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5th Feb '16 11:49:51 AM LadyNorbert
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* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' has this trope show up ''twice'', although considering the show is about dancing and can be darkly bizarre at times that might not be too surprising. The first time is in an episode based on the ballet ''Giselle'', where a ghost of a woman that committed suicide dances against Rue and later Princess Tutu for the right to take Mytho to the Underworld. Later on, in the Depths of Despair, skeletons dance ballet -- but not to ''Danse Macabre'', as you might expect, but ''Dance of the Dying Swan''. You also might count Drosselmeyer, who occasionally does brief dance steps and is quite dead.
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* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' has this trope show up ''twice'', although considering the show is about dancing and can be darkly bizarre at times that might not be too surprising. The first time is in an episode based on the ballet ''Giselle'', where a ghost of a woman that committed suicide dances against Rue and later Princess Tutu for the right to take Mytho to the Underworld. Later on, in the Depths of Despair, skeletons dance ballet -- but not to ''Danse Macabre'', as you might expect, but ''Dance of the Dying Swan''. You also might count Drosselmeyer, who occasionally does brief dance steps and is quite dead.

* At one point in ''Dead And Breakfast'', the zombies surrounding the protagonists stop their assault to break into song and dance, line dancing while a zombified Zachariah And The Lobos Riders play "We're Comin' To Kill Ya".
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* At one point in ''Dead And and Breakfast'', the zombies surrounding the protagonists stop their assault to break into song and dance, line dancing while a zombified Zachariah And The Lobos Riders play "We're Comin' To Kill Ya".

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* At one point WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} loves to dance. He and his best friend Lydia dance in ''Dead And Breakfast'', several episodes, including the zombies surrounding the protagonists stop their assault to break into song pilot, and dance, line dancing quite often while a zombified Zachariah And The Lobos Riders play "We're Comin' To Kill Ya".levitating.
4th Dec '15 5:07:18 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/MrBones'' was a SegaSaturn platformer/rhythm game about a skeleton army raised by an evil necromancer. The only one not under his sway is the titular Mr. Bones, the resurrected corpse of a blues musician who is free from the mind control because he has music in his soul. The object of the game is to get through the haunted woods and put on a music and dance show that puts music in the souls of the other skeletons to free them. I'm not making any of this up.
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* ''VideoGame/MrBones'' was a SegaSaturn UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn platformer/rhythm game about a skeleton army raised by an evil necromancer. The only one not under his sway is the titular Mr. Bones, the resurrected corpse of a blues musician who is free from the mind control because he has music in his soul. The object of the game is to get through the haunted woods and put on a music and dance show that puts music in the souls of the other skeletons to free them. I'm not making any of this up.
22nd Oct '15 4:18:24 PM nombretomado
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* Don't forget {{Disney}}'s Haunted Mansion rides.
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* Don't forget {{Disney}}'s Haunted Mansion Creator/{{Disney}}'s Ride/TheHauntedMansion rides.
22nd Oct '15 4:18:10 PM nombretomado
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* The old {{Disney}} short "WesternAnimation/TheSkeletonDance."
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* The old {{Disney}} Creator/{{Disney}} short "WesternAnimation/TheSkeletonDance."
11th Oct '15 9:41:28 PM TheTorterra
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Formatting error. Apologies. New to this whole editing business.
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11th Oct '15 9:40:16 PM TheTorterra
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Adding stuff on Pokémon, cause it's a favorite of mine. Homestuck too.
* 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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[[/folder]] * In ''{{Homestuck}}'', [[spoiler: a dead Tavros breaks into a number of uniquely named dances in front of a flabbergasted Vriska. This is because he gathered an entire army by himself.]]
24th Sep '15 7:23:40 AM FF32
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* In ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall'', the residents of Pottsfield celebrate a seemingly endless harvest festival, including dancing around a maypole, and are soon revealed to be costumed skeletons. -->'''Enoch:''' What a wonderful harvest. And what about you? You sure you want to leave? -->'''Wirt:''' Me? Yes? -->'''Enoch:''' Oh, well. You'll join us someday.
25th Jul '15 6:41:49 PM nombretomado
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* "[[MichaelJackson Thriller]]" is probably the most famous example in music.
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* "[[MichaelJackson "[[Music/MichaelJackson Thriller]]" is probably the most famous example in music.
23rd Jul '15 10:54:54 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:330:[[Creator/DannyElfman It's a dead man's party]]; [[Music/OingoBoingo Who could ask for more...]]]]
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What do the dead do? Why, dance, of course. ([[VampireDance Vampires]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheSkeletonDance skeletons]] especially, it seems.) It's the hidden language of the soul (whether they have a soul or not). And if the dead aren't immediately [[ZombieApocalypse chowing down on you]], they may end up leading you in a jaunty tune. This probably stems from the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danse_macabre Danse Macabre]], a medieval allegory about how death unites everyone, how no matter your station, everyone does the "dance of death." And [[WhoWantsToLiveForever who doesn't want to dance]]? So if you're a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent bloodsucker]], a [[DemBones bag of bones]], or the [[TheGrimReaper bleak bringer of biolysis]] [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal you can still boogie]].
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What do the dead do? Why, dance, of course. ([[VampireDance Vampires]] ({{Vampire|Dance}}s and [[WesternAnimation/TheSkeletonDance skeletons]] especially, it seems.) It's the hidden language of the soul (whether they have a soul or not). And if the dead aren't immediately [[ZombieApocalypse chowing down on you]], they may end up leading you in a jaunty tune. This probably stems from the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danse_macabre Danse Macabre]], a medieval allegory about how death unites everyone, how no matter your station, everyone does the "dance of death." And [[WhoWantsToLiveForever who doesn't want to dance]]? So if you're a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent bloodsucker]], a [[DemBones bag of bones]], or the [[TheGrimReaper bleak bringer of biolysis]] [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal you can still boogie]].

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* ''OnePiece'': [[DemBones Brook]], natch. Much of the Thriller Bark arc, actually.
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* ''OnePiece'': ''Manga/OnePiece'': [[DemBones Brook]], natch. Much of the Thriller Bark arc, actually.

* The theme song for ''HakabaKitaro'' talks about ghosts dancing.
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* The theme song for ''HakabaKitaro'' ''Manga/HakabaKitaro'' talks about ghosts dancing.
17th Jul '15 11:28:00 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Pixelface}}'': In "Bored to Undeath", the characters end up luring the zombies out of the console by running them through Kiki's dance training routine, then have Aethelwynne lead them Pied Piper-style with a portable stereo as they dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller".
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