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Dancing in a suit of armour. An amusing sight, in part due to the inherent clumsiness and difficulty in moving glibly in such attire. Furthermore, a suit of armor has connotations of knightly bravery and honor--hence the humorous whiplash stemming from dancing in full plate (see also TheComicallySerious).

Not to be confused with DanceBattler.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Card Games ]]

* [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=9742 Knight of the Hokey Pokey]], from the ''Unglued'' joke set of ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''.

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[[folder: Eastern European Animation ]]

* In one of the episodes of ''Animation/NuPogodi'' (in a museum), Wolf disguises himself as a suit of armor and soon afterwards slides across a slippery floor, doing figure skating maneouvers to the tune of a classical melody.

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* The "Knights of the Round Table" song from ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''.
** In ''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}'', Robin would rather sing and dance than fight, and eventually pursues a career in musical theater. Lancelot, a StraightGay, is also revealed as loving to dance.
* The end of ''Film/EllaEnchanted'' sees the armored castle guards dance along to the CrowdSong (since they never even speak, let alone sing).
* The original 1963 version of ''Film/ThePinkPanther'' included a costume party in which Inspector Clouseau attempted to remain incognito wearing a suit of armour, complete with clanging faceplate. He spends some of the evening dancing.
* ''Film/IronMan2'': Tony Stark, drunk as hell, fully suited up in Iron Man armor. And its one of the most hilarious moments in the movie.
* In Film/TheThreeStooges short "Squareheads of the Round Table", Larry, Moe, and Shemp noisily dance in full armor to an "ancient" radio playing "Swanee River".
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljEC7HKbP0g This]] behind-the-scenes clip from the set of ''Film/{{Predator 2}}'' is dripping with this trope.
* Not dancing per se, but the Mel Brooks movie ''Film/SilentMovie'' has a hilarious scene where the main characters, in full plate armor, try to eat lunch at a cafeteria.

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* One contestant on ''Series/BritainsGotTalent'' did a MichaelJackson dance dressed as Darth Vader.
* Canadian comedy duo [[Series/WayneAndShuster Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster]] once had a TV special that parodied fairy tales - they star as a court jester and royal physician, breaking into an impromptu softshoe dance in the dining hall, followed by a knight in armor doing a more vigorous tapdance.
--> "That's not softshoe, that's heavy metal!"
--> "My mom told be there'd be knights like this..."
* ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters'' features the Red Buster's ''HumongousMecha'' dancing to the [[DancingTheme ending song]].
** Predated by ''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger'', where a bored Yabaiba (no, it's not ForTheEvulz) holds Tetomu hostage so the Gaorangers would make Gao King dance.
* In ''Series/MythBusters'', Adam Savage sometimes dances in their fire suit.

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* A very non-humorous example is Prokofiev's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBsKplb2E6Q Dance of the Knights]], which may count as [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Crowning Music of Awesome]].
* Adam Ant dances in a very shiny suit of armor in "Ant Rap".

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* In ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', if you pay some money and pull a lever at the party room (formerly in Camelot), a group of knights would dance and sing on a table. Probably inspired by the Monty Python and the Holy Grail scene. Also, there are multiple dance emotes, which players can do in full armor.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. The dance command is never affected by whatever your character is equipped with.
* Both ''Videogame/MassEffect1'' and its sequel allow the protagonist some dance steps in full combat gear.
* In ''VideoGame/TheSimsMedieval'', when a musician plays a lute, most people in the room start to dance; this includes any knights in full armor, and occasionally even golems.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' for the DS, there is an EasterEgg where [[KnightInShiningArmor Cecil]] does a dance. With an ([[LighterAndSofter E-rated]]) exotic dancer. It's absolutely hilarious.

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* The "Dancing Knights" spell in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', a pun on the "Dancing Lights" spell found in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.

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* [[http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view4/1353563/dancing-knight-o.gif This gif]]

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* Longsword instructor Guy Windsor once explained the versatility of armour by stating that an armoured knight can "run, jump, ride and even dance techno. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments I have seen this with my own eyes]]."
* Historically, it wasn't unknown for squires to dance in full harness as part of their training. Seeing how they had to be able to crawl up the underside of a siege ladder and mount a horse in full gallop while wearing all their armor armor to be considered for knighthood, [[TrainingFromHell this was only the beginning]].
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