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5th Sep '17 6:16:36 AM Sabrewing
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* In ''Unison'' on [=PS2=], dancing has been ''[[CulturePolice outlawed]]'' by Emperor Ducker. Doctor Dance puts together a performance group comprised of three girls to hijack television broadcasts of Ducker's own singing to show Unison dancing, inspiring the people of Twin Ships to take back their right to dance.
* Playing ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' might make you feel this way, especially with its oh-so-enthusiastic announcer.
-->"Everybody's '''waiting''' for you!"
21st Aug '17 11:30:16 AM Taxima
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* The Vanu Vanu of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' treat the Sundrop Dance with the upmost importance. The Sundrop Dance is a dance performed before battle that is a measure of the dancer's strength and can cow weaker opponents without any violence.
22nd Jun '17 3:26:23 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* The Norwegian folk dance movement is rigidly working for the preservation of the "correct" traditional dance modes, including details like when and where to "bounce" in a 3/4 dance (often called a "springar" or "pols"). Woe betide those who screw this up. The fact that the dancers enter a number of contests each year, may heaten this tension many notches. To list a couple of examples: Early in TheNewTens, a fist fight nearly broke out over which dancer ''should'' have won the traditional male dance "halling". In 1992, an ''entire valley'' ended up in a severe FlameWar over how to dance the 3/4 dance correctly. It involved, among other things, exclusion, threatening letters, a lot of mental bruises and a number of performes just up and quitting for ''years''. Norwegian folk dancing is ''definitely'' serious business.

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* The Norwegian folk dance movement is rigidly working for the preservation of the "correct" traditional dance modes, including details like when and where to "bounce" in a 3/4 dance (often called a "springar" or "pols"). Woe betide those who screw this up. The fact that the dancers enter a number of contests each year, may heaten this tension many notches. To list a couple of examples: Early in TheNewTens, a fist fight nearly broke out over which dancer ''should'' have won the traditional male dance "halling". In 1992, an ''entire valley'' ended up in a severe FlameWar over how to dance the 3/4 dance correctly. It involved, among other things, exclusion, threatening letters, a lot of mental bruises and a number of performes performers just up and quitting for ''years''. Norwegian folk dancing is ''definitely'' serious business.
22nd Jun '17 3:25:35 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* The Norwegian folk dance movement is rigidly working for the preservation of the "correct" traditional dance modes, including details like when and where to "bounce" in a 3/4 dance (often called a "springar" or "pols"). Woe betide those who screw this up. The fact that the dancers enter a number of contests each year, may heaten this tension many notches. To list a couple of examples: Early in the NewTens, a fist fight nearly broke out over which dancer ''should'' have won the traditional male dance "halling". Early in the nineties, an ''entire valley'' ended up in a severe FlameWar over how to dance the 3/4 dance correctly. It involved, among other things, exclusion, threatening letters, a lot of mental bruises and a number of performes just up and quitting for ''years''. Norwegian folk dancing is ''definitely'' serious business.

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* The Norwegian folk dance movement is rigidly working for the preservation of the "correct" traditional dance modes, including details like when and where to "bounce" in a 3/4 dance (often called a "springar" or "pols"). Woe betide those who screw this up. The fact that the dancers enter a number of contests each year, may heaten this tension many notches. To list a couple of examples: Early in the NewTens, TheNewTens, a fist fight nearly broke out over which dancer ''should'' have won the traditional male dance "halling". Early in the nineties, In 1992, an ''entire valley'' ended up in a severe FlameWar over how to dance the 3/4 dance correctly. It involved, among other things, exclusion, threatening letters, a lot of mental bruises and a number of performes just up and quitting for ''years''. Norwegian folk dancing is ''definitely'' serious business.
22nd Jun '17 3:24:31 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* After a terrible Philadelphia Eagles game, a Website/{{Facebook}} member snidely commented that "the Eagles played like they were wearing tutus." Incensed at this, a member of the Pennsylvania Ballet offered up a [[http://www.someecards.com/news/sports/pennsylvania-ballet-eagles-play-like-they-were-wearing-tutus/ blistering editorial]] that described how difficult the life of a ballerina was and suggested that the comment was an insult to the dancers rather than the football players, capping it off with this gem: "So no, the Eagles have not played like they were wearing tutus. If they had, Chip Kelly would still be a head coach and we'd all be looking forward to the playoffs."

