Translation of dance in Spanish:

dance

baile, n.

Pronunciation /dæns//dɑːns/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1(act)

      baile masculine
      may I have this dance? ¿me concede esta pieza? formal
      • Any members who wish to perform a dance sing a song or entertain on the night are welcome.
      • This emotion seeps out whenever I express myself, in my art, my dance, and my writing.
      • Likok Pulo means a dance from Aceh Island during which the dancers will perform a dance combined with traditional songs.
      • The stage almost feels set for one of them to leap out of their seat, into the centre of the circle, and perform a dance or mime routine.
      • The team, which is currently all-female, performed a dance and cheer routine to open the event and to entertain the audience during the interval.

    • 1.2(set of steps)

      baile masculine
      danza feminine
      the dance of death la danza de la muerte
      • Gyrating, shuffling, mimicking birds and humans, pounding bamboo drums and stomping in rhythm, the men and boys play out a series of dances.
      • He saw his opponent lose the rhythm of the dance and falter.
      • Headlands School pupil Samantha, 15, took part in the dance sequence accompanying the title song as well acting as a pupil of the stage school.
      • The fifth suite has Japanese kabuki actor Tamasaburo Bando executing a series of dances while Ma plays.
      • Paula Walsh took her first dance steps to the music of her dad Terry's band Triad.
      • The first half was a traditional story and the second half a series of solo traditional dances.
      • Wheeldon gives us a potpourri of their choreography, rather than fully developed dances that stand on their own.
      • To make the melodies come to life, the Xavante choreograph dances in a series of highly formalized patterns.
      • The poem I wrote this morning - Barong Dance is about the link between the music and the dance in Balinese Dance dramas.
      • The deep and mystical quality of the dance and its inner rhythms have been captured.
      • The special dance movements were choreographed by Pushkala Ramesh.
      • Later the hotel's chefs took to the stage and made their own finely choreographed rendition of a dance and rhythm extraodinaire!
      • Tanusree Shankar, of the Ananda Shankar Centre for Performing Arts, choreographed the dance movements.
      • She continued like this for ages, always perfecting her last move and creating a new dance, a new rhythm.
      • As they danced, the rhythm of the song and dance matched the rhythm of the music.
      • If that contest also ends in a tie, then then each side picks one Justice to re-enact the final dance sequence from Flashdance.
      • Bhavana plays the second leading lady, and has a dance sequence.
      • The best dance sequence is probably the first, when Hayworth matches Astaire step-for step in a difficult routine.
      • Most of the dances include stamps, hops, squats, slides, and hip swivels, reflecting the occasion for which it is intended.
      • A series of dances by warriors, Persian slave girls, and Polovtsian maidens followed one another in pounding rhythms.
      • The audience was treated to a series of dances and plays to celebrate the silver anniversary of the event.
      • The dance steps matched the beat as it sped up and everything intensified with complexity.
      • Through a series of solo dances, representing different women, Borissova creates a melancholic atmosphere, reaching towards desperation.
      • Once there, they will perform a series of historic dances to music by the QuintEssential Sackbut & Cornett Ensemble.
      • Playful and profound, Works' series of dances is accompanied by Owen Belton's original electronic score.
      • But in this case what you saw was four couples and a suite of dances, a series of dances, maybe fifteen or so, quite a number of them and with just a man on stage playing the piano.
      • When he was a sophomore, the dance instructor asked him to compose some music for a dance recital.
      • The only time the heroine actually comes to life is when Alba's body double takes over in the dance sequences.
      • Along with this, just to pep up the guests were the dance sequences interspersed with the fashion show.
      • That movie too did not do well at the box office but the dance sequence lingered in the minds of viewers.
      • Some of the best parts of the movie were the dance sequences which had a sweaty close-up liveliness that really set the mood of the bar.
      • The film-makers decided to skip the sojourn to Europe or other foreign locales for filming the dance sequences.
      • The instructions for the dances are also included at the end of the video for those who might like to learn the ‘steps’.
      • His father has asked him to help stage a series of dances in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh set to music composed by the king.
      • In that version, some of the choreographic dance sequence and all the motion were edited backward.
      • The music in Monsoon Wedding varies from traditional songs to modern Indian pop, and the dance sequences are sexy, passionate and joyful.
      • If both of these were smartened up, the film might not have been bad, because the dance sequences are outstanding.
      • But the way things turned out is all the more poignant if you see the enthusiasm she brought to Bitter Rice, as well as the steamy energy of the dance sequences.
      • Later, even critics lauded him for his agility in the dance sequences, little realising that it was a man in pain shaking it off, all for his fans.
      • The dance sequences shift in tone and energy to suit both the music and the dramatic context.

