Dancing Dream Meaning and Interpretations


“I was dancing in my dream!” Dreams about dancing can often contain elements of wish-fulfillment that you might have in your waking life. Dancing can indicate the need to let loose and follow the rhythm of the music.

If you are dirty dancing in a dream it usually means you are looking to spice up your sexual life. You might find yourself bored with your current situation and are in need of some changes. If you see an exotic dancer in your dream it can indicate the urge to let loose without caring about other people’s reactions. To dance with someone you know can mean you are in sync with that person and heading in the same direction.

dancing dream symbolDancing invariably symbolizes happiness and freedom from all cares. If you are the one dancing it means that there is true joy and happiness in your present situation in life. If you are dancing with someone in particular, then they are probably the ones bringing you happiness, even if you do not yet know it.

This person may be a future or current love interest, but can also be someone with whom you have a completely platonic relationship. If you see others dancing and are not dancing yourself, it may indicate that you feel that you are the only person that is not happy among all of your friends and associates. If you see children dancing it means that your life is soon going to take a turn for the better.

Dancing Dream Interpretations

Dreaming of dancing is about the rhythm of life. It symbolizes your passions in life and your sexuality. Dancing in a dream is a happy dream. It is a dream of the energy you have for the things and people you love. It is about passion. You may be dancing a victory dance, a dance of love, or to release feelings of hurt and frustration.

If you are the one dancing, it represents how you feel about life. Dancing can be an expression of your feelings of freedom. Or, it can mean you are shaking off feelings of oppression. You may not be someone who responds well to other attempts to control you. Dreams of dancing are a true expression of joy running through your veins.

Dreaming of dancing on ice or gymnastics means you need emotional support when under stress. You may need to emotionally mature. Seeing dancing animals, such as a bear, can be signs of courting. You may be surprised by someone you love in the near future. Break dancing indicates sometimes you worry about what the future holds. This is a strong message to live in the moment. Let the future take care of itself.

Dancing in circles is a sign you need to go on holiday. It can indicate you are just going around in circles in your real life. You need to break the cycle. Take time out. Judging a dancing competition can mean you think you are always right. You may have trouble listening to others and respecting alternate points of view. Dancing in a foggy environment is a sign of real-life insecurities. Take a look at how to feel more secure. Dreaming of dancing in the street is a positive sign your desires will soon be met.

Note* If you have had a dream related to this dream symbol or would like to add something that is related to this topic please leave a comment below. Comments are a great way to interact with others who are dreaming about similar topics.


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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. SimplySimplified on

    In my dream, i was on a ocean/sea in a sunny day. I then started to hear a rythm in my head.Thats when i danced on the sea. I was simply dancing happily like a begginer ballerina freestyling, but even so i was having fun. Slowly and slowly i was going farther from the shore without me realizing it. I was still able to dance at the normaly when i finnaly realized i was going deeper. I slightly panicked but even so i countinued to dance and made my way to the shore while dancing. when suddely a force pulled me and when i looked back i saw some type of shark that landed where i was was currently at. I was shocked and everything was a blur. And all i could remember was the roaring waves.

  2. In my dream I was freestyle dancing by my self in the middle of the street with no music and people who where passing by looked at me with disapproving looks, but I would just ignore them and keep on dancing.
    What does it mean? thanks

  3. My mother is recovering from thrombosis. She can walk but is too lazy to walk & needs to be attended to all the time. My dad has memory issues.My brother takes care of them. I had a dream wherein we all are dancing in the house & the door is slighly open. My male colleague happens to peep & is amazed to see us dance with our parents. He expected a bunch of teenagers to dance. I notice that and am happy about it. But in reality, it is a tough time to handle my parents. What does this dream indicate?

  4. My dream was a while ago and this was before a fell in love with that guy. We were I guess you can say dancing by a water fountain but also cuddling. Then in real life ,Days later I start liking that guy all of the sudden. Then on June we started texting and then days later he said “do you want to go out with me” I said yes. Time goes by us the first day of school. Everything went well until I’m friday. He said he wanted to break up with me. I loved this guy and he broke up with me ://. But he’s dating someone else now so I guess he’s a happy 🙁

  5. In the dream i was dancing with the person I like, and its not like i know if its mutual at all. What I want to know from this dream is my true feelings about him, because I am scared to be in love and I want to know what my dream is telling me.
    It was a bright place with lights, felt like a fancy event due to the way I was dressed. The person I like is really tall and in my dreams I was wearing heels that could almost reach him but I was still shorter.
    We were slow dancing we were just rocking back in forth kinda like waltz but we were hugging, and it felt like we were emotionallly attached because in my dream the way we percieved each other was as if we both loved each other. As we were dancing he put his chin on my shoulder and I felt this scary feeling like a spark and thats what stood out to me the most, what does that represent in my life. Thank you for your time! any ideas are welcomed!

