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* ''Series/{{Batman}}:'' This happens to Batgirl after a bout with some Cossack thugs. They do get savvy after a while and use their sabers to force her into a little dance (well, Yvonne Craig ''was'' a trained dancer).

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* ''Series/{{Batman}}:'' ''Series/Batman1966:'' This happens to Batgirl after a bout with some Cossack thugs. They do get savvy after a while and use their sabers to force her into a little dance (well, Yvonne Craig ''was'' a trained dancer).

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* During the final phase of ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}''[='=]s final boss fight, the Squid Sisters [[ThemeMusicPowerUp play Calamari Inkantation]], causing DJ Octavio to suddenly start dancing. Though he still launches his mechanical fists and any other weapons he still has, Octavio will continue to dance until he is beaten. [[spoiler:His dialogue during his VillainousBreakdown in ''VideoGame/Splatoon2'' implies that he is feeling the positive effects of that heavenly melody, and [[RedemptionRejection desperately tries to resist its power in vain]].]]


* In the ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' [=S1E3=] sketch [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7aaw4g2tJo T"he Green Clarinet,"]] a mysterious stranger gives Alan an instrument that makes people sing and dance... and reveal embarrassing truths about themselves.

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* In the ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' [=S1E3=] sketch [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7aaw4g2tJo T"he Green Clarinet,"]] Clarinet"]], a mysterious stranger gives Alan an instrument that makes people sing and dance... and reveal embarrassing truths about themselves.



** The spell [[http://www.d20srd.org/srd/spells/irresistibleDance.htm "Otto's Irresistible Dance"]] force the victim to dance for a short time. It's quite high-level because it allows NoSavingThrow.

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** The spell [[http://www.''[[http://www.d20srd.org/srd/spells/irresistibleDance.htm "Otto's Irresistible Dance"]] Otto's irresistible dance]]'' force the victim to dance for a short time. It's quite high-level because it allows NoSavingThrow.



** Basic ''D&D'' monsters includes the tarantella, a GiantSpider whose venomous bite would cause the victim to dance uncontrollably.
** Of course, any spellcaster can induce this through your average mind-control magic if feeling cheeky. The "Suggestion" and "Mass Suggestion" spells, for example, last for hours, and having the victims dance can easily be the first choice of a QuirkyBard.

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** Basic ''D&D'' monsters includes the tarantella, a GiantSpider whose venomous bite would cause the victim to dance uncontrollably.
uncontrollably. And then those watching said victim can be compelled to join.
** Of course, any spellcaster can induce this through your average mind-control magic if feeling cheeky. The "Suggestion" ''suggestion'' and "Mass Suggestion" ''mass suggestion'' spells, for example, last for hours, and having the victims dance can easily be the first choice of a QuirkyBard.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dancing_plague_of_1518 The Dancing Plague]] of France.


* ''WsternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'': Issue #66's "Rain, Rain, Go Away" (DC run) had a sea monster influence a fisherman to write a pop song that makes everyone in Townsville do a rain dance which floods the city enough for the creature to invade it. (Buttercup is the only person not partaking as she was already sick of the song from minute one.)

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* ''WsternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'': ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'': Issue #66's "Rain, Rain, Go Away" (DC run) had a sea monster influence a fisherman to write a pop song that makes everyone in Townsville do a rain dance which floods the city enough for the creature to invade it. (Buttercup is the only person not partaking as she was already sick of the song from minute one.)

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* ''WsternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'': Issue #66's "Rain, Rain, Go Away" (DC run) had a sea monster influence a fisherman to write a pop song that makes everyone in Townsville do a rain dance which floods the city enough for the creature to invade it. (Buttercup is the only person not partaking as she was already sick of the song from minute one.)


* The Pied Piper was hired to get rid of the rats in Hamelin. When the townsfolk refused to pay him, he played his music for the children of the town, leading them dancing away from the town, never to be seen again.


* ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Lord of the Rings]]'': Equipping the Mithril Disco Phial will play a disco song & make the characters around you dance. This continues until you put the Phial away.
** It also changes the music to an electronic StupidStatementDanceMix using lines from all three movies.

