The Dance ClipArt gallery offers 47 illustrations of people (and even some animals) dancing.

"Bacchic Procession" — Gayley, 1893

Bacchic

"Bacchic Procession" — Gayley, 1893

"Bacchic Dance" — Gayley, 1893

Bacchic

"Bacchic Dance" — Gayley, 1893

An illustration of a bull and cow dancing.

Bull and Cow Dancing

An illustration of a bull and cow dancing.

A cat sitting solemnly as dogs dance down the hallway, in the story "How Cats Came to Purr."

Cat and Dancing Dogs

A cat sitting solemnly as dogs dance down the hallway, in the story "How Cats Came to Purr."

Children dancing around the May-pole.

Children dancing

Children dancing around the May-pole.

"Extempore musical and terpischorean entertainment at the United States arsenal, Baton Rouge, La., under the patronage of the Forty-First Massachusetts, the one hundred and Thirty-First New York and the Twenty-Fifth Connecticut Volunteers- contraband children dancing the breakdown. If anything were necessary to show the sensuous nature of music, it would be found in the eagerness with which the contraband race pursued it. The Federals, with that love of fun which ever distinguishes the brave soldier off duty, got up, a few evenings after their arrival at Baton Rouge, an extempore musical and terpsichorean entertainment, in which the darky element was largely and loudly represented. The hall was one of the extensive rooms in the United States Arsenal building, and prominent among the promoters were the Forty-first Massachusetts, One Hundred and Thirty-first New York and the Twenty-fifth Cennecticut Volunteers. One of the features was a breakdown, which was dance, or rather jumped, with great vigor by a couple of contraband juveniles."— Frank Leslie, 1896

Civil War entertainment

"Extempore musical and terpischorean entertainment at the United States arsenal, Baton Rouge, La., under…

An illustration of a group of male cooks dancing in a line.

Male Cooks Dancing in a Line

An illustration of a group of male cooks dancing in a line.

An illustration of men and woman dancing.

Dance

An illustration of men and woman dancing.

This painting by Claude Gelle Le Lorrain is a great example of his technique. He uses the rustic, rural theme in several of his works.

Dance by the Riverside

This painting by Claude Gelle Le Lorrain is a great example of his technique. He uses the rustic, rural…

A dancer

Dancer

A dancer

A man and woman dancing.

Dancing

A man and woman dancing.

Adults dancing

Dancing

Adults dancing

A group of men and woman dancing together.

Dancing

A group of men and woman dancing together.

A girl and her father dancing.

Dancing

A girl and her father dancing.

An illustration of a group of men and woman dancing.

Group Dancing

An illustration of a group of men and woman dancing.

This painting is by Giotto. It is fresco with many different levels. It can be found in the Peruzzi Chapel of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy.

The Daughter of Herodias Dancing Before Herod

This painting is by Giotto. It is fresco with many different levels. It can be found in the Peruzzi…

A scene from the story, "The Elfin Hill."

The Elfin Hill

A scene from the story, "The Elfin Hill."

According to Norse mythology, in Elfland, elves and fairies would dance in a circle in the moonlight. "Whenever the fairies danced at night, the grass grew greener. Any one going through the forest the next day could tell where the elves had been by the rings of green grass." -Klugh, 1909

Elves and Fairies Dancing

According to Norse mythology, in Elfland, elves and fairies would dance in a circle in the moonlight.…

Scene from the story, "The Fairies of the Caldon-Low."

Fairies

Scene from the story, "The Fairies of the Caldon-Low."

A fairy

Fairy

A fairy

A fairy

Fairy

A fairy

Fairy dancing on a leaf.

Fairy dancing

Fairy dancing on a leaf.

Girls holding hands and playing in the street.

Girls Playing

Girls holding hands and playing in the street.

An illustration of a king and queen holding hands and dancing with a large group of people.

King & Queen Dancing with Group of People

An illustration of a king and queen holding hands and dancing with a large group of people.

A scene from the story, <em>The King of Cashmere</em>.

King of Cashmere

A scene from the story, The King of Cashmere.

An illustration of a man dancing.

Man Dancing

An illustration of a man dancing.

An illustration of a man playing a violin while children were dancing.

Man Playing Violin with Children Dancing

An illustration of a man playing a violin while children were dancing.

An illustration of a man playing the violin while children dance around.

Man Playing Violin with Children Dancing

An illustration of a man playing the violin while children dance around.

An illustration of a May day celebration. May Day occurs on May 1 and refers to any of several public holidays. In many countries, May Day is synonymous with International Workers' Day, or Labour Day, which celebrates the social and economic achievements of the labour movement. As a day of celebration the holiday has ancient origins, and it can relate to many customs that have survived into modern times. Many of these customs are due to May Day being a cross-quarter day, meaning that (in the Northern Hemisphere where it is almost exclusively celebrated) it falls approximately halfway between the spring equinox and summer solstice.

May Day Celebration

An illustration of a May day celebration. May Day occurs on May 1 and refers to any of several public…

"Dancing girls of Mexico." &mdash;The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Dancing girls of Mexico

"Dancing girls of Mexico." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

A scene from the story, <em>The Mock Turtle's Song</em>.

Mock Turtles

A scene from the story, The Mock Turtle's Song.

A scene from the story, "A Dance on the Horns of the Moon."

Moon Boys

A scene from the story, "A Dance on the Horns of the Moon."

A scene from the story, "A Dance on the Horns of the Moon."

Moon Boys

A scene from the story, "A Dance on the Horns of the Moon."

A scene from the story, "A Dance on the Horns of the Moon."