    • Love is a natural feeling , of hope , honor , mutual respect but all that comes later ,
      Trust is the main character or villin if there is no trust there be no relationship always remember you have your woman’s intuition your mother had it and your grandma had it and it will never let you down .
      Thank you for your time 🙂

  6. I have been dancing with four unknown girls n they r acting like frnds to me ….than I herd the voice of a Woman to open up…don’t stop ur moves….What does this dream mean?

  7. I had a dream of me dancing and a guy joins me and i feel loved and care….so what is the meaning of this dream ??? A romantic dance form….

  8. Kikkawa Michiyo on

    I had a dream with this guy I don’t know in real life nor could I see his face either.. all I know is that he is taller than me and we seem to be having a good time.. We were walking in a mall together and suddenly “can’t take my eyes off of you” played and then we started dancing around the mall and then everyone was looking cheering and smiling and some were taking a video with their phones.. After that we looked for his hat because it was missing then we found it in one of the shops we went in to when we were dancing

  9. I have various dreams last night that i was fetching my younger cousins at their school and accompanied by an older friend, i brought two trolley bags and had full of books on it. We left them at canteen and i accompanied my friend going to a certain place but on our way we’d taken so much difficulty with the road because of muds, the soil was very black and had difficulty going their, there are things i cannot understand on it. I was bumping on a lumb with an animals which i purely see a cats and i was so afraid by the cat. On the other hand, i was also dreaming about my boyfriend wearing color grey t-shirt dancing in front of me with his family and friends wearing police uniform clothes and his relatives wearing indian clothes

  10. I dreamt I was dancibg with a stranger and he was teaching me some moves, we were laughing but everyone else seemed annoyed with us and kept interrupting us but we laughed and kept dancing

  11. I had a dream that my crush broke up with his girlfriend and asked me to dance with him. We were ballroom dancing together. Is there any further meaning behind that?

  12. I had a dream about me dancing with a woman, she was coming up to me but like in a dancing kind of way, she looked actually very beautiful in some sort, then we both were dancing together while others were too, she looked very young like if she was 20 years old in a bright red dress while Mexican music was going on. I did felt happy though?

  13. I dreamt the girl i love dancing with other boys who were her friends while i was watchng. They were all dancing happily. What does it mean? I was not dancing in the dream . Just a spectator.

  14. I dreamt I was Danicing in a market with a lot of crystal hold and diamond shop.there was a young lady and we danced to Indian music

  15. In my dream I was in a room with maybe at most ten people, but most of the people were still and like black and white. I guess that was my brain telling me they were unimportant. But me and a friend of mine started dancing. I’ve known her for like 3 years now. But we not dancing together just kind of in place but we were laughing and stuff. There was no music. And this guy I’ve been interested in for a while now was in the room too. But he was just watching us. Then me and my friend started dancing together. Then the guy started dancing with us. Then out of no where my other friend that I’ve known for a while as well (who has the same name as my other friend) just kind of appeared and was dancing too. And we kept on trying to four way spin but it wasn’t working. But we were all smiling and laughing anyway.

    • Irene aurilio on

      I dreamed I was laughing, joking and dancing with my ex husband. We both had a feeling of fun and togetherness. But realized we were both divorced after the music stopped.

  16. I dreamt there was a dance competition and I opted to dance with a group of guys .I suggested we do the chicken dance.I wasn’t perfect in it but I felt this extreme joy and happiness within. After the dance everyone one seem to applaud me.i was really fulfilled caring less if I was perfect.

  17. I dreamed I started dancing after receiving news. Then everyone around me began encouraging me as the tried to do my dance. I know I was happy and confident but I can’t remember the news I received.

  18. In my dream there are two little girls dancing and I went over to dance with them and they were very mean and wouldn’t let me dance with them. Can anyone help with this interpretation?

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