Definition of fancy footwork in English:

fancy footwork

noun

informal
  • [mass noun] Skilful movement of one's feet, especially in dancing or sport:

    ‘they performed foxtrots with fancy footwork and great panache’
    • ‘A choreographer for pop stars, Henson teaches the fancy footwork associated with pop's hottest songs.’
    • ‘If scoring isn't your strong point, tighten up your fancy footwork to play defense.’
    • ‘There was some sparring, a lot of ducking and plenty of fancy footwork.’
    • ‘Direct from Dublin, it's a blend of fancy footwork, furious fiddling and moody lighting and stage effects.’
    • ‘I was wowing everyone with my fancy footwork at our school dance.’
    • ‘His ability to shield the ball and some fancy footwork helped him elude a couple of challenges on the left of midfield.’
    • ‘The stage saw some fancy footwork and enthusiastic dancing as members of the State Musical Theatre of National Art rehearsed for the evening's performance.’
    • ‘A dancer has scooped an award for her fancy footwork.’
    • ‘He became particularly famous for his fancy footwork and earned the nickname "Jiggy."’
    • ‘Youngsters from a York dance group scooped a truckload of trophies with their fancy footwork at a recent competition.’
    • ‘Some township children are redefining South African athletic stereotypes by displaying their fancy footwork in ballet shoes, and not football cleats.’
    • ‘Prop Paul Sinfield belied his 21-stone frame with his fancy footwork and neat handling.’
    • ‘In spite of his injuries, David still possesses the fancy footwork that had the talent scouts chasing after him 30 years ago.’