    • 1.3(art form)

      danza feminine
      baile masculine
      dance class clase de baile feminine
      • dance step paso de baile
      • Classical ballet and dance is not up there on the country's list of priorities.
      • For 10 days, this town is inundated with cultural activities, of which dance is a big part, from classical ballet to flamenco.
      • The movements are a combination of classical Javanese dance, martial art and modern fitness exercises.
      • Michelle believes that dance is a worthwhile activity for everyone.
      • Born in London to parents from Bangladesh, Khan learned the Indian classical dance of Kathak at the Academy of Indian Dance.
      • Having studied dance in the Betty Bible School of Dance, Aoife she was really looking forward to moving to the Rebel County.
      • There are also plans for arts, dance and other cultural activities to coincide with the games.
      • She also trained in Russian classical ballet and lived in India, where she learned the classical North Indian dance, called Kathak.
      • The artist's grasp of the subject and the dynamics of classical dance movements are evident in the frames on display.
      • The dance presentations are a creative mix, using motifs from various classical dance and also martial art forms.
      • With God's grace, I have maintained a strict discipline, and all thanks go to the art form of dance.
      • The beauty of classical ballet lies in adhering to traditionalist art forms of dance.
      • Yes, dance is a physical art form, but it's also a visual one.
      • Since dance is an evolving art form, most likes and dislikes are matters of personal opinion.
      • As usual a mix of activities such as dance, storytelling, arts and crafts were organised to suit all age groups.
      • He started his career as an actor then studied dance at Stockholm Ballet Academy from 1972.
      • Nair is a trained dancer in western classical dance, jazz, tap dancing and ballet.
      • Most spoke about how they got boys interested in classical dance and taught them to respect it.
      • Dowling is a member of the dance company Kryptic Movement, and studied dance at the Laban centre.
      • Though no school specializes in teaching seniors to dance, many old people regard dance as their favourite activity.

  • 2

    (occasion)
    baile masculine
    (music) (before noun) de baile
    (music) (before noun) bailable
    • On February 21 there will be a social dance and supper with tickets available for £7.50.
    • Lunch will be served at 1.30 pm with an afternoon dance / social to follow.
    • For all those people that pop ecstasy for the weekend and go to a club to have a freak out to that moronic dance music.
    • They proved that you can make dance music with a hip-hop tip, a rock tip or an ambient tip; you can go wherever you want with it.
    • It sounds like kodo mixed with psychedelic rock and dance music, all improvised, but it's unclassifiable.
    • This album is not a nostalgic journey into late eighties dance music.
    • The last two weeks they played techno and dance music at the end of the night.
    • Now, being the anti-social person I have never been to a social event besides a dance.
    • It was perfectly in sync for our weddings, dances, village socials and Sunday morning hops for the waltz, fox trot or dancing.
    • They organise dances and gatherings to whip up the spirits, then go into trances.
    • Rare that a double CD of dance music produced solo should contain no duds, yet Best Behaviour manages to do so.
    • It's dance music coming out of a background of hardcore punk where brevity is part of our thing.
    • The appeal fund is gathering momentum with a dance being held on Friday May 24 in the Castle Inn Ballynoe.
    • Though most of the time I enjoyed being a hermit, school dances were the one social thing I loved to go to.
    • Most dance music chases its own tail, endlessly regurgitating tired breakbeats and disco samples.
    • After months of seeing Brent and Eve at all of the parties and dances and other social events, she'd had become quite content in her single status.
    • The highlight of the event was the Benefit dance in the Irish Social Club, West Roxbury, Boston, which was a terrific success.
    • The spotlight is focused on jazz or Afro-Cuban fusion or Celtic dance music or rai.
    • This led to a decision in 2004 not to hold a dance but a social evening instead - a pragmatic change.
    • Social card evenings and dances were sometimes held locally.
    • The event was intended to be a two-day festival with a DJ, clubbing and dance music day on Saturday.
    • Its electronica, but not dance music then, but something more, something else.
    • It has a vibrant nightlife to suit all tastes, from the latest in club dance music to quiet piano bars.
    • Stacks of photos showed my parents and their friends at various dances, parties, and social gatherings in the 1950s.
    • P.J. also plays his own show and entertains at weddings, birthday parties, socials, pubs, dances and concerts with much for young and not so young.
    • It's already been big in the Colombian and Latino communities in London and around the country for years, but only at social clubs and dances.
    • Community dances provide some social structure, but otherwise it's a matter of just waiting for life to happen.
    • A Norwegian duo who do dance music properly, in a way that doesn't sound like dance music.
    • Avoiding the nostalgic angle adopted by others, Mullinix offers his own take on the evolution of dance music.
    • This northeast coast of Brazil, the home of the Brazilian beat, samba and dance music.
    • For Jeannie, the Homecoming dance was the social event of the year.
    • The Rapture's sense of energy and charisma gave us a forty minute set consisting of live dance music.
    • But it's not the most creative time for dance music, and that's one of the reasons the album is as it is.
    • It proves that intelligent dance music exists, and it exists outside the charts and the top 40 pipeline.
    • They also took him further afield on occasions to dances and socials and he treasured their goodness and kindness in a very special way.
    • Run as a non-profit organisation, it has a social committee which organises dances, suppers, a hunt ball, quiz and charity rides.
    • In place of the free-form discussions and social dances older teens enjoy, Hughes now offers more play-oriented activities.
    • Both buildings were built by the residents and have become famous for the regular dances and social evenings.
    • Certain years can be pinpointed as the birth of dance music, the death of grunge or the year that Britpop broke.
    • São Paolo today feels like it is on the verge of another cultural revolution, led by hip hop and electronic dance music.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(to music)

