step dance


Definition of step dance

: a dance in which steps are emphasized rather than gesture or posture

Examples of step dance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the site’s volunteers had been teaching step dance, emphasizing the distance between each child. The New Yorker, "at the epicenter of the pandemic.," 27 Apr. 2020 Leading up to the April 2 runoff, Wilson joined her at South Side churches and even took her to a step dancing party to court voters. Gregory Pratt,, "6 months ago, they were part of the largest field of mayoral candidates in Chicago history. Here’s what the former City Hall hopefuls are doing now.," 26 Aug. 2019 Barefoot men perform an odd step dance, bouncing gingerly heel to toe, feeling for loose earth with their feet. Craig Welch, National Geographic, "Sea turtles are surviving—despite us," 20 Sep. 2019 Some contestants sang songs, others played the piano, a couple delivered spoken word monologues – and then came Miss Connecticut, Bridget Oei, who performed an Irish step dance and moonwalked. Emily Yahr, The Seattle Times, "Miss America 2019: The best, worst and weirdest moments from the swimsuit-free competition," 10 Sep. 2018 State and pro-government media uploaded images on social media depicting residents waving Syrian flags, flashing victory signs and breaking into an impromptu step dance near Umayyad Square. Alexandra Zavis,, "In Syria's capital, U.S. strikes packed a jolt but didn't shake government's resolve," 14 Apr. 2018 The members of the step dance team from the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women display fierce moves and determination in Amanda Lipitz’s joyous, thoroughly involving documentary about a high-stakes graduation year. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, "THR Critics Pick the Best Documentaries of 2017," 19 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of step dance

1887, in the meaning defined above

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“Step dance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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