Moon Boys

A scene from the story, "A Dance on the Horns of the Moon."

Pero plays his magic fiddle, which makes everyone dance instead of hanging him.

Pero

Pero plays his magic fiddle, which makes everyone dance instead of hanging him.

"The most famous of all the war-dances of antiquity, is said to have received its name from one Pyrrichos, or, according to others, from Pyrrhus or Neoptolemus, the son of Achilles. Critical scholars, however, content themselves with a general inference deduced from the substantial harmony of the various mythical or legendary accounts given of its origin, that it was a Doric invention." &mdash; Chambers, 1881

Pyrrhic Dance

"The most famous of all the war-dances of antiquity, is said to have received its name from one Pyrrichos,…

Rum-Pel-Stilt-Skin dances around the fires and sings his name.

Rum-Pel-Stilt-Skin

Rum-Pel-Stilt-Skin dances around the fires and sings his name.

"Dancing. The dancing of the Greeks as well as of the Romans had very little in common with the exercise which goes by that name in modern times. It may be divided into two kinds, gymnastic and mimetic; that is, it was intended either to represent bodily activity, or to express by gestures, movements, and attitudes, certain ideas or feelings, and also single events or a series of events, as in the modern ballet. All these movements, however, were accompanied by music; but the term saltatio was used in a so much wider sense than our word dancing, that they applied to disignate gestures, even when the body did not move at all. We find dancing prevalent among the Greeks from the earliest times. It was originally closely connected with religion. In all the public festivals, which were so numerous among the Greeks, dancing formed a very prominent part. We find from the earliest times that the worship of Apollo was connected with a religious dance, called Hyporchema. All the religious dances, with the exception of the bacchic and the Corybantian, were very simple, and consisted of gentle movements of the body, with various turnings and windings around the altar; such a dance was the Geranus, which Theseus is said to have performed at Delos on his return from Crete." &mdash; Smith, 1873

Salatio

"Dancing. The dancing of the Greeks as well as of the Romans had very little in common with the exercise…

"Dancing. The dancing of the Greeks as well as of the Romans had very little in common with the exercise which goes by that name in modern times. It may be divided into two kinds, gymnastic and mimetic; that is, it was intended either to represent bodily activity, or to express by gestures, movements, and attitudes, certain ideas or feelings, and also single events or a series of events, as in the modern ballet. All these movements, however, were accompanied by music; but the term saltatio was used in a so much wider sense than our word dancing, that they applied to disignate gestures, even when the body did not move at all. We find dancing prevalent among the Greeks from the earliest times. It was originally closely connected with religion. In all the public festivals, which were so numerous among the Greeks, dancing formed a very prominent part. We find from the earliest times that the worship of Apollo was connected with a religious dance, called Hyporchema. All the religious dances, with the exception of the bacchic and the Corybantian, were very simple, and consisted of gentle movements of the body, with various turnings and windings around the altar; such a dance was the Geranus, which Theseus is said to have performed at Delos on his return from Crete." &mdash; Smith, 1873

Salatio

"Dancing. The dancing of the Greeks as well as of the Romans had very little in common with the exercise…

"Dancing. The dancing of the Greeks as well as of the Romans had very little in common with the exercise which goes by that name in modern times. It may be divided into two kinds, gymnastic and mimetic; that is, it was intended either to represent bodily activity, or to express by gestures, movements, and attitudes, certain ideas or feelings, and also single events or a series of events, as in the modern ballet. All these movements, however, were accompanied by music; but the term saltatio was used in a so much wider sense than our word dancing, that they applied to disignate gestures, even when the body did not move at all. We find dancing prevalent among the Greeks from the earliest times. It was originally closely connected with religion. In all the public festivals, which were so numerous among the Greeks, dancing formed a very prominent part. We find from the earliest times that the worship of Apollo was connected with a religious dance, called Hyporchema. All the religious dances, with the exception of the bacchic and the Corybantian, were very simple, and consisted of gentle movements of the body, with various turnings and windings around the altar; such a dance was the Geranus, which Theseus is said to have performed at Delos on his return from Crete." &mdash; Smith, 1873

Salatio

"Dancing. The dancing of the Greeks as well as of the Romans had very little in common with the exercise…

As soon as he played, they began for to dance.

Tom, Tom, The Piper's Son

As soon as he played, they began for to dance.

He met Old Dame Trot with a basket of eggs. He used his pipe and she used her legs.

Tom, Tom, The Piper's Son

He met Old Dame Trot with a basket of eggs. He used his pipe and she used her legs.

And as Dolly was milking her cow one day, Tom took out his pipe and began for to play. So Doll and the cow they danced a lilt, till the pail fell down and the milk was all spilt.

Tom, Tom, The Piper's Son

And as Dolly was milking her cow one day, Tom took out his pipe and began for to play. So Doll and the…

"Camp life in the West. During one of the pauses in the active part of the Missouri campaign our special artist sent us some sketches which belond more to the romance of war than its struggle. Among them is a most characteristic scene in which two phases of civilization meet. We allude to the sketch where the Indian warriors are giving a war dance by firelight in the presence of the officers and soldiers of General Asboth's division. Sad and suggestive spectacle! Pagans and Christians traveling as companions on the same war path."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

War Dance

"Camp life in the West. During one of the pauses in the active part of the Missouri campaign our special…

Native Americans performing the War Dance.

War Dance

Native Americans performing the War Dance.

An illustration of a woman dancing.

Woman Dancing

An illustration of a woman dancing.

An illustration of a group of women dancing.

Women Dancing

An illustration of a group of women dancing.