Definition of slam-dance in US English:



[no object]usually as noun slam-dancing
North American
  • Take part in a form of dancing to rock music in which people deliberately collide with one another.

    • ‘I mean, in New York we got kids slam-dancing to it.’
    • ‘‘Both bands wanted to get people moving, but not slam-dancing,’ says guitarist Mario.’
    • ‘One of the activities he taught me was slam-dancing.’
    • ‘In what was easily the strangest moment of the night, punk rockers were seen enthusiastically slam-dancing to a cover of ‘The Loop.’’
    • ‘It's not inaccessible to all but guitar tech-heads and slam-dancing science geeks still trying to calculate infinity.’
    • ‘Then Stef kicked him in the face again when the two of them were slam-dancing at a party in somebody's garage.’
    • ‘It's no mistake that slam-dancing, moshing, and crowd-surfing sprung from punk rock since the point is this sense of bodily danger.’
    • ‘He said you could ‘throw out’ the race because with 20 horses cluttering the track, most of the good ones got caught up in all the slam-dancing.’
    dance, jig, leap, jump, skip, bounce
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