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bergomask

A rustic dance, so called in ridicule of the people of Bergamo, in Italy, once noted for their clownishness.

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lightsomely

  • adverb moving with quick light steps
    trippingly.
    • she walked lightsomely down the long staircase
  • adverb in a light-hearted manner
    light-heartedly.
    • he light-heartedly overlooks some of the basic facts of life

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gumboot

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moiseyev

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springy

  • adjective satellite elastic; rebounds readily
    resilient; bouncy; live; lively.
    • clean bouncy hair
    • a lively tennis ball
    • as resilient as seasoned hickory
    • springy turf
  • adjective satellite (of movements) light and confidently active
    • he walked away with a springy step

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waggle

  • noun causing to move repeatedly from side to side
    wag; shake.
  • verb move from side to side
    wag.
    • The happy dog wagged his tail

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craze

  • noun an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
    rage; fad; furore; cult; furor.
    • he always follows the latest fads
    • it was all the rage that season
  • noun state of violent mental agitation
    fury; delirium; frenzy; hysteria.

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bacchantic

  • adjective of or relating to or resembling a bacchanalian reveler

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marathon

  • noun any long and arduous undertaking
    endurance contest.
  • noun a footrace of 26 miles 385 yards

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uptempo

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hornpipe

  • noun a British solo dance performed by sailors
  • noun music for dancing the hornpipe

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booger

  • noun an imaginary monster used to frighten children
    bugaboo; boogeyman; bogeyman; bugbear.
  • noun dried nasal mucus

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saraband

  • noun music composed for dancing the saraband
  • noun a stately court dance of the 17th and 18th centuries; in slow time

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ailey

  • noun United States choreographer noted for his use of African elements (born in 1931)
    Alvin Ailey.

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looby

An awkward, clumsy fellow; a lubber. Swift.

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matachin

An old dance with swords and bucklers; a sword dance.

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troupe

  • noun organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical)
    company.
    • the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel

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mazy

  • adjective satellite resembling a labyrinth in form or complexity
    labyrinthine; labyrinthian.
    • a labyrinthine network of tortuous footpaths

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barong

  • noun a knife resembling a cleaver; used in the Philippines

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fandangoes

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corybantic

Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the Corybantes or their rites; frantic; frenzied; as, a corybantic dance.

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cotillion

  • noun a ball at which young ladies are presented to society
    cotilion.
  • noun a lively dance originating in France in the 18th century
    cotilion.

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longways

  • noun country dancing performed with couples in two long lines facing each other
    longways dance.
  • adverb in the direction of the length
    lengthways; longitudinally; longwise; lengthwise.
    • He cut the paper lengthwise

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quadrille

  • noun music for dancing the quadrille
  • noun a square dance of 5 or more figures for 4 or more couples

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vitus

  • noun Christian martyr and patron of those who suffer from epilepsy and Sydenham's chorea (died around 300)
    St. Vitus.

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frenetically

  • adverb in a very agitated manner; as if possessed by an evil spirit
    demoniacally.

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maypole

  • noun a vertical pole or post decorated with streamers that can be held by dancers celebrating May Day

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troupe

  • noun organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical)
    company.
    • the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel

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pyrrhic

  • noun a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed syllables
    dibrach.
  • noun an ancient Greek dance imitating the motions of warfare

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pantomimical

Of or pertaining to the pantomime; representing by dumb show. "Pantomimic gesture." Bp. Warburton. -- Pan`to*mim"ic*al*ly, adv.

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craze

  • noun an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
    rage; fad; furore; cult; furor.
    • he always follows the latest fads
    • it was all the rage that season
  • noun state of violent mental agitation
    fury; delirium; frenzy; hysteria.

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spectacular

  • noun a lavishly produced performance
    • they put on a Christmas spectacular
  • adjective satellite sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
    dramatic; striking.
    • a dramatic sunset
    • a dramatic pause
    • a spectacular display of northern lights
    • it was a spectacular play
    • his striking good looks always created a sensation

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allnight

Light, fuel, or food for the whole night. Obs. Bacon.

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music

  • noun an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  • noun any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
    euphony.
    • he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes

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sugarplum

  • noun any of various small sugary candies

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merengue

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zydeco

  • noun music of southern Louisiana that combines French dance melodies with Caribbean music and blues

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recital

  • noun the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
    yarn; narration.
    • his narration was hesitant
  • noun performance of music or dance especially by soloists

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stomp

  • noun a dance involving a rhythmical stamping step
  • verb walk heavily
    stamp; stump.
    • The men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots

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extravaganza

  • noun any lavishly staged or spectacular entertainment

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choreograph

  • verb compose a sequence of dance steps, often to music
    • Balanchine choreographed many pieces to Stravinsky's music
  • verb plan and oversee the development and details of
    • The meeting between the two Presidents had been carefully choreographed

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minuet

  • noun a stately court dance in the 17th century
  • noun a stately piece of music composed for dancing the minuet; often incorporated into a sonata or suite

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nautch

  • noun an intricate traditional dance in India performed by professional dancing girls
    nauch; nautch dance.