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* After a terrible Philadelphia Eagles game, a Website/{{Facebook}} member snidely commented that "the Eagles played like they were wearing tutus." Incensed at this, a member of the Pennsylvania Ballet offered up a [[http://www.someecards.com/news/sports/pennsylvania-ballet-eagles-play-like-they-were-wearing-tutus/ blistering editorial]] that described how difficult the life of a ballerina was and suggested that the comment was an insult to the dancers rather than the football players, capping it off with this gem: "So no, the Eagles have not played like they were wearing tutus. If they had, Chip Kelly would still be a head coach and we'd all be looking forward to the playoffs."playoffs.
* The Norwegian folk dance movement is rigidly working for the preservation of the "correct" traditional dance modes, including details like when and where to "bounce" in a 3/4 dance (often called a "springar" or "pols"). Woe betide those who screw this up. The fact that the dancers enter a number of contests each year, may heaten this tension many notches. To list a couple of examples: Early in the NewTens, a fist fight nearly broke out over which dancer ''should'' have won the traditional male dance "halling". Early in the nineties, an ''entire valley'' ended up in a severe FlameWar over how to dance the 3/4 dance correctly. It involved, among other things, exclusion, threatening letters, a lot of mental bruises and a number of performes just up and quitting for ''years''. Norwegian folk dancing is ''definitely'' serious business.
20th May '17 2:43:49 PM StFan
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->'''Girl''': I'm rich and you're poor, but let's dance together!\\
'''Guy''': Society won't like it.\\
'''Girl''': ''(grabbing him dramatically)'' I don't care!
-->-- Parody of this trope from '''''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'''''

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->'''Girl''': ->'''Girl:''' I'm rich and you're poor, but let's dance together!\\
'''Guy''': '''Guy:''' Society won't like it.\\
'''Girl''': ''(grabbing '''Girl:''' ''[grabbing him dramatically)'' dramatically]'' I don't care!
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* Pretty much every musical that isn't a comedy is made of this trope.
** ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' is a notable example. The gang-rumble at the center of the show is either a well-choreographed but very stylized knife fight that involves dancing, or else a well-choreographed but very stylized dance-off that involves knives.

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* Pretty much every musical that isn't a comedy is made of this trope.
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has Eldar Harlequins that use acrobatic dances amplified by mystical technology. They use this during wars as well.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' has Eldar Harlequins that use acrobatic dances amplified by mystical technology. They use this during wars as well.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Space Channel 5}}'' is all about a reporter fighting aliens with the power of dance. In fact, the ''entire galaxy'' is powered by dance.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Space Channel 5}}'' ''VideoGame/SpaceChannel5'' is all about a reporter fighting aliens with the power of dance. In fact, the ''entire galaxy'' is powered by dance.






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** In a modern version, the New Zealand national rugby team performs a Maori ''haka'' dance before each of their games. [[BerserkButton Don't tell them that they look silly]].
*** Also, because it looks as intimidating as hell.
*** The Fiji and Samoan teams also have their own, based on their respective tribal dances: the Cibi and the Siva Tau respectively. See this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osu-UpecXWU video]] for a comparison of the three.

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** In a modern version, the New Zealand national rugby team performs a Maori ''haka'' dance before each of their games. [[BerserkButton Don't tell them that they look silly]].
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silly]]. Also, because it looks as intimidating as hell.
*** ** The Fiji and Samoan teams also have their own, based on their respective tribal dances: the Cibi and the Siva Tau respectively. See this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osu-UpecXWU video]] for a comparison of the three.



