Definition of Step dancing

1. Noun. Dancing in which the steps are more important than gestures or postures.

Exact synonyms: Hoofing
Generic synonyms: Dance, Dancing, Saltation, Terpsichore
Specialized synonyms: Tap Dance, Tap Dancing
Terms within: Dance Step, Step



Lexicographical Neighbors of Step Dancing

step-through
step-throughs
step-thru
step-uncle
step-uncles
step-up
step-up transformer
step aerobics
step aside
step back
step by step
step change
step changes
step chart
step dance
step dancing (current term)
step down
step flashing
step foot
step forward
step function
step in
step in front of a moving train
step ladder
step ladders
step on
step on a rake
step on it
step on someone's toes

Literary usage of Step dancing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. My Lifetime by John Hollingshead (1895)
"... E. Clarke—James Rogers—Mrs. Raymond— James Bland—" step dancing "—A new dance—A new teacher— A new pupil—Thi Maid and the Magpie—The Add phi—Pantomime a ..."

2. The Windsor Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly for Men and Women (1895)
"But step-dancing is the special feature of our friendly lead, and does not seriously begin until the audience has grown by slow degrees to really ..."

3. Physical Efficiency; a Review of the Deleterious Effects of Town Life Upon by James Cantlie (1906)
"In step-dancing the weight of the body is sustained on the toes, ... Were we to teach dancing, and especially step- dancing, in our schools, instead of the ..."

4. Proceedings of the ... Annual Playground Congress and ... Year Book by Playground Association of America (1909)
"Brands Park was the scene of one of the greatest jig and step-dancing contests ever held in this country. The competitors were James Coleman and John Ryan, ..."

5. Sketches of Lancashire Life and Localities by Edwin Waugh (1857)
"This single step-dancing is a favourite exercise with them; and their wooden clogs are often very neatly made for the purpose, lacing closely up to above ..."

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