Definition of Step dancing
1. Noun. Dancing in which the steps are more important than gestures or postures.
Generic synonyms: Dance, Dancing, Saltation, Terpsichore
Specialized synonyms: Tap Dance, Tap Dancing
Terms within: Dance Step, Step
Lexicographical Neighbors of Step Dancing
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 ..."