[step-dans, -dahns]


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 formsstep·danc·er, nounstep·danc·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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