13th May '17 1:41:44 PM nombretomado
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* There was a rash of these in the '00s: ''Take the Lead'' and the Creator/DisneyChannel movie ''Gotta Kick It Up!'' were SaveOurStudents stories; ''You Got Served'', the ''Step Up'' movies and ''Save the Last Dance'' all involved gang violence wherein somebody got shot; ''Stomp the Yard'' (which also started with a murder) and ''How She Move'' had pulling-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps-and-the-magic-of-dance plots. In 2009 The Wayans brothers made a parody movie for {{MTV}} called ''Dance Flick''.

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* There was a rash of these in the '00s: ''Take the Lead'' and the Creator/DisneyChannel movie ''Gotta Kick It Up!'' were SaveOurStudents stories; ''You Got Served'', the ''Step Up'' movies and ''Save the Last Dance'' all involved gang violence wherein somebody got shot; ''Stomp the Yard'' (which also started with a murder) and ''How She Move'' had pulling-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps-and-the-magic-of-dance plots. In 2009 The Wayans brothers made a parody movie for {{MTV}} {{Creator/MTV}} called ''Dance Flick''.
16th Dec '16 3:13:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* The movie ''Breakin''' featured the classic "pinning of all hopes and dreams on a dance routine," but its strangely-titled sequel ''Electric Boogaloo'' ratcheted up the crazy by not only using breakdancing as a means to save the [[SavingTheOrphanage perpetually-imperiled youth center]], but also as a form of ''combat''. No, not like a DanceBattler, but rather two teams of enemies facing off, breakdancing, and then deciding --as a group-- who won the battle. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boL9o0u0Dig What, do you think we're kidding?]]

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* The movie ''Breakin''' ''Film/{{Breakin}}'' featured the classic "pinning of all hopes and dreams on a dance routine," but its strangely-titled sequel ''Electric Boogaloo'' ''Film/Breakin2ElectricBoogaloo'' ratcheted up the crazy by not only using breakdancing as a means to save the [[SavingTheOrphanage perpetually-imperiled youth center]], but also as a form of ''combat''. No, not like a DanceBattler, but rather two teams of enemies facing off, breakdancing, and then deciding --as a group-- who won the battle. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boL9o0u0Dig What, do you think we're kidding?]]
16th Dec '16 3:11:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ForgottenRealms'' has the spelldancers, who use dance-based magic rituals. In the 2nd Edition AD&D version, they are variant wizards unable to use Invocation/Evocation or Necromancy spells, but who are ''not'' bound by the {{Vancian|Magic}} rules that control all other magic in D&D. (This means such characters aren't much use in a dungeon crawl, but otherwise tend to be overpowered). In 3rd Edition, any spellcaster (arcane or divine) can become one, and they only use the dance to amplify the spells they can cast normally.
* WarhammerFantasy battles have Woodelf Wardancers.
* TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} has Eldar Harlequins that use acrobatic dances amplified by mystical technology. They use this during wars as well.

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* ''ForgottenRealms'' ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' has the spelldancers, who use dance-based magic rituals. In the 2nd Edition AD&D version, they are variant wizards unable to use Invocation/Evocation or Necromancy spells, but who are ''not'' bound by the {{Vancian|Magic}} rules that control all other magic in D&D. (This means such characters aren't much use in a dungeon crawl, but otherwise tend to be overpowered). In 3rd Edition, any spellcaster (arcane or divine) can become one, and they only use the dance to amplify the spells they can cast normally.
* WarhammerFantasy ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' battles have Woodelf Wardancers.
* TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has Eldar Harlequins that use acrobatic dances amplified by mystical technology. They use this during wars as well.
16th Dec '16 3:10:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'' pegs the survival of every Emperor Penguin on Earth on the penguin's ability to impress humans with their tap-dancing skills.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'' pegs the survival of every Emperor Penguin on Earth on the penguin's ability to impress humans with their tap-dancing skills.
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