Fascinating English Dance Idioms & Phrases

Do you love to strap on your dancing boots and get on the stage?

Then you will find it extremely important to learn a few idioms, phrases, and expressions in the English language.

I’m sure you’ve seen the famous Hindi Movie ABCD: Any Body Can Dance and enjoyed watching Prabhu Deva, Varun Dhawan, and Shraddha Kapoor move together so gracefully.

Didn’t you wish to join any Hip hop or Dance classes after watching that movie?

Here are our favorite idioms, phrases, and expressions related to dancing in English

Dance the night away

When someone dances all night long: Join me, Ritesh! I am going to dance the night away.

To boogie

When we dance to fast pop or rock-n-roll music: Stop exaggerating! Let’s boogie!

Strut your stuff

When we dance confidently on the dance floor and show off our dancing skills: Sheila always struts her stuff. Some people consider her to be a great dancer.

Burn up the dance floor

When we dance in an enthusiastic and lively way on the dance floor: Laila burned up the dance floor at Amaira’s party last weekend.

Dancing on air

When we are extremely happy: My daughter was dancing on air after she got an increment.

Put on your dancing shoes.

When we get ready to dance, as in at a party or any other event: She never forgets to put on her dancing shoes!

Have two left feet

An expression which is used to describe a person who is not a good dancer: The thing is, Siddharth has two left feet. That’s why I think that I should ask someone else for the Diwali party. 

Dances have many types too. Some of them are described here:

  • Disco
  • Ballet
  • Salsa
  • Tango
  • Belly dance
  • Samba
  • Hula (Hawaiian dance)
  • Waltz
  • Ballroom dance
  • Breakdance
  • Ice dancing
  • Tap dance
  • Contemporary (modern) dance
  • Folk dance
  • Irish dance
  • Kathak
  • Bharatnatyam
  • Odissi
  • Kathakali
  • Manipuri
  • Kuchipudi
  • Other Indian dance forms

There are several other dance forms all around the world, but these are the most popular ones.

Now, whenever you have your next dance party, be sure to add these great phrases and idioms and showcase your dance and English speaking skills all at once.

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