      bailar
      to dance (in time) to the music bailar al compás de la música
      • I held out my hand, which he took warmly into his and we danced around the ancient memory, dancing to the music and to the rhythm of the night.
      • Colors meshed on the dance floor, where couples danced rhythmically to the music.
      • She started moving in the rhythm of the music, dancing for herself, her eyes half-closed.
      • Together they danced to the music, taking breaks when songs switched.
      • We started moving to the hypnotic rhythm of the music, dancing slowly.
      • They often enjoy jumping, dancing and playing to music.
      • Together they looked and danced like the fiery heat that filled the evening sky.
      • We held our drinks with our other hands and danced together rhythmically and sultrily to the music, in full view of the young guys.
      • Cameron started laughing too when he saw it along with Kathy and Mark dancing to the music together.
      • So, me and Charlie walked up to the dance floor and started dancing, the music filling our ears.
      • A few couples had finished eating and were out on the dance floor, dancing slowly to quiet music.
      • A few years later, her brother came to school one day, heard the music, and started dancing.
      • I could already see him in a music video, dancing like crazy.
      • An eight year old girl was playing on a machine where she had to dance along to the music of Steps.
      • It was scary at first, but we ended up just having a good time dancing together.
      • The dance continued and they made small talk for a little while before they went silent and just listened to the music and danced together.
      • We have been dancing together for years, but we are always trying to dance together more often.
      • This special effect was missing here as the troupe danced to the music flowing from the CD.
      • When the Crossings women join together to sing and dance to music, then, it is only to devotional music deemed appropriate.
      • At one time they taught newcomers the few steps that were needed to dance to the music that Victor Sylvester and many others made world famous.

    • 1.2(skip)

      dar saltos
      he was so happy, he was dancing (up and down) estaba que saltaba de alegría
      • It will bring two hours of the great musical classics as well as a selection from new shows that have not yet reached the UK will get people dancing in the aisles.
      • Maybe he could benefit from being one of the ‘people dancing around in circles, holding hands with daisy chains in their hair’.
      • In your ideal fantasy world there will be people dancing around in circles, holding hands with daisy chains in their hair.
      • The town received Unicef assistance after the Second World War, inspiring Jitka to paint children dancing around a maypole.
      • The crowd was mostly families with small children and up in front of the stage there were all these little girls dancing around.

