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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 Fire Emblem, 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

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.
Fire Emblem -- 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 3ds 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.
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.
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

Fire Emblem

Classes BardDancer

The Sacred Stones

Classes Dancer

New Mystery of the Emblem

Classes Dancer

Awakening

Classes Dancer

Heroes

Units NinianInigo (Performing Arts) • Olivia (both normal and Performing Arts)

Gallery

Trivia

  • In the Spanish version of Fire Emblem, 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

References

See also

Skills
Introduced in
Genealogy of the Holy War
AccostAdeptAstraBargainCantoCharmCriticalDanceLunaMiracleNihilParagonPavisePursuitRecoverRenewalReturnSolStealVantageWrath
Introduced in
The Sacred Stones
LethalityLocktouchPierceSlayerSummonSure Strike
Introduced in
Path of Radiance
AetherBlessingBlossomBoonCelerityColossusCorrosionCounterDauntDeadeyeDisciplineFlareGambleGuardInsightKnifeLuminaMantleParityProvokeReinforceResolveRoarSaviorSerenityShadeShoveSmiteStunTempestVigilanceVortex
Introduced in
Radiant Dawn
AuroraBaneBeastfoeBirdfoeBlood TideCancelCritical +5Critical +10Critical +15Critical +20Critical +25CoronaDisarmDragonfoeEclipseFlourishFormshiftFortuneGaldrarGlareHowlImbueImpaleIreMaelstromMercyNight TideNullifyPassQuickclawRendSacrificeSavageShriekStillnessTearWhite PoolWildheart
Introduced in
Awakening
AcrobatAegisAegis+AggressorAll Stats +2AnathemaAptitudeArmsthriftAvoid +10AxebreakerAxefaireBeastbaneBondBowbreakerBowfaireConquestDefenderDefense +2DelivererDemoiselleDespoilDragonskinDual Strike+Dual Guard+Dual Support+Even RhythmFocusGaleforceHawkeyeHealtouchHexHit Rate +10Hit Rate +20HP +5IgnisIndoor FighterIote's ShieldLancebreakerLancefaireLifetakerLimit BreakerLuck +4Lucky SevenLuna+Magic +2Movement +1Odd RhythmOutdoor FighterPatiencePavise+PrescienceQuick BurnRally DefenseRally HeartRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SkillRally SpectrumRally SpeedRally StrengthReliefResistance +2Resistance +10Rightful GodRightful KingShadowgiftSkill +2Slow BurnSolidaritySpecial DanceSpeed +2Strength +2SwordbreakerSwordfaireTantivyTomebreakerTomefaireUnderdogVantage+VengeanceVeteranWyrmsbaneZeal
Introduced in
Fates
Aching BloodAir SuperiorityAmaterasuArmor ShieldArmored BlowAwakeningBeast ShieldBetter OddsBibliophileBloodthirstBold StanceBorn StewardBrynhildrBushidoCalmCamaraderieCaptureCertain BlowChivalryClarityCollectorCompetitiveCountercurseCountermagicDancing BladeDarting BlowDaydreamDeath BlowDefensetakerDevoted PartnerDivine RetributionDivine ShieldDraconic HeirDraconic HexDragon FangDragon WardDual GuardsmanDual StrikerDuelist's BlowElbow RoomEvasive PartnerEven BetterEven KeelEvenhandedFancy FootworkFearsome BlowFierce CounterFierce MienFierce RivalFiery BloodForagerForceful PartnerForeign PrincessFortunate SonFuture SightGallantGentilhommeGolembaneGood FortuneGoody BasketGrisly WoundGuarded BraveryHaikuHealing DescantHeartseekerHeavy BladeHighwaymanHit/Avo +10Hit/Avo +20Hoshidan UnityIcy BloodImmobilizeIn ExtremisInevitable EndInspirationInspiring SongIron WillKidnapLife