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polka

  • noun music performed for dancing the polka
  • noun a Bohemian dance with 3 steps and a hop in fast time

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choric

  • adjective relating to or written for or in the style of a Greek chorus
    • a choric Greek tragedy

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leotards

  • noun skintight knit hose covering the body from the waist to the feet worn by acrobats and dancers and as stockings by women and girls
    tights.
  • noun a tight-fitting garment of stretchy material that covers the body from the shoulders to the thighs (and may have long sleeves or legs reaching down to the ankles); worn by ballet dancers and acrobats for practice or performance
    leotard; cat suit; body suit; unitard.

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pantomimic

Of or pertaining to the pantomime; representing by dumb show. "Pantomimic gesture." Bp. Warburton. -- Pan`to*mim"ic*al*ly, adv.

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hall

  • noun an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open
    hallway.
    • the elevators were at the end of the hall
  • noun a large entrance or reception room or area
    entrance hall; anteroom; antechamber; vestibule; foyer; lobby.

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jitterbug

  • noun a jerky American dance that was popular in the 1940s
  • verb do the jitterbug

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mania

  • noun an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
    passion; cacoethes.
  • noun a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently
    manic disorder.

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kachina

  • noun a masked dancer during a Pueblo religious ceremony who is thought to embody some particular spirit
  • noun a deified spirit of the Pueblo people

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revue

  • noun a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians
    review.

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flamenco

  • noun guitar music composed for dancing the flamenco
  • noun a style of dancing characteristic of the Andalusian Gypsies; vigorous and rhythmic with clapping and stamping of feet
    gypsy dancing.

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orchestra

  • noun a musical organization consisting of a group of instrumentalists including string players
  • noun seating on the main floor in a theater

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folkloric

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bolero

  • noun music written in the rhythm of the bolero dance
  • noun a short jacket; worn mostly by women

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expressional

Of, or relating to, expression; phraseological; also, vividly representing or suggesting an idea sentiment. Fized. Hall. Ruskin.

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ensemble

  • noun a group of musicians playing or singing together
    • a string ensemble
  • noun a cast other than the principals
    supporting players.

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hostess

  • noun a woman host
  • noun a woman innkeeper

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ceilidh

  • noun an informal social gathering at which there is Scottish or Irish folk music and singing and folk dancing and story telling

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choreography

  • noun a show involving artistic dancing
    stage dancing.
  • noun the representation of dancing by symbols as music is represented by notes

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balletic

  • adjective characteristic of or resembling or suitable for ballet

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bacchic

  • adjective satellite used of riotously drunken merrymaking
    orgiastic; bacchanalian; bacchanal; carousing.
    • a night of bacchanalian revelry
    • carousing bands of drunken soldiers
    • orgiastic festivity

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tune

  • noun a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
    melodic phrase; air; melodic line; strain; melody; line.
    • she was humming an air from Beethoven
  • noun the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch
    • he cannot sing in tune
    • the clarinet was out of tune

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hula

  • noun a Polynesian rain dance performed by a woman
    hula-hula; Hawaiian dancing.

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macabre

  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    grisly; ghastly; sick; gruesome; grim.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen

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choreograph

  • verb compose a sequence of dance steps, often to music
    • Balanchine choreographed many pieces to Stravinsky's music
  • verb plan and oversee the development and details of
    • The meeting between the two Presidents had been carefully choreographed

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uninhibited

  • adjective not inhibited or restrained
    • uninhibited exuberance

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highlife

  • noun excessive spending
    high life; extravagance; prodigality; lavishness.

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tarantella

  • noun music composed in six-eight time for dancing the tarantella
  • noun a lively whirling Italian dance for two persons
    tarantelle.

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notate

  • verb put into notation, as of music or choreography; in the old days, the steps had to be memorized"
    • Nowadays, you can notate an entire ballet

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aerobics

  • noun exercise that increases the need for oxygen
    aerobic exercise.