  • 2literary

    (eyes/flames) bailar
    (eyes/flames) danzar literary
    the flowers danced in the breeze las flores se mecían con la brisa literary
    • Kai smiled now, his eyes dancing with excitement at what he was about to send Zaid out on.
    • Huge braziers of shining bronze lit the cavernous dining hall with dancing, playful flames.
    • Crisp white table cloths, and candles, their flames dancing inside little crackled glass bowls keep the atmosphere fresh.
    • I remember your shoulder length, dark curly hair and the way your eyes danced when you looked at me.
    • Jade squinted and looked into the distance, seeing flames dancing under the shade of leafy trees on a close, western island.
    • Four shadows were cast across the pavement, dancing like flames in the moonlight as they walked toward their destinations.
    • Lord Rourne watched him, eyes dancing with pleasure at the spectacle unveiling before him.
    • This is a place for snow, ice hardened drifts, yet on a January day, midges danced over the streams.
    • Meredith's bright eyes danced and shimmered as she hugged her old friend.
    • Once more my fingers dance lightly over the keys and so normal service should be resumed from tomorrow.
    • Jessica leaned forward again, eyes dancing with excitement for her cousin.
    • Giggling, Rebecca flicked her hair over her shoulder, her dark eyes dancing mischievously as she nattered on to Blake.
    • The wind ruffled her hair and she watched the leaves dance, lightly, beneath the soft breeze.
    • He watched the flames dancing near her, lighting her figure a rustic orange.
    • The only light in the room came from black candles that hung down from the ceiling, dancing with crimson flames.
    • She heard his approach and looked up at him, sapphire blue eyes dancing with excitement.
    • Arial interrupted, her eyes dancing with excitement.
    • They walked to the field where they had a massive fire going, the flames dancing at least six feet high and the fire pit was ten feet across.
    • Old Joe's bright, pale blue eyes danced with a sparkling light.
    • Her sparkling blue eyes danced around the cell.
    • It looked like a candle or maybe a torch flame was dancing from a draft.
    • The only light were coming from a couple of torches; the flames dancing and flickering in the night.
    • A grin flickered across Ame's lips, eyes dancing like emerald fire.
    • Kevin held his look of innocence, while his eyes danced and twinkled, laughing at her.
    • After a few drinks of water, the trio stood and walked to the door and strange torches, the white flame dancing before them.
    • Ed was already at work, his fingers trembled slightly but still they danced lightly and quickly over the keyboard.
    • Sparkling green eyes danced as the beat changed, reflecting the choreographed madness all around.
    • He can see her shy excitement, which makes her hazel eyes dance with joy.
    • The hundreds of tiny flames danced as they were brightly reflected in the rows of polished marble columns throughout the church.
    • I closed my eyes and exhaled quietly, my fingers dancing lightly in his hair.
    • The flame flickered and her eyes danced in the light, sparkling, and he felt something tug inside of him.
    • His light brown eyes still danced with their usual vivaciousness but their golden sparkle had died out hours ago.
    • Gray's green eyes still dance with boyish excitement as he points out the lagoons' wonders.
    • Their eyes danced with excitement, and the children from within smiled at each other.
    • Glancing over at him, she grinned, her eyes dancing with wicked pleasure.
    • Dante leaned forward, and his dark eyes danced excitedly from across the table.
    • Ex stood at the fireplace in his bedroom, glaring at the flames that danced within the dark marble depths.
    • Every day the sun sets behind blurred clouds of stonefly, caddis, midge or mayfly dancing against the horizon.
    • His fingers were soon bathed in olive oil and flecked with pepper, dancing quickly from plate to plate.
    • In each cemetery there are two or three little flames dancing in the wind under soot-blackened glass.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (waltz/tango) bailar
    • Ji Pingping, a gold-prize winner at the 9th International Ballet Competition in Paris held last November, dances the role of Giselle.
    • At 17, she caught the eye of Julio Bocca, in whose company she danced principal roles.
    • She has danced the principal role of Giselle at the State Theatre in Pretoria.
    • During her second season, Semionova danced Tatiana in Onegin, the role she has grown to love above all others.
    • It was with this company that he first danced Romeo, a role that was to become one of his most acclaimed.
    • As a student at the National Ballet School in Toronto, I danced Serenade, and my god, that was amazing!
    • Carmazzi once again danced the featured role, this time as a temptress with whom the male corps was bewitched.
    • Tally's ability to adapt served her well at Boston Ballet, where she danced diverse roles.
    • In The Magic Curtain, Joseph Poulton dances the role of the Wizard alongside students from the summer workshop.
    • As part of the city's celebration Margot Fonteyn danced Swan Lake with the Lake as a backdrop.
    • They must have danced the rumba often enough, in her house, but this dance was for the village.
    • Knowing that Margot Fonteyn had once danced these roles added pressure, but it was also incredibly inspiring.
    • However, within three months she was dancing the demanding role of Giselle, despite having had surgery on her knee for a torn cartilage.
    • By her second year she was dancing soloist roles in the Balanchine repertory.
    • While she danced some classical roles, the bulk of the repertoire was neoclassical.
    • Although still a corps member, he dances principal roles and is the company's unofficial resident choreographer.
    • Musical groups danced the samba all the way, beating bongo drums and shaking tambourines.
    • It is not the case that we in Brazil do not dance the samba anymore.
    • How would you describe the feeling when you were dancing at your best or dancing your favorite roles?
    • After about the third performance I realized that I would never have the same feeling twice dancing this role.
  • 2

    (person) llevar bailando
    • Without evening realizing it, he began to take lead and was dancing me around the room.