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throw (some) shapes

slang To dance, especially to popular music. Primarily heard in UK. If I've had a couple of drinks and the music is good, I can't help but throw some shapes on the dance floor. The flash mob started throwing shapes in the train station to classic 1970s disco tunes.
See also: shape, throw
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5million YouTube views after he threw shapes - in his uniform - for charity.
Crowds at Clarence Graving Docks threw shapes along to a solid setlist, with tracks like Heart Like A Wheel and The Sound Of The Crowd receiving a rapturous reception.
All it was lacking was a few mirror balls as the lights dimmed and flashed and threw shapes and shadows across the pitch.
The New York band were a joy to watch, whipping the crowd up from the second they strutted onstage for the extended 70s funk workout of Any Which Way, with frontman Jake Shears thrusting himself at the screaming front rows as Ana Matronic threw shapes beside him.
Not "just" played guitar because he played it with flair and threw shapes like he was where he was meant to be.
The dozy indie boy kept a wide berth from Kate, 36, during their night out at Wyld bar in Kensington Olympia - and it explains why he made such a quick exit from the dancefloor and hid in a murky corner while Kate threw shapes.