Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dance marked by originality, variety, or difficulty in the steps; a dance in which the steps are more important than the figure, as a hornpipe or a clog-dance: usually a pas seul.
- n. Alternative form of step dance.
“UPDATE: Over at Osborne Ink, one of my commenters suggests the step-dance troupe in Beck's video is The Marching Cobras:”
“We'll wear Gordon College T-shirts (hopefully Admissions will donate them), and patriotic garb, and have 20 pounds of candy to throw to children, and maybe we could have some sort of step-dance or song to sing?”
“When he straightens up he can see her way ahead in the moonlight, seeming to jump up and down on one spot in a wild step-dance but getting smaller, smaller.”
“In part it was a modest cancan, in part a step-dance, in part a skirt-dance (so far as my tailcoat permitted), and in part original.”
“Shoeblossom was busy in the opposite corner executing an intricate step-dance on somebody else's box.”
“Two piano solos and a step-dance followed, then the turn came to Doris Deane, a member of the Upper Fifth.”
“And in another second, he was singing softly to himself, and dancing a grotesque step-dance in front of her, his limbs and body shaking loose, his face flickering palely, a constant thing, whilst his feet beat a rapid mocking tattoo, and his body seemed to hang all loose and quaking in between, like a shadow.”
“He had some more whisky, and at the sounds of a step-dance on the brick floor of the adjoining taproom, took up his glass, and, followed by”
“Orth'ris began rowlin 'his eyes an' crackin 'his fingers an' dancin 'a step-dance for to impress the Headman.”
“Orth'ris began rowlin 'his eyes an' crackin 'his fingers an' dancin 'a step-dance for to impress the”
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