Definition of dance-off in English:

dance-off

noun

  • A competition, or a round in a competition, in which a number of dancers compete against each other until a winner is declared.

    ‘the dance-off will feature each couple performing Latin, ballroom, and freestyle’
    • ‘In the run-up to the school play, which is the film's disappointing climax, there are assorted fashion emergencies, a few stroppy incidents with nagging parents and an obligatory dance-off between the two female rivals.’
    • ‘On ESPN2 was some dance-off between packs of giddy, teenaged girls, and on ESPN … poker.’
    • ‘To capture all the behind-the-scenes action, cameras follow the hot-stepping hopefuls from the first auditions right through to the spectacular dance-off.’
    • ‘The dance-off will include the tango.’
    • ‘The final climactic dance-off saw pairs of dancers leaping forward to 'show their strength'.’
    • ‘In one climactic sequence there is a dance-off at The Forum called "Battlezone," where all the dancers face off in one-on-one competitions where the crowd judges the winner.’
    • ‘Then they're dragging people up on stage for dance-offs.’
    • ‘I also agree that - all things considered - the right three pairs found themselves in the dance-off.’
    • ‘From there they continued to lead "dance-offs" that tested the crowd's skills at the macarena and the chicken dance.’
    • ‘Other activities around the main stage include player signings, giveaways, club merchandise outlets and a four-way mascot dance-off at 12.30 pm!’
    • ‘That all this turmoil culminates in a dance-off rather than bloodshed does not trivialize the seriousness or complexity of the issues at hand.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, I think Lee's fate had been sealed long before the dance-off and so had Shane's since the judges were unwilling to save him for the third time.’
    • ‘Yesterday culminated in a dance-off just before home time to the tunes of Yes, Sir, I Can Boogie and Ring my Bell.’
    • ‘During one timeout, Harry the breakdancing hawk repeatedly challenged one of the linesmen (or whatever the basketballing homologue is) to a dance-off.’
    • ‘Act II used a dance-off between town and country women to illustrate differences and commonalities of late twentieth-century social mores.’
    • ‘The rivalry came to a boiling point when the dueling divas finished the evening with an exhaustive dance-off.’
    • ‘The party ended rather abruptly around 5.30 am when the dance-off got out of control.’
    • ‘There will be fundraising galore at Southampton City College when a host of activities, including a charity dance-off, sponsored football and belly dancing, take place.’
    • ‘Of course, clowns have rivalries too: One of the film's best sequences is a show-stopping dance-off between Tommy's disciples and a group of edgier krumpers who have spun off to pursue something harder.’
    • ‘It's got decent enough moves that pop off often enough to keep dance fans happy, though anyone looking for more than a few cool dance-offs will probably be disappointed.’

Pronunciation:

dance-off

/ˈdansôf/