dance to (something)

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dance to (something)

To dance while listening to something in particular (such as a song or a beat). We can't slow dance to this song, it's too fast. Oh, I can dance to a catchy tune like that!
See also: dance

dance to something

to respond to music or rhythm with dancing. I can't dance to that fast beat! That music is horrible. No one can dance to that.
See also: dance
References in classic literature ?
It was thus the fountains were dancing to the moon in Arabia; it was thus the Nixies shook their white limbs on the haunted banks of the Rhine; it was thus the fairy women flashed their alabaster feet on the fairy hills of Connemara; it was thus the Houris were dancing for Mahomet on the palace floors of Paradise.
Sylvia's dancing 'neath the moon, Like a star in water; Sylvia's dancing to a tune Fairy folk have taught her.
Half were they minded to do this because of the grateful indolence after six days of insistent motion, half in conservation for the hours of dancing to come.
They sat down, and for a few minutes Helen was too much under the influence of dancing to speak.
She is only here to-night to please me; and she is only dancing to please my husband.
While dancing well might take a certain level of skill and experience, anyone can enter a party for the first time and participate, putting their arms up and dancing to the beat.
This 'freedom through structure' aspect of Haitian dance becomes, for me, the most nourishing part of the dance, besides the sheer joy of dancing to the drum.
Everyone gets dressed up, and the evening is devoted to dance instruction and dancing to American music, in American styles.
So perhaps the dictionary is right--jazz dance is dancing to jazz.
It is admittedly quite a step and a dance from that regulation of what was very much social, or folk, dancing to the present worldwide vogue for theatrical Irish dancing, which has assumed something of the international popularity of Spanish flamenco dancing.
As choreographer Danny Buraczeski has noted, jazz dance is dancing to jazz music.
Imagine the thrill of dancing to live bag-pipe music, outside on the grass, with a heavily pleated tartan kilt swirling around you.
In a very democratic process, every applicant performs a one-minute solo of any style of dance--faculty have seen everything from karate and break dancing to gymnastics.
Hemsley Winfield, Edna Guy, and Helen Tamiris were among the many who found inspiration dancing to spirituals, while Graham's Frontier (1935) and Charles Weidman's American Saga (1936) explored other aspects of the American experience.
The Umbrella offered a wonderful look at a spectrum of dance as diverse as the South African population: from belly dancing to ballet, jazz to contemporary, Indian, Spanish and African dance forms (like gumboot dances and the infectious rhythms of slick, synchronized Mapantsula groups--like tap crossed with hip-hop).