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Dance

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Dance

Is snes02 dance.png
Icon of the Dance skill in Genealogy of the Holy War.

A dance that allows allies to move again.

Type(s)

Class

Game(s)

Dance (Japanese: 踊る Dance) is a skill which debuted as a command in Mystery of the Emblem, then debuted as a defined visible skill in Genealogy of the Holy War, and has appeared in some form in almost every Fire Emblem series title since. Exclusively held by Dancers, its function is to refresh adjacent allied units to grant them a second movement opportunity in the turn, if they had previously moved already.

A small few games feature classes which replace Dancers or act as a counterpart to them, but otherwise perform an identical function. In The Binding Blade and The Blazing Blade, the Bard acts as a direct male countepart to Dancers, performs the same function through the Play (Japanese: 奏でる Play) command and, in Fire Emblem, can make full use of the same four dancer ring items as the Dancer. Neither appears in Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, replaced by Herons who can use the functionally identical Galdrar skill to fill the same role. In Fates, the Dancer is instead replaced by the Songstress class, who also performs the same function with the Sing command.

Data

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Mystery of the Emblem -- Refreshes one adjacent ally, allowing them to move again if they have already moved. Command -- Exists only as a command; this game does not have a skills system.
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 dance.png Refreshes all four adjacent allies, allowing them to move again if they have already moved. Command -- Debut as a defined, visible skill.
Thracia 776 Is snes03 dance.png Refreshes one adjacent ally, allowing them to move again if they have already moved. Command -- Appears as a defined, visible skill.
The Binding Blade -- Refreshes one adjacent ally, allowing them to move again if they have already moved. Command -- Exists only as a command; this game does not have a skills system.
The Blazing Blade -- Refreshes one adjacent ally, allowing them to move again if they have already moved.
If the unit has Ninis' Grace, Thor's Ire, Filla's Might and/or Set's Litany in their inventory, they can choose between doing the normal refreshing dance or using one of these items.
Command -- Exists only as a command; this game does not have a skills system.
The Sacred Stones -- Refreshes one adjacent ally, allowing them to move again if they have already moved. Command -- Exists only as a command.
New Mystery of the Emblem -- Refreshes one adjacent ally, allowing them to move again if they have already moved. Command -- Exists only as a command; this game does not have a skills system.
Awakening Is 3ds01 dance.png Refreshes one adjacent ally, allowing them to move again if they have already moved.
If the unit has Special Dance equipped, it activates alongside the dance.
Command -- Exists only as a command.
An unused skill icon suggests it may have been intended to be a defined skill at one point.
Three Houses Is ns01 dance.png Refreshes one adjacent ally, allowing them to move again if they have already moved.
If the unit has Special Dance equipped, it activates alongside the dance.
Command -- Appears as a defined, visible skill.

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Heroes Is feh skill support.png Refreshes one adjacent ally, allowing them to move again if they have already moved. Command -- Appears as a defined, visible skill.
Range: 1
Cannot be used on units with the Dance, Sing, or Gray Waves skills.
Cost: 150 SP

Availability

Mystery of the Emblem

Classes Dancer

Genealogy of the Holy War

Classes Dancer

Thracia 776

Classes Dancer

The Binding Blade

Classes BardDancer

The Blazing Blade

Classes BardDancer

The Sacred Stones

Classes Dancer

New Mystery of the Emblem

Classes Dancer

Awakening

Classes Dancer

Three Houses

Classes Dancer

Heroes

Units Berkut: Debonair NobleElincia: Estival PrincessInigo: Indigo DancerIshtar: Thunder's WaltzLarum: Sprightly DancerLene: Yearning DancerMicaiah: Summer's DawnNephenee: Sincere DancerNinian: Bright-Eyed BrideNinian: Oracle of DestinyOlivia: Blushing BeautyOlivia: Festival DancerOlivia: Sky-High DancerPhina: Roving DancerReinhardt: Lightning's RondoRinea: Reminiscent BelleRyoma: Dancing SamuraiSilvia: Traveling DancerTethys: Beloved DancerXander: Dancing Knight

Trivia

  • In the Spanish version of Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, the Play command is mistranslated as "Jugar" which does mean to play, but in the sense of playing a game, not an instrument.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Dance --
Japanese 踊る Dance
Spanish Bailar Dance
French Danser Dance
German Tanzen Dance
Italian Danza Dance
Traditional Chinese 起舞 Dance