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extemporary

  • adjective satellite with little or no preparation or forethought
    extemporaneous; extempore; offhand; ad-lib; offhanded; unrehearsed; impromptu; off-the-cuff.
    • his ad-lib comments showed poor judgment
    • an extemporaneous piano recital
    • an extemporary lecture
    • an extempore skit
    • an impromptu speech
    • offhand excuses
    • trying to sound offhanded and reassuring
    • an off-the-cuff toast
    • a few unrehearsed comments

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semiformal

  • adjective satellite moderately formal; requiring a dinner jacket
    semi-formal; black-tie.
    • he wore semiformal attire
    • a black-tie dinner

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ecstatically

  • adverb in an ecstatic manner
    rapturously; rhapsodically.
    • he reacted ecstatically to my plan to travel to Africa

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syncopated

  • adjective satellite stressing a normally weak beat
  • verb omit a sound or letter in a word
    syncopate.
    • syncopate a word

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aficionado

  • noun a fan of bull fighting
  • noun a serious devotee of some particular music genre or musical performer

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acrobatic

  • adjective satellite vigorously active
    athletic; gymnastic.
    • an acrobatic dance
    • an athletic child
    • athletic playing
    • gymnastic exercises

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regalia

  • noun paraphernalia indicative of royalty (or other high office)
  • noun especially fine or decorative clothing
    array; raiment.

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improvisational

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frenziedly

  • adverb in a frenzied manner
    hectically.
    • we rehearsed frenziedly the last few days before the premiere

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orgiastic

  • adjective satellite used of frenzied sexual activity
  • adjective satellite used of riotously drunken merrymaking
    bacchic; bacchanalian; bacchanal; carousing.
    • a night of bacchanalian revelry
    • carousing bands of drunken soldiers
    • orgiastic festivity

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mazurka

  • noun music composed for dancing the mazurka
  • noun a Polish national dance in triple time

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ballroom

  • noun large room used mainly for dancing
    dance hall; dance palace.

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combo

  • noun a small band of jazz musicians
    jazz group; jazz band.

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cancan

  • noun a high-kicking dance of French origin performed by a female chorus line

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recital

  • noun the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
    yarn; narration.
    • his narration was hesitant
  • noun performance of music or dance especially by soloists

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lambada

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emporium

  • noun a large retail store organized into departments offering a variety of merchandise; commonly part of a retail chain
    department store.

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cajun

  • noun a Louisianian descended from Acadian immigrants from Nova Scotia (`Cajun' comes from `Acadian')

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homecoming

  • noun an annual school or university reunion for graduates
  • noun a coming to or returning home
    return.
    • on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party

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rhapsody

  • noun an epic poem adapted for recitation

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parquet

  • noun a floor made of parquetry
    parquet floor.
  • noun seating on the main floor between the orchestra and the parquet circle

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arranger

  • noun a person who brings order and organization to an enterprise
    organizer; organiser.
    • she was the organizer of the meeting
  • noun a musician who adapts a composition for particular voices or instruments or for another style of performance
    adapter; transcriber.

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bacchanalian

  • adjective satellite used of riotously drunken merrymaking
    bacchic; orgiastic; bacchanal; carousing.
    • a night of bacchanalian revelry
    • carousing bands of drunken soldiers
    • orgiastic festivity

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competition

  • noun a business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers
    • business competition can be fiendish at times
  • noun an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
    contest.

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kabuki

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routine

  • noun an unvarying or habitual method or procedure
    modus operandi.
  • noun a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
    turn; bit; number; act.
    • he did his act three times every evening
    • she had a catchy little routine
    • it was one of the best numbers he ever did

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cakewalk

  • noun a strutting dance based on a march; was performed in minstrel shows; originated as a competition among Black dancers to win a cake
  • noun an easy accomplishment
    • winning the tournament was a cakewalk for him
    • invading Iraq won't be a cakewalk

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leotard

  • noun a tight-fitting garment of stretchy material that covers the body from the shoulders to the thighs (and may have long sleeves or legs reaching down to the ankles); worn by ballet dancers and acrobats for practice or performance
    cat suit; body suit; unitard.

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invocatory

Making or containing invocation; invoking.

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giselle

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balinese

  • noun the Indonesian language of the people of Bali

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venue

  • noun the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)
    locale; locus.
  • noun in law: the jurisdiction where a trial will be held

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wand

  • noun a rod used by a magician or water diviner
  • noun a thin supple twig or rod
    • stems bearing slender wands of flowers

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sundanese

  • noun the Indonesian language spoken in the Lesser Sunda Islands

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accompanist

  • noun a person who provides musical accompaniment (usually on a piano)
    accompanyist.

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nightlong

  • adjective satellite lasting, open, or operating through the whole night
    all-night; overnight.
    • a nightlong vigil
    • an all-night drugstore
    • an overnight trip

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Collocation words for "dance" are words related to "dance" by occurring either before (prefix words) or after "dance" (suffix words) in common language usage across multiple media. The words assembled above can be filtered by parts of speech (i.e) nouns, verbs, describing adjectives and adverbs, or by their positive or negative vibes, frequency in usage, whether they are prefix words or suffix words for "dance" or by the count of syllables each word has.