and DeathLily's PoiseLive to ServeLucktakerLucky CharmLungeMagictakerMake a KillingMalefic AuraMiraculous SaveMischievousMisfortunateMorbid CelebrationNatural CoverNobilityNoble CauseNohr EnmityNohrian TrustNullify AilmentsOdd ShapedOpportunistOpportunity ShotOptimistOptimisticPeacebringerPerfect PitchPerfectionistPerspicaciousPlaythingsPoint BlankPoison StrikePotent PotionPragmaticPrideProdigyProfiteerPuissancePyrotechnicsQuick DrawQuick SalveQuiet StrengthQuixoticRallying CryReciprocityRend HeavenReplicateResist StatusResistancetakerRifled BarrelRose's ThornsSalvage BlowSavage BlowSeal DefenseSeal MagicSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal StrengthSelf-DestructShelterShuriken MasteryShurikenbreakerShurikenfaireSisterhoodSkilltakerSpeedtakerSpendthriftStaff SavantStrengthtakerStrong RiposteSupportiveSurefootedSurveySwapSweet ToothTactical AdviceTeleportationToxic BrewTrampleTriple ThreatUnmaskVendettaVeteran IntuitionVoice of PeaceVoid CurseVow of FriendshipWarding BlowWary FighterWind DiscipleWinged ShieldWitch's Brew
Introduced in
Shadows of Valentia
Combat arts amiiboArchballistaArmorcrushArmor DisruptorAstral BladeCelestial BowCoral CoverCrosswise CutCurved ShotDeath BlowDefensiveDestrezaDouble LionDragonhazeDuelist SwordEarth's BoonEarth's KissEncloserFlambergeFoudroyantGrounderHeaven or HellHeavy DrawHexbladeHit and Run*Hunter's VolleyKnightkneelerLeonine PoiseLongearcheLunar FlashMistdancerOverrunPenetratePlenitudeRagnarok ΩRoundhouseScendscaleShadow GambitSolar ThrustSolo Triangle AttackSpeculumSubdueSunderTempest LanceThunderclapTigerstanceTrance ShotTriangle AttackWard ArrowWindsweep*Wrath Strike
Other skills AbsolveAnti-ArmorAnti-CavalryAnti-FliersAntihexAnti-TerrorsApotropeBanishBowrange +1Bowrange +2Bowrange +3Dark SpikesDeicideDivideDuma's GiftEerie ScreechEvade CriticalHalve AxesHalve LancesHalve SwordsHeavy ArmorHexIncarnationInfluenceMagic +5Nullify AilmentsPactPhalanxPhantasmReconstructRecoveryResistance +5SanctuarySophisticateSoothing LightTeleportationTransmuteTri-afflictionUpheavalVengeful CryWildfire
Unused skills Darkness SwordHoly SwordImpregnable
Related topics Skill items
Assist skills in Heroes
Healing skills Ardent SacrificeReciprocal Aid
Positioning skills Draw BackPivotRepositionShoveSmiteSwap
Rally skills Rally AttackRally Attack/ResistanceRally Attack/SpeedRally DefenseRally Defense/ResistanceRally ResistanceRally SpeedRally Speed/DefenseRally Speed/Resistance
Staff skills HealMartyrMendPhysicReconcileRecoverRehabilitate
Miscellaneous skills DanceHarsh CommandSing
Game mechanics
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Unit mechanics
and commands
AttackAuto-BattleCantoClass change (Reclass) • Dance/Play/Sing (Galdrar) • Death (Decoy) • DismountDragon VeinEquipmentFatigueInventoryLaguz transformationLove (JealousyInheritance) • Pair UpRecruitmentRescue (Capture) • SkillsStatus conditionsSupportTalkTradeUnit (AvatarBond unitsBonus unitEinherjarLoan unitPrisonerReplacement unitSubstitute character) • Visit
Calculations Attack speedAvoidCritical hit (Combination bonusDodgeTriangle Attack) • Effective damageHit rate (True hit) • Random number generatorWeapon triangle (Trinity of magic)
Connectivity amiiboDouble DuelDownloadable contentLink ArenaMultiplayer battleOnline ShopSpotPassStreetPass
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