ritual dancing


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Noun1.ritual dancing - a dance that is part of a religious ritualritual dancing - a dance that is part of a religious ritual
dancing, terpsichore, dance, saltation - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
apache devil dance - a ritual dance of the Apache
dance of death, danse macabre - a medieval dance in which a skeleton representing death leads a procession of others to the grave
ghost dance - a religious dance of Native Americans looking for communication with the dead
pyrrhic - an ancient Greek dance imitating the motions of warfare
rain dance - a ritual dance intended to bring rain
snake dance - a ceremonial dance (as by the Hopi) in which snakes are handled or invoked
sun dance - a ceremonial dance performed by Amerindians at the summer solstice
war dance - a ceremonial dance performed before a battle or after a victory
ritual, rite - any customary observance or practice
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43) Augustine implies that such ritual dancing was tinged with a spirit of revolt.
Audiences watched a traditional African naming ceremony brought to life in a play which saw the elder of a family hand a small doll to the young, as well as ritual dancing and singing.