dance

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noun
1 series of steps/movements to music
ADJECTIVE
little
fast, lively
slow, stately
first, last

Save the last dance for me.

traditional
ritual
ballroom, folk, square, tap, etc.
rain, victory
mating

pigeons performing their mating dance

VERB + DANCE
dance, do, perform

In her delight she got up and did a little dance.

have

May I have the next dance?

I felt like having a dance.

like

Would you like a dance?

sit out

She had to sit out the last dance because of a twisted ankle.

DANCE + NOUN
music, rhythm
performance, programme/program, routine, sequence, step
partner
class, instructor, lesson, school, teacher
club
floor, hall, studio
2 social meeting with dancing
ADJECTIVE
barn, square
school
homecoming, prom, Sadie Hawkins (= when female students invite male students) (all AmE)
dinner, tea
VERB + DANCE
go to
hold
DANCE + NOUN
band
PREPOSITION
at a/the dance

They met at a dance.

3 dancing as a form of art/entertainment
ADJECTIVE
contemporary, modern
classical
DANCE + NOUN
company, troupe
style
PHRASES
a school of dance, a style of dance
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verb
ADVERB
wildly

They danced wildly down the street.

slowly
well
about (esp. BrE), around, away, off
together
VERB + DANCE
ask sb to
want to
feel like dancing
PREPOSITION
for

He was almost dancing for joy.

to

We danced to the music.

with

Will you dance with me?

Dance is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑eye, ↑flame, ↑moonlight, ↑shadow
Dance is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ballet, ↑dance, ↑role, ↑solo, ↑waltz

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