Gallery

References

See also

Skills in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Standard skills BargainCharmDanceMiracleParagonRenewal
Combat skills AccostAdeptCriticalNihilPaviseFollow-UpStealVantageWrath
Special sword skills AstraLunaSol
Uncategorized skills CantoRecoverReturn
Unused skills Darkness SwordHoly Sword
Skills in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
AccostAdeptAstraBargainCantoCharmDanceLunaMiracleNihilParagonPaviseRenewalSolStealVantageWrath
Abilities in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Class and skill level abilities Personal abilities
Bonus damage abilities Armored Effect NullCavalry Effect NullDragon Effect NullFlying Effect NullMonster Effect Null --
Breaker abilities AxebreakerBowbreakerFistbreakerLancebreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker --
Debuffing abilities Seal DefenseSeal MagicSeal MovementSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength Blade Breaker
Experience-related abilities Model LeaderParagon AptitudeImperial LineageLeicester LineageMastermindProfessor's GuidanceRoyal Lineage
Faire abilities AxefaireBowfaireBlack TomefaireDark TomefaireFistfaireLancefaireSwordfaireWhite Tomefaire --
Healing abilities Battalion RenewalLifetakerRenewalWhite Magic Heal + Animal FriendCatnapGoody BasketLive to ServeSongstress
Proximity abilities CharmHeartseekerSacred Power AdvocateBorn FighterGuardianInfirmary MasterLily's PoiseSongstress
Rally abilities Rally CharmRally DefenseRally DexterityRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SpeedRally Strength CompassionCrest ScholarPerseverance
Skill level abilities AuthorityAxe ProwessBow ProwessBrawling ProwessFaithLance ProwessReasonSword Prowess --
Stat boosting abilities Alert StanceAvo +10Crit +20Defense +2Defensive TacticsDefiant AvoDefiant CritDefiant DefDefiant MagDefiant ResDefiant SpdDefiant StrDexterity +4Hit +20HP +5Magic +2Movement +1Offensive TacticsPomp & CircumstanceResistance +2Special DanceSpeed +2Strength +2Weight - Business ProsperityConfidenceDistinguished HouseFighting SpiritHunter's BoonLady KnightLone WolfOfficer DutyPersecution ComplexPhilandererRivalryStaunch ShieldSurvival InstinctVeteran KnightWatchful Eye
Turn-related abilities Alert StanceArmored BlowBattalion DesperationBattalion VantageBattalion WrathDarting BlowDeath BlowDesperationFiendish BlowPoison StrikeQuick RiposteVantageWarding BlowWrath Blade BreakerMurderous IntentStaunch ShieldSurvival Instinct
Weapon abilities Axe Avo +20Axe Crit +10Black Magic Avo +20Black Magic Crit +10Black Magic Range +1Black Magic Uses x2Bow Avo +20Bow Crit +10BowfaireBowrange +Brawl Avo +20Brawl Crit +10Close CounterDark Magic Avo +20Dark Magic Crit +10Dark Magic Range +1Dark Magic Uses x2Lance Avo +20Lance Crit +10Sword Avo +20Sword Crit +10White Magic Avo +20White Magic Crit +10White Magic Range +1White Magic Uses x2
Miscellaneous abilities AegisCantoCounterattackDanceFireHealLethalityLocktouchMiasma ΔMiraclePassPaviseStealStealthTerrain ResistanceUnarmed Combat
Enemy-exclusive abilities 10 ElitesAnchorAgarthan TechnologyAncient DragonskinAncient Dragon WrathAnti-Magic ArmorBarrierBlack Magic Uses x4CommanderCursed PowerDark Magic Uses x4Divine Dragon HornDragon-Scale WallGeneralGiant WingsEnclosing WallHeavily Armored WallImmune StatusInfinite MagicKeen IntuitionMagic BindMighty King of LegendNoncombatantPoisonSurging LightTwin CrestsUnsealable MagicVital DefenseWhite Magic Uses x4
Assist skills in Heroes
Healing skills Ardent SacrificeReciprocal AidSacrifice
Positioning skills Draw BackFuture VisionPivotRepositionShoveSmiteSwap
Rally skills Rally AttackRally Attack/DefenseRally Attack/ResistanceRally Attack/SpeedRally DefenseRally Defense/ResistanceRally ResistanceRally SpeedRally Speed/DefenseRally Speed/ResistanceRally Up AttackRally Up Resistance
Staff skills HealMartyrMendPhysicReconcileRecoverRehabilitateRestore
Miscellaneous skills DanceGentle DreamGray WavesHarsh CommandSing
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