fancy dance

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fancy dance

n.
A fast, elaborately choreographed Native American powwow dance performed by a costumed male dancer to a drum accompaniment.

fancy dancer n.
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"The Love of a Bingle Lancer" is a fantastic fairy tale in prose poetry, with a dashing hero, Babaloo Bandini, and a sultry beauty, Hoochie Coochie Smoocherini, the Spanish fancy dancer, and a grumpy father King who interferes with their love by banishing Hoochie Coochie Smoocherini to Fettucini.
Their current lineup includes original members William "WAK" King, Walter Orange, and James Dean "J.D." Nicholas, backed by the "Mean Machine." Be a "Fancy Dancer" with The Commodores when they perform "Brick House," "Easy," "Three Times A Lady," and many more.
Caught floating in the air, the fancy dancer in this photo appears to be flying.
In "The Fancy Dancer," the story of an impromptu dance set to the tune of "One Way Ticket" in the rundown streets of Angeles becomes more than an attempt to humanize the surface of the city's sleaze; it also provides a kind of coda for the book's search of a father.
His three previous fights had ended in first round knockouts and few would bet against him making it a fourth against this fancy dancer who boasted he'd float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
The five winners are Chicago's About Face Theatre for Tanya Saracho's The Albert Cashier Project; Minneapolis's Children's Theatre Company for Larissa Fast-Horse's Fancy Dancer; Los Angeles's Cornerstone Theater Company for Tom Jacobson's Making Paradise: The West Hollywood Musical; Princeton, N.J.'s McCarter Theatre Center for Emily Mann's Hoodwinked; and Washington, D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company for Danai Gurira's Zim babwe Project.
That was immediately followed by a stint in San Diego for Native Voices at the Autry, where Nolan directed Dawn Dumont's play Fancy Dancer.
Yellowbird is a men's fancy dancer at powwows as well as an occasional performer with Red Power Squad.
Fonce and Larry Mizell (the names say it all) produced albums for Blue Note in the 1970s, among them Donald Byrd's Places and Spaces and Bobbi Humphrey's Fancy Dancer.
The listener is treated to fourteen memorable works including Prayer to the Creator (2:08); A Beautiful Dawn (3:31); A Child of Water (3:01); Grandmother and Mother's Legacy (3:24); My Horses (3:31); The Fancy Dancer (3:28); She's My Hero-- Ode to Lori Piestewa (3:12); Possession Song--Yodi Biyiin (2:53); Keyah Baa Hozho--My Country 'tis of Thee (2:41); Remembering the Taino (2:07); Blessing in Disguise (4:21); Guaraguao (2:03); Tears (3:55); and the title piece, Spirit of a Woman (3:19).
SET LISTJust for you, Running With The Night, I Still Believe, Easy/ My Love, Ballerina Girl, Outrageous/Miss You, Three Times A Lady, Long, Long Way To Go, Sail On, Oh No, Stuck On You, Dancing On The Ceiling, Hello, Se La, Penny Lover, Say you, Say me, Fancy Dancer, Sweet Love, Lady (You Bring Me Up), Brick House/Fire, Don't Stop The Music/Angel/ Destiny, Still, All Night Long
Every one's a winner from the Latin rhythms of Rio to the gruff-voiced soft-rock shuffle of Fancy Dancer, the latter revealing just how much Dire Straits owed to his influence.