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* ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO ''VideoGame/LEGOTheLordOfTheRings'':
** In ''The
Lord of the Rings]]'': Equipping Rings'', equipping a treasure called the Mithril Disco Phial will play a disco song & make "Disco Phial" allows you to see in the characters around you dance.dark, while causing everyone in the immediate area to dance uncontrollably -- which can be a pain if you're in multiplayer mode and your partner does this. It also changes the music to an electronic StupidStatementDanceMix using lines from all three movies. This continues until you put the Phial away.
** It also changes ''The Hobbit'' has the music Mithril Rhythm Stick, which plays a dubstep remix and causes players to an electronic StupidStatementDanceMix using lines from all three movies.dance. Using this and the Dazzle Wig and Mithril Dance Boots treasures together will give you the "Lord of the Prance" achievement.

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* In the 2017-version of ''Theatre/Portal2TheUnauthorizedMusical'', [=GLaDOS=] does this to Chell, Wheatley and the other cores during "[[IAmSong I'm]] [[VillainSong Alive]]". She treats them like PeoplePuppets, forcing them to dance with her and bow to her. They are visibly distressed by this, going as far as to [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal pull, push and pound]] on their own legs in an attempt to get them unstuck from the ground.

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* In the 2017-version of ''Theatre/Portal2TheUnauthorizedMusical'', [=GLaDOS=] does this to Chell, Wheatley and the other cores during "[[IAmSong I'm]] [[VillainSong Alive]]". She treats them like PeoplePuppets, forcing them to dance with her and bow to her. They are visibly distressed by this, going as far as to [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal pull, push and pound]] pound on their own legs in an attempt to get them unstuck from the ground.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LetsGoLuna'': Luna's number one weakness is that she involuntarily starts dancing whenever she hears music. Downplayed in this case since Luna's involuntary dancing is just a reflex rather than another character's doing.


* In the music video for Avicii's "Levels", an unknown substance causes its victims to dance uncontrollably.

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* In the music video for Avicii's Music/{{Avicii}}'s "Levels", an unknown substance causes its victims to dance uncontrollably.

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* Weaponized in ''VideoGame/{{Fortnite}}'' with the Boogie Bomb, an "explosive" weapon that forces anyone caught in its radius to dance for a few seconds. Including yourself and your teammates, so do be careful when throwing it not to [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard get caught in the blast and sniped while helpless]].


* ''Series/FlandersCompany'': This is the primary superpower of wannabe supervillain Kevin (along with creating his own music and light effects). His "groove" is so intense that when he starts dancing, others feel compelled to follow. He mostly aims at incapacitating, though he uses the power once to drag an opponent [[DestinationDefenestration through a window]]. Unfortunately, a strong-willed enough enemy (like Sadoman) can break the influence, and then it gets painful for Kevin.
* In ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'', Tenshirock the Hacker's favorite means of making a player's life hell is to block their avatar in dancing mode. And if the player happens to have gotten on his bad side recently, they'll be lucky if their avatar is wearing anything else than underwear (webseries and novels) or a silly costume (comic) during the process.



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* ''Series/FlandersCompany'': This is the primary superpower of wannabe supervillain Kevin (along with creating his own music and light effects). His "groove" is so intense that when he starts dancing, others feel compelled to follow. He mostly aims at incapacitating, though he uses the power once to drag an opponent [[DestinationDefenestration through a window]]. Unfortunately, a strong-willed enough enemy (like Sadoman) can break the influence, and then it gets painful for Kevin.
* In ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'', Tenshirock the Hacker's favorite means of making a player's life hell is to block their avatar in dancing mode. And if the player happens to have gotten on his bad side recently, they'll be lucky if their avatar is wearing anything else than underwear (webseries and novels) or a silly costume (comic) during the process.
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** [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E16Duffless Duffless]]: In a DreamSequence Bart wins first prize at a ScienceFair with a Go-Go Ray which makes people dance.
** [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS19E13TheDebarted The Debarted]]: Bart puts pieces of metal in Principal Skinner's shoes, then uses magnets under the school stage to make him move & dance around.
** [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E20LastTapDanceInSpringfield Last Tap Dance in Springfield]]: Professor Frink puts a clap-activated device in Lisa's dancing shoes to give her dancing skills. But when the audience at her dance recital applauds her dancing she dances more, and they applaud more, and she dances more-more, and they applaud more-more, etc.
* On the WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}} ''Trick or Treat'', a witch casts a spell on WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck after he [[SwallowTheKey swallows the key]] to the pantry where he hid all the Halloween candy. The spell made his feet dance and kick in an attempt to remove the key, while the witch accompanied on the banjo.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' has an episode where she and Ron end up hypnotised and end up being ordered to dance by Señor Senior Junior.

