step dance

noun

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 Self-aware leaders are always engaged in a two-step dance with their people. Jay Steven Levin, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 There’s an opportunity to do a step dance inside of an opera? New York Times, 18 Oct. 2021 The legislation is part of a complicated, two-step dance Democrats are trying to execute to enact a cornerstone of Biden’s domestic agenda. BostonGlobe.com, 12 Sep. 2021 Founded in 2018, Karibbein Ann-Marie’s shoe label specializes in quality and exclusive boots that would have Mary J. Blige doing her famous two-step dance. Essence, 15 July 2021 One of the site’s volunteers had been teaching step dance, emphasizing the distance between each child. The New Yorker, 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, chicagotribune.com, 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, 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, 10 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of step dance

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of step dance was in 1887

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“Step dance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/step%20dance. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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