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adagio in dance, a slow lyrical duet or trio involving difficult lifts and turns. [1/4 definitions]
aesthetic of or relating to beauty of form in works of art, including literature, dance, music, and the like. [1/3 definitions]
ballet a form of dance characterized by precise, stylized motion and intricate choreography. [2/4 definitions]
beguine a dance of Martinique with a bolero rhythm, or the music for such a dance.
belly dance an eastern Mediterranean dance performed by women, in which the dancer makes sinuous rhythmic movements of the abdomen.
big band a large jazz or dance band, esp. one of the 1930s and 1940s in the U.S., that combines arranged ensemble playing with solo improvisations. [2 definitions]
bolero a spirited Spanish dance, or the music for this dance. [1/2 definitions]
boogie to dance to boogie or other rock-'n'-roll. [1/3 definitions]
bossa nova a musical blend of jazz and samba, or the Brazilian dance performed to such music.
bourrée a French dance of the seventeenth century that is similar to the gavotte. [2 definitions]
buck and wing a fast tap dance characterized by much leaping and heel clicking.
cakewalk a high-strutting, marchlike dance done in competition for the prize of a cake, awarded to the most intricate or unusual performance. [3/5 definitions]
cancan a vigorous stage dance including high kicking, performed by women in long skirts and petticoats.
capriole a leap or caper, as in dance. [1/3 definitions]
carmagnole a popular song and street dance of the French Revolution. [1/2 definitions]
cha-cha a modern ballroom dance that originated in Latin America, characterized by its triple beat. [2 definitions]
chaconne a slow, formal dance of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries having its origins in Spain or Latin America, or the music composed for such a dance. [2 definitions]
Charleston a lively ballroom dance that uses vigorous kicks and arm movements, popular in the United States in the 1920s. [1/3 definitions]
chassé a swift gliding dance step to the side or front. [1/2 definitions]
choreograph to plan the dance movements of (a single dance, a show, or the like, as in ballet or modern dance). [1/2 definitions]
choreographer a person who creates the dance movements for a single dance or for a show, such as a ballet, modern dance performance, or musical. [1/2 definitions]