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6th Jan '17 7:45:50 AM Korodzik
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* From the Papers & Pencils blog: The [[http://www.paperspencils.com/2013/05/14/deadly-dungeons-20-dancing-skeleton-room/ "Dancing Skeleton Room"]], an encounter scenario involving benign skeletons who are interested in nothing but dancing ceaselessly.
29th Dec '16 10:50:47 PM ChilledXSocks
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* ''VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage'' has a mission where you must collect all these bones to repair a caveman's skeleton friend. Once you collect them all he gives you an [[MacGuffin Orb]] and the skeleton forms together and dances. [[EarWorm (The music it dances to rather catchy too)]]

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* ''VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage'' has a mission where you must collect all these bones to repair a caveman's skeleton friend. Once you collect them all he gives you an [[MacGuffin Orb]] and the skeleton forms together and dances. dances [[EarWorm (The music it dances to rather catchy too)]]too)]]. A similar mission also appears in ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon''.
23rd Nov '16 2:08:15 PM annieholmes
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* ''Theatre/{{Elisabeth}}'': The dead do dance in Alle tanzen mit dem Tod (Everyone Has Danced With Death), and it's implied that the company - including Lucheni - are either ghosts or the reanimated dead, used to tell the story; in several scenes where there is a pause, background characters typically slump down on the spot, looking like discarded corpses.

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* ''Theatre/{{Elisabeth}}'': The dead do dance in Alle tanzen mit dem Tod (Everyone Has Danced With Death), and it's implied that the company - including Lucheni Lucheni, the narrator - are either ghosts or the reanimated dead, used to tell the story; in several scenes where there is a pause, background characters typically slump down on the spot, looking like discarded corpses.
23rd Nov '16 2:08:00 PM annieholmes
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* ''Theatre/{{Elisabeth}}'': The dead do dance in Alle tanzen mit dem Tod (Everyone Has Danced With Death), and it's implied that the company - including Lucheni - are either ghosts or the reanimated dead, used to tell the story; in several scenes where there is a pause, background characters typically slump down on the spot, looking like discarded corpses.
28th Oct '16 4:40:05 PM Drope
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May or may not be related to the band Music/DeadCanDance, and has nothing to do with DeaderThanDisco. See also MonsterMash, SkeletalMusician, MummiesAtTheDinnerTable and ILoveTheDead. If there are zombies involved, it might end in MichaelJacksonThrillerParody.

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May or may not be related to the band Music/DeadCanDance, and has nothing to do with DeaderThanDisco. See also MonsterMash, SkeletalMusician, MummiesAtTheDinnerTable and ILoveTheDead. If there the dead in question are zombies involved, it might end in MichaelJacksonThrillerParody.zombies, then there's a good chance of them performing a MichaelJacksonsThrillerParody.
28th Oct '16 4:38:48 PM Drope
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May or may not be related to the band Music/DeadCanDance, and has nothing to do with DeaderThanDisco. See also MonsterMash, SkeletalMusician, MummiesAtTheDinnerTable and ILoveTheDead.

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May or may not be related to the band Music/DeadCanDance, and has nothing to do with DeaderThanDisco. See also MonsterMash, SkeletalMusician, MummiesAtTheDinnerTable and ILoveTheDead.
ILoveTheDead. If there are zombies involved, it might end in MichaelJacksonThrillerParody.
17th Oct '16 9:17:03 AM erforce
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* Deep inside a castle in ''TheBardsTale'', you run into two groups of zombies having a dance-off.

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* Deep inside a castle in ''TheBardsTale'', ''VideoGame/TheBardsTale'', you run into two groups of zombies having a dance-off.



* The Dancing Zombies boss in ''MonsterParty''.

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* The Dancing Zombies boss in ''MonsterParty''.''VideoGame/MonsterParty''.



* Played somewhat straight in ''{{Pokemon}}'', because a number of Ghost-type monsters can learn the moves Swords Dance and/or Rain Dance.

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* Played somewhat straight in ''{{Pokemon}}'', ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', because a number of Ghost-type monsters can learn the moves Swords Dance and/or Rain Dance.
28th Sep '16 7:10:20 AM Morgenthaler
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': During the "Judgment Day" arc, the {{Necromancer}} villain Sabbat creates a bunch of zombie EliteMooks who proceed to attack Judge Dredd's strike team while dancing and singing about how they love murder.
* ''ComicBook/{{Zombo}}'': There are multiple sequences of singing and dancing zombies. Zombo himself has got some moves too.
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28th Sep '16 4:37:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/TimBurton's ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' has the awesome song "Remains of the Day," where the dead sing ''and'' dance. It's even the trope picture.
* Similarly, ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' has TheUndead (along with [[MonsterMash all the other monsters]]) dancing, especially the protagonist Jack Skellington.
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* In ''WeekendAtBerniesII'', despite being dead, Bernie dances when he hears music as the result of a voodoo spell.

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* In ''WeekendAtBerniesII'', ''Film/WeekendAtBerniesII'', despite being dead, Bernie dances when he hears music as the result of a voodoo spell.



* Creator/TimBurton's ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' has the awesome song "Remains of the Day," where the dead sing ''and'' dance. It's even the trope picture.
** Similarly, ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' has TheUndead (along with [[MonsterMash all the other monsters]]) dancing, especially the protagonist Jack Skellington.
28th Sep '16 4:35:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* RichardMatheson's short story "Dance of the Dead" has a group of young people in a post-WorldWarIII future visiting a nightclub where corpses are made to "dance" through the use of a nerve-gas spray.

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* RichardMatheson's Creator/RichardMatheson's short story "Dance of the Dead" has a group of young people in a post-WorldWarIII future visiting a nightclub where corpses are made to "dance" through the use of a nerve-gas spray.



* The GregWeisman novel, ''Rain of the Ghosts'', ends with Rain dancing at a party with her grandfather's ghost.

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* The GregWeisman Creator/GregWeisman novel, ''Rain of the Ghosts'', ends with Rain dancing at a party with her grandfather's ghost.
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