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** [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E16Duffless Duffless]]: "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E16Duffless Duffless]]": In a DreamSequence DreamSequence, Bart wins first prize at a ScienceFair with a Go-Go Ray which makes people dance.
** [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS19E13TheDebarted "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS19E13TheDebarted The Debarted]]: Debarted]]": Bart puts pieces of metal in Principal Skinner's shoes, then uses magnets under the school stage to make him move & and dance around.
** [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E20LastTapDanceInSpringfield "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E20LastTapDanceInSpringfield Last Tap Dance in Springfield]]: Springfield]]": Professor Frink puts a clap-activated device in Lisa's dancing shoes to give her dancing skills. But when the audience at her dance recital applauds her dancing she dances more, and they applaud more, and she dances more-more, and they applaud more-more, etc.
* On the WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}} ''Trick "Trick or Treat'', Treat", a witch casts a spell on WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck after he [[SwallowTheKey swallows the key]] to the pantry where he hid all the Halloween candy. The spell made makes his feet dance and kick in an attempt to remove the key, while the witch accompanied accompanies on the banjo.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' has an episode where she and Ron end up hypnotised hypnotized and end up being ordered to dance by Señor Senior Junior.



** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E6TheCutiePox The Cutie Pox]]" is an illness which causes random cutie marks to appear all over the ponies' bodies, forcing them to continually perform the talents that came with them. One of the marks which afflicted Apple Bloom is a red shoe (representing tap dancing), a ShoutOut to ''[[Creator/HansChristianAndersen The Red Shoes]]''.

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** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E6TheCutiePox The Cutie Pox]]" is an illness which causes random cutie marks to appear all over the ponies' bodies, forcing them to continually perform the talents that came with them. One of the marks which afflicted afflicts Apple Bloom is a red shoe (representing tap dancing), a ShoutOut to ''[[Creator/HansChristianAndersen The Red Shoes]]''.



* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', Rude Boy and the Ska-Tastics hypnotizes partygoers at the local nightclub to dance to their music.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', Rude Boy and the Ska-Tastics hypnotizes partygoers party goers at the local nightclub to dance to their music.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' episode "Never Say Nefir", a dancing rhinoceros was destroying the city of Getzistan every night because of the magic shoes that forced him to dance uncontrollably whenever he heard music. Sultan's contractor Nefir was the culprit, and he later put magic shoes on Genie in an attempt to destroy the city twice as fast. Aladdin and his friends played soft music (making them dance away softly) and Nefir had his imps play louder and faster (making them dance too fast), which caused their shoes to explode. The next day, Nefir and his imps were forced to dance with the shoes in the floor show.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' episode "Never Say Nefir", a dancing rhinoceros was is destroying the city of Getzistan every night because of the magic shoes that forced force him to dance uncontrollably whenever he heard hears music. Sultan's contractor Nefir was is the culprit, and he later put magic shoes on Genie in an attempt to destroy the city twice as fast. Aladdin and his friends played play soft music (making them dance away softly) and Nefir had has his imps play louder and faster (making them dance too fast), which caused cause their shoes to explode. The next day, Nefir and his imps were are forced to dance with the shoes in the floor show.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In Episode 132, Kaeloo forces Mr. Cat to join her and the others in having fun by turning on some Zumba music. He ties himself to a tree in order to escape, but the roes break and he soon finds himself involuntarily doing Zumba with them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In Episode 132, Kaeloo forces Mr. Cat to join her and the others in having fun by turning on some Zumba music. He ties himself to a tree in order to escape, but the roes ropes break and he soon finds himself involuntarily doing Zumba with them.



* Tarantulas got their name from the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarantella Tarantella dance]]. Sufferers of spider bites believed that dancing would combat the venom (in reality, the bites in question mostly came from [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycosa_tarantula Lycosa Tarantulas]], which are not true tarantulas and whose venom is mostly harmless to humans). This led to an odd hysterical behaviour known as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarantism Tarantism]], where spider bite sufferers would dance in a frenzy until collapsing from exhaustion.

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* Tarantulas got their name from the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarantella Tarantella dance]]. Sufferers of spider bites believed that dancing would combat the venom (in reality, the bites in question mostly came from [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycosa_tarantula Lycosa Tarantulas]], which are not true tarantulas and whose venom is mostly harmless to humans). This led to an odd hysterical behaviour behavior known as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarantism Tarantism]], where spider bite sufferers would dance in a frenzy until collapsing from exhaustion.

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