sports, dancing, music, and the festival will end with a gigantic open-air céilí.’
    • ‘Following the class at 9.45 pm there will be dancing to live music in the Bridge Bar.’
    • ‘The spirit of the music is buoyant and vital enough to inspire step dancing on a cold winter evening.’
    • ‘Sanjay's tryst with the world of music began during his school and college days, and grew out of his fondness for dancing and dance music.’
    • ‘We had flamenco dancing, traditional Irish music, ballads, jokes, you name it we did it.’
    • ‘The reception is a gala, cross-generational affair, with plenty of food, liquor, music, and dancing.’
    • ‘There will be music, dancing, masks, beads, coins, themed entertainers, parade floats, and much more.’