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Dance is a continuous emote invoked using the /dance or /dancenew chat command or by using the respective localized version for your language. Each gender of each profession has their own dance. Also a disguise, form, or tonic can temporarily change your dance.
/dancenew is only available as Assassin, Ritualist, Dervish and Paragon.
- While in certain forms, the /dance emote will show a line in the chat window, but will have no visible effect.
- If you do the Collector's Edition dance with the Assassin or Ritualist and Shadow step away, your background dancers will stay in their place, and continue to dance, but will disappear once you move.
- Typing /dance * or /dancenew * will allow you to synchronize several dancing people, if all who have typed /dance * or /dancenew * have pressed the Enter button within 5 seconds of each other.
- The Nightfall Collector's Edition dance (/dancenew) emulates the dance from Coming to America.
- Typing /dance after typing /dancenew with a Dervish or Paragon will cause the character to keep the animation (Discoball or Lightorb), and dance their original dance.
- Typing /dancenew after typing /dance with an Assassin or Ritualist will cause the character to retain the Divine Aura effect while also displaying the complete special edition dance for that profession.
- Typing a continuous emote (i.e. /bowhead) after typing /dancenew will also cause the character (Paragon or Dervish) to continue their dance animation, for as long as the character does not move, or end the emote.
- Typing /dancenew without having the collector's edition dance unlocked, or as one of the original 6 professions, will cause the character to dance their original dance, instead of the collector's edition dance.
- Male Warrior Dance or click image.
The female warrior dance emulates the dive, a popular dance style in the '60s. It was also seen in the movie Pulp Fiction when Uma Thurman's character, Mia, dances.
- Female Ranger Dance or click image.
The female monk dance appears to derive from a Changquan (or Long Fist) form. This particular dance is used by Zhang Ziyi in House of the Flying Daggers. Players with Avatar of Dwayna active will use this dance.
This dance uses moves from two tv series, Seinfeld and Friends. which culminate in Elaine Benes's style of dancing from the episode entitled "The Little Kicks".
This dance is unique in that it does not loop from the very beginning; instead, it loops from the start of the "little kicks" segment, as pictured.
The other dance moves come from "The Routine", a dance routine danced by Ross and Monica Geller in Friends.
- Video of Elaine dancing (YouTube).
- Video of "The Routine" (YouTube).
- Male Elementalist Dance or click image.
This type of dance is called Popping. The assassin Divine Aura, in addition to resembling shuriken, resemble photons used in some street dances. The dance also contains the "Moonwalk" as made famous by Michael Jackson and the robot. The first part of this dance is taken from a dance performed by Will Smith during a Fresh Prince of Bel Air episode.
No longer available - Video of robot dance from "Major Payne" (YouTube)
This dance appears to have moves from street acrobatic martial art style called "tricking". Also, the beginning of this dance is known as "skanking," a style of dancing known to be seen at punk or ska concerts.
- Female Assassin Dance or click image.
- Male Ritualist Dance or click image.
This is a form of interpretive dance, most often done with a ball, but also called balance dancing as seen in Cirque du Soleil.
- Female Ritualist Dance or click image.
- Male Paragon Dance or click image.
The Female dance resembles a traditional African tribal dance. A segment can be seen in video for song "Alane" by Wes.
- Female Paragon Dance or click image.
The female dervish emulates the dance of Sufi whirling dervishes. It also features elements of figure skating and ballet.
The junundu will just wiggle its head from side to side.
- Junundu Dance or click image.
The animation used for the rollerbeetle racers is a mixture of the popular dance move called "Raise the Roof" where you push your hands up to the ceiling in time with a beat, and the popular breakdancing spin - the back spin.
Siege Devourers and Trained Devourers will just jump, then start side-walking left and right, while snapping its pincers as if it were snapping fingers or playing castanets. When Trained Devourers dance, they have the same spotlight and confetti / sparkles effects as Paragons performing the Collector's Edition dance.
- Siege Devourer Dance or click image.
If you do the /dance emote in front of Abaddon, before aggroing his Monoliths, he will do a segment of the Warrior Male dance, shortly before your whole party automatically dies, and a message will show on the screen, saying, "You Got Served."