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[step-dans, -dahns] /ˈstɛpˌdæns, -ˌdɑns/
a dance in which the steps are the most important characteristic, specifically a solo dance with intricate, vigorous steps, often performed with the hands kept in the pockets.
Origin of stepdance
First recorded in 1885-90; step + dance
Related forms
stepdancer, noun
stepdancing, noun Unabridged
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  • By increasing the tempo of the 2-4 March it becomes the One step dance.

  • One of them appeared to know a hymn with a chorus, another played the concertina, while a third accompanied with a step dance.

  • I have heard him tell of Evelyn Law, that when she first came to the studio she exhibited a tap and step dance as her specialty.

  • I was in the highest spirits, and did a step dance in each room as an official inauguration.

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British Dictionary definitions for step dance

step dance

a dance in which a display of steps is more important than gesture or posture, esp a solo dance
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