If you are dancing with someone it shows feeling at one or in harmony with someone or others, or aspects of yourself; or unity, as seen in the cells working as a harmonious whole.
It can also express happiness, or a sexual mating dance. Sometimes getting closer or more intimate emotionally or sexually.
If dancing alone or watching someone dance, the meaning depends upon what you feel as you dance or watch. It often suggests enjoyment, self expression, release, allowing your creative or sexual feelings to flow.
Many figures dancing in time with each other is an expression of an insight into how life expresses through a multitude of creatures or people, and ones own part in it. This can mean cooperation or social integration. Some dances lead to a trance state in which one touches the divine.
Many women have an urge to dance, and in past ages this was a way of expressing her beauty to a man. Today it can be a means to express oneself, ones creativity or feelings.
And ancient form of dancing is done by the Sufis who twirl, rotating on the spot. This can produce dizziness, which if continued can produce a faint. This causes the ratioinal mind to faint, and so brings about a condition in which one can contact one source, perhaos having a profound vision. This was the method of Jalal ad-Dīn Rumi.
Animals dancing: Harmony with unconscious drives and sexuality.
Dancing with someone usually shows a loving relationship, or even the prelude to a sexual relationship.
If the dance is awkward: Lack of harmony connected with what is depicted.
Skeletons or dark ‘things’ dancing: Developing a relationship with what we fear – meeting it; dancing with death – in life we always dance with death, meaning we have an intimate relationship with it, but might not be ready to recognise who our partner is.
Stepping on partners toes shows you upsetting others or being awkward in your relations with others.
Example: ‘We were both shy of each other but as the dance went on I found I could move so well to his steps that we felt like one, it was so effortless that it felt like floating.’ Heather.
Useful Questions and Hints:
What was expressed in the dance and what do I gain from that?
Am I expressing spontaneity, creativity or love in this dance?
Did I feel any connection with the divine?