Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

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  • noun Alternative form of step dance.

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Examples

  • UPDATE: Over at Osborne Ink, one of my commenters suggests the step-dance troupe in Beck's video is The Marching Cobras:

    Matt Osborne: Glenn Beck's Two Week Video Mystery Solved (UPDATE)

  • 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?

    misspinkkate Diary Entry

  • 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.

    Fall On Your Knees

  • 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.

    Fall On Your Knees

  • 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.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • Shoeblossom was busy in the opposite corner executing an intricate step-dance on somebody else's box.

    The Gold Bat

  • Shoeblossom was busy in the opposite corner executing an intricate step-dance on somebody else's box.

    The Gold Bat

  • Shoeblossom was busy in the opposite corner executing an intricate step-dance on somebody else's box.

    The Gold Bat

  • Two piano solos and a step-dance followed, then the turn came to Doris Deane, a member of the Upper Fifth.

    For the Sake of the School

  • 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.

    Women in Love

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