Definitions

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  • adjective Unrelated to the world of dance
  • noun Something that is not exactly a dance

Etymologies

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non- +‎ dance

Examples

  • Though there are a couple of nondance moments when she is in danger of giving a mistaken “acting” emphasis (as in the “late entrance” and when she regards the men who will bear her aloft at the end), and though her loosened fair hair is actually too long and intrusive for the final Elegy, her sheer freshness and destiny-driven urgency are more than welcome.

    Ballet in London: City Ballet’s Casting - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Though there are a couple of nondance moments when she is in danger of giving a mistaken “acting” emphasis (as in the “late entrance” and when she regards the men who will bear her aloft at the end), and though her loosened fair hair is actually too long and intrusive for the final Elegy, her sheer freshness and destiny-driven urgency are more than welcome.

    Ballet in London: City Ballet’s Casting - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com

  • But his face in such roles doesn't read well in the theater, and his body has never yet found the harrowed intensity that should make the nondance end of the second scene and the start of the third at least as powerful as anything that has gone before.

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  • The widely respected Wally Cardona and Jennifer Lacey have spent the last year working apart, together; they've been collaborating with nondance experts an opera singer, a salesman, a sculptor, et al.

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  • On the way there, however, four nondance scenes make the drama altogether larger.

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  • The next of these nondance scenes is to music interpolated from "The Sleeping Beauty": an entr'acte featuring solo violin.

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