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You can command your character to dance when you use the following slash command: /dance

Each gender of each race has a different style of dance. Appropriate music is not provided. New dance cycles were originally announced for the release of the second expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, and are still being advertised as a new feature thereof on their official website[1].

Here is the official statement from Blizzard:

Re: Custom dances idea dropped? | 2009-04-22 20:01 | Blizzard Entertainment Nethaera

It has not been dropped. Creating additional dances takes a significant amount of animation work and we want to make sure that when we do put them out, that they meet our standards. We still intend to put them in, but we have no current eta on their addition.

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Available dances

Alliance races

Race and Gender Dance Style Reference
IconSmall Human Male.gif Human male Bee Gees - "You Should Be Dancing" Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration Video, you can see Human Male dance at 1:09
IconSmall Human Female.gif Human female Los del Río - "Macarena" Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration video
IconSmall NightElf Male.gif Night elf male Michael Jackson - "Billie Jean" Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration Video
IconSmall NightElf Female.gif Night elf female Alizée - "J'en ai marre" Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration Video with French and English Lyrics
IconSmall Gnome Male.gif Gnome male Various parts of The Bad Touch-Bloodhound Gang Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration Video
IconSmall Gnome Female.gif Gnome female Presumably salsa, but like the male Gnome, no true version is known. Not available
IconSmall Dwarf Male.gif Dwarf male Also Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration Video, you can see Dwarf Male dance at 1:46
IconSmall Dwarf Female.gif Dwarf female Irish River Dance (Step-Dancing) Icon-youtube-22x22.png Irish Step-Dancing Example
IconSmall Draenei Male.gif Draenei male Daler Mehndi - Modified bhangra from "Tunak Tunak Tun" video Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration Video
IconSmall Draenei Female.gif Draenei female Belly dancing based on Colombian singer Shakira Icon-youtube-22x22.png Shakira dancing
IconSmall Worgen Male.gif Worgen male Justin Timberlake - "My Love") Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration video
IconSmall Worgen Female.gif Worgen female Lady Gaga - "Poker Face"[1] Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration video
  • Worgen in their human forms will do the human dance animations instead.

Horde races

Race and Gender Dance Style Reference
IconSmall Orc Male.gif Orc male MC Hammer - "U Can't Touch This" Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration Video
IconSmall Orc Female.gif Orc female Juvenile - "Back That Azz Up" Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration Video
IconSmall Troll Male.gif Troll male Capoeira, Brazilian martial arts Inspiration Video
IconSmall Troll Female.gif Troll female Shakira - "Whenever, Wherever" Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration Video
IconSmall Undead Male.gif Undead male Metalhead; headbangs, plays air guitar, and jumps around. Same as skeleton and wretched. This may be a reference to Lord Raptor from Darkstalkers. Not available
IconSmall Undead Female.gif Undead female The "weeping willow" / Liquid dancing Icon-youtube-22x22.png Reference Video
IconSmall Tauren Male.gif Tauren male Noodle dance / Raise the Roof / Peanut Butter Jelly Time. Same as broken male. Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration Video
IconSmall Tauren Female.gif Tauren female The Electric Slide Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration Video
IconSmall BloodElf Male.png Blood elf male Napoleon Dynamite Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration Video
IconSmall BloodElf Female.png Blood elf female According to the Burning Crusade Collector's Edition DVD, the blood elf female dance is made up of excerpts from various Britney Spears