1 [intransitive and transitive]
to move your feet and body in a way that matches the style and speed of music:
Come on, let's dance.
They danced to Ruby Newman's orchestra (=the orchestra was playing).
The bride danced with her father.
2 [intransitive and transitive]
to dance in performances, especially in ballet:
He danced with the Boston Repertory Ballet.
Nakamura dances several solos in this production.
3 [intransitive] literary
to move up, down, and around quickly:
Pink and white balloons danced in the wind.
to do what someone wants you to do - used to show disapproval:
At that time, Eastern bloc countries danced to the Soviet tune.
to do everything possible in order to please someone:
a movie star with several young men dancing attendance on her
—dancing noun [uncountable]
the beauty of her dancing