Dream meaning of dance

Dreaming about dancing is perhaps not something very common, but if you have dreams and in them you are dancing you have nothing to worry about as long as the environment in which the dream develops is one full of joy.

People dance to feel liberated, to lighten burdens, to eliminate pressure, and the same happens with dreams.

However, the interpretation of the dream may vary depending on the mood of the person.

You must be very attentive to the signals emitted by your body, when you dream of dancing, you can interpret it as the happiness of feeling free and able to do everything you propose or to get out of the confinement in which you find yourself.

If the environment in which you dance is not pleasant, your body is crying out for freedom.

What does it mean to dream of dancing?

What does it mean to dream of dancing

To dream of dancing means freedom, happiness, balance and power.

Dreaming is something magical and even more so when the experience is one of total pleasure.

Perhaps dreaming of dancing may seem a little crazy, but in truth this type of dream can be one of the most rewarding.

The dream vision with dances can mean good or bad news depending on the context, and the same can be on the door or coming soon.

There are many types of dreams with dances, whether you are asked to dance, dance at a wedding, dance with a man, even dreams where you see someone dancing have very important meanings.

Dreams of watching dancing

The meaning of this type of dream can vary.

If you see yourself dancing, it means that good things are coming to your life, you must be attentive!

The universe will play in your favor.

Now, if in your dreams you see young people dancing, these can be interpreted as: “good luck for your plans” as long as you stay focused and balanced.

Do not give up until you achieve your goal, this dream will help you to say goodbye to problems.

If on the other hand, you have dreams where you see adults dancing, it means that your business will close very well, they will not stop knocking on your door.

Luck will be on your side, and you will be able to enjoy a peaceful and happy old age.

Dreaming of dancing with a partner

The dream vision of dancing as a couple shows how well you get along.

The situation could not be going better, this type of dream is made by the subconscious to show you how happy you feel with that person.

If you pay due attention to it, during the dream you can notice what makes you most happy to be with her, and the things that are on the side you can choose to improve them.

This type of dream should not worry you at all, in fact, quite the contrary, enjoy it!

Dreaming of dancing with a man

If you dream that you dance with a man, it means that even though you are happy you need that male figure in your life.

This dream can also show you how smart you are Yes, maybe there is no consistency in this, but dreams are like that!

Women are the most likely to have this kind of dreams.

If you dance with a man and he is your partner, it is a good omen, you both feel happy together, and all the plans you have in mind will come true.

This type of dream has even more relevance if your partner has it too.

On the other hand, if you dream that you dance with a man and he is not your partner, this could mean that it is time to make certain changes in your life, and don’t worry about the results!

They will bring you the happiness you need.

Dreams about dancing with a woman

This dream has an opposite interpretation to the dream vision of dancing with a man.

Dancing dreams can help you discover many things, and particularly dreaming that you dance with a woman is a warning sign.

It can mean that you are about to commit wrong acts that will mark you for life or, that close to you are people with very bad intentions and only want to hurt you, you should be aware that they may be closer than you imagine.

Dreaming of singing and dancing

Dreams with dancing and singing show how happy you are to be free and independent, and if in the dream in addition to dancing, you sing, the meaning of the dream is even better.

To dream of singing and dancing means harmony, whether you have a partner or not, you have performed well, and the people around you are very happy.

Dreams that ask you to dance

This dream can only mean that, it’s your time to shine, and you have to act now.

To do so, you cannot wait for others to do things for you.

The decision will be yours alone.

The obstacles you will have to face will be great, yes!

But you will know how to overcome them all.

Dreams of dancing ballet

The dream vision of dreaming about dancing ballet only shows how unhappy you are.

You have worked very hard to get ahead, but you have not enjoyed your achievements.

This type of dream is the living mirror of your sad and exhausted spirit.

The idea of wanting everything to go right, and be done as you say it will, may be affecting you emotionally, because even if it does happen, you will not feel happy.

If this is your case, get away from the routine, and enjoy the company of the people who are by your side.

Dreaming of dancing at a wedding

It means peace and happiness.

Peace for the things you have and for being with the right people, and happiness for all that your loved ones have achieved.

If in the dream, besides dancing, the one who gets married is you and you are single, get ready! New things will come into your life, the best you could have imagined!

On the other hand, if you have a partner, the dream is trying to tell you that changes are coming, and possibly the arrival of someone else in your life, that will make you change completely.

Dreams about dancing with a stranger

Dreams about dancing with a stranger

Regardless of the sex of the person you dance with, in the dream your subconscious is trying to tell you that it is time for a change.

You are a person who has given everything to emerge, but you need a companion with whom to enjoy your achievements.

Although you feel good or give the impression of feeling good, you know that deep down you are a little lonely.

This type of dream is very common in single people, but if you have a partner and you dream that you dance with a stranger, keep an eye on your relationship, maybe something is not right.

Dance Class

To dream that you are in dance class indicates that you need to learn to let go.

The dream may also be a metaphor that you are learning the steps to some new project, new process or new stage in your life.

Dance Floor

To see a dance floor in your dream implies that you need to be more expressive.

It is time to let loose.

If there is no one on the dance floor, then it means that you are lacking an outlet to express yourself.

You feel that you can’t be who you really are.

Hula Dancing

To hula dance in your dream represents an appreciation and celebration of life.

You are living life to the fullest.

To see hula dancing in your dream symbolizes joy.

Pay attention to the message that the dance is trying to convey.

Tap Dancing

To dream that you are tap dancing indicates that you need to keep up with life or else you will be left behind.

The franticness and speed of the tapping parallels how chaotic or calm your life is.

To see someone tap dancing in your dream represents the rhythm of life.


To dream that you are breakdancing suggests that you are deliberate and controlled in your actions.

To see someone breaking means that you need to be more flexible in your thinking.

Belly dancer

To dream that you are a belly dancer means that you are comfortable in your own body.

You are connecting with your sensual side.

To see a belly dancer in your dream refers to your easy going and down to earth nature.

Pole dancing

To dream that you are pole dancing symbolizes your sexual expression.

You need to be more open and expressive with your sexuality.

The pole is a phallic symbol.

Thus the dream may be analogous to some that you have wrapped around your finger.

Ballroom dancing

To dream that you are ballroom dancing indicates success in your endeavors.

You have a positive outlook in life and are willing try anything and give it your all.

Maypole dance

To see or participate in a maypole dance indicates that you are celebrating an end to your old ways and welcoming in a new beginning.

Alternatively, it signifies male sexuality and fertility.

The dream could indicate your easy going attitude toward sex.

Other meanings of dreams with dancing

If you dream that you dance with someone from your past, including your ex-partner, it means that you have already managed to turn that page that did not let you move forward, plus someone new will come into your life, and will make you very happy.

The dream vision with children dancing, means good fortune, and if you have children, they will enjoy excellent health.

To dream that you dance on a stage, you should be attentive because you could have some problems at work, and it is very likely that the cause of these is one of your closest colleagues.

If in your dreams you see ritual dances, maybe what you need to know is a little further, it is very likely that a person who is no longer in this world is trying to tell you something. If you pay due attention to it, you will be able to find out a lot of things happening around you.

The dream in which you go to a ball, only shows how happy you are. You should refuse all kinds of sadness, and see life in a different color.

If you dream that you dance with a deceased person, do not be afraid, the dream will only help you to remember how good you felt with her.

If you dream that you dance in a place where the volume of the music is very loud, so loud that it bothers you, you should be attentive, because this dream can mean two things, first, problems are coming, and second, you have a very hectic pace of life, you are demanding a lot and you need to relax a little.

Dreams where you find yourself dancing on a stage and you are also alone, are very good luck, as these are synonymous with success, especially in the workplace. You will be able to shine on your own.

If you dream that you are dancing at a party, good things will come into your life. You have done the right thing, and now it is time to enjoy the results.

In dreams where you dance alone and you are in an unpleasant place, your subconscious is trying to tell you that it is time to stop suffering, you must move forward to be happy.

People who have a partner may have dreams where they waltz, and although these for them do not make any sense, these types of dreams actually mean that they have a good life as a couple, and that they are ready to take “the big step”.

If in the dream you dance with someone you like, get excited! You will finally be able to tell that person everything you feel and he or she will reciprocate.

If you dream that you are not only dancing but also in a group where everyone wears a mask, you should know a little more about the people in your social circle, maybe some of them do not have good intentions, and in case you have a partner, it is very likely that there are deceptions.

The dreams where you dance and suffer a fall, try to tell you that you should change your way of being, you have become proud and not very humble and this will only bring you problems, and with them, your loved ones will move away from you. You should think twice before acting, as your actions could have consequences for others.

If you dream that you are dancing with many people, good times are coming in the work environment, and you will be able to train as a professional.

Dreams where you see others dancing ballet, are a sign of bad luck, failures are approaching not only in the workplace but also in the sentimental, and as for the latter it is very likely that there will be infidelity.

Dreams where you see people dancing and drinking alcohol, mean that the person you trust so much is about to betray you.

If you have dreams where there are animals dancing, news is coming that will leave you very surprised, that which you thought impossible may now become a reality.

If in your dreams you see a professional dancing, you can not close yourself to the problems, and even if you do not want to, you will have to ask for help to get out of them.

The dream vision where you dance but at the same time you feel immobile, indicates that you should get away from everything and everyone that causes you stress.


Physical Physical
You need more exuberant, spontaneous movement and exercise. You are focusing on romance, sexual exchange, freedom from constraints, participation in life, pleasure, frivolity, and gracefulness.
Emotional Emotional
If dancing with others, you are looking at partnership dynamics, fluid cooperation with others, and how well you fit in and interact in your social setting. A dance performance shows how confident, talented, joyful, and comfortable you feel expressing yourself in the world.
Spiritual Spiritual
You are focusing on psychological and spiritual release and sacred communion with the rhythms of life, especially if you’re dancing alone. You are integrating the masculine and feminine sides of your nature.
The corporeal image of a given process, or of becoming, or of the passage of time.

In Hindu doctrine, the dance of Shiva in his rôle as Natarâjâ (the King of the Cosmic Dance, symbolizing the union of space and time within evolution) clearly has this meaning.

There is a universal belief that, in so far as it is a rhythmic art-form, it is a symbol of the act of creation.

This is why the dance is one of the most ancient forms of magic. Every dance is a pantomime of metamorphosis (and so calls for a mask to facilitate and conceal the transformation), which seeks to change the dancer into a god, a demon or some other chosen form of existence.

Its function is, in consequence, cosmogonic.

The dance is the incarnation of eternal energy.

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The Dream Encyclopedia

Dancing is a rich symbol, capable of many different interpretations. Depending on the type of movement in which we engage, dancing may be associated with romance and sex, with the experience of freedom from constraints, with participating in life or in social activities (the dance of life), with frivolity, with gracefulness, or with group cooperation.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke
The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke

Dancing in dreams reflects how you move in your inner circle. Through dance you can harmonize internal opposing sides, so this kind of dream often has a strong emotional sense. Depending on how it develops it is possible to draw conclusions applicable to sexual, emotional, familial, social, or professional relations. So, if you see a group of people dancing, it means that you should be more generous and live each moment intensely, without staying on the sidelines of the world.
On the contrary, dancing merrily indicates that you are happy with how things are going and you feel free from any influence. It also denotes the possibility that your current situation improves.

Dancing with your beloved indicates that your love is requited. However if it is a costume dance, the dream is a warning that you must avoid being hypocritical to your partner.
If you see a man and a woman dancing it can show the harmonious union of the masculine and feminine sides of your personality.

In a dream, dancing can be a spiritual symbol that expresses, for example, the dance of Shiva, the Hindu god of eternal flow of time, the power of creation and destruction.

To see old people dancing ensures success in business; dancing at a wedding, disease; with family, luck. It also augurs well for the prisoner, who will be released shortly.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett
The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett

This dream is mainly favorable. If it featured ballet dancers or dancing it predicts new friends and gay social times ahead; if you saw young people dancing together, you’ll have great success in your love affairs; children dancing, you’ll have some unexpected joy; and if you were dancing yourself, all your enterprises will flourish.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox
Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox

A dance is a gathering of people, and in the dream world those people should be considered as thoughts within your consciousness gathered around a common idea. The idea in this case is the expression of passion and sexuality through the symbolism of dancing. If there is a dance in your dreams, there is a compelling desire brewing in your consciousness to have more passion in your life.

Dance Class: You may want more passion and creative expression in your life and are willing to learn what you need to know more about in order to create some.

Dancing: You are searching for more grace and fluidity in the complicated relationships in your life. Dancing is also an elaborate mating ritual. It is a socially acceptable behavior that is designed to escalate toward intimacy and sex. Even dancing alone is a sensual experience that celebrates the ability to move in space. This results in a sensual experience of one’s body, signaling a readiness for sexual expression. In group dancing, such as ballet or modern dance troupes, the symbolic conversation expands to the idea of poetry in motion.

Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson
Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson

Dancing symbolizes the joyful embrace of existence, living in the moment, pleasure, and freedom.

If you dream of dancing alone, you feel independent and whole.
If you dream of dancing with someone, you are happy and secure in a relationship or friendship.
If you dream of dancing in a big crowd, you feel like celebrating.
If you dream you dance awkwardly or keep stepping on someone’s feet, a current relationship or situation isn’t working very well.

The Complete Dream Book » Gillian Holloway
The Complete Dream Book » Gillian Holloway

If you dream of seeing white-haired men and women dancing, your financial condition will improve considerably.

To dream of dancing yourself means sudden good fortune.

Unmarried folk may regard tins as a forerunner of a solution of their love problems.

It is a fortunate dream also for married people, for they may look forward to much pleasure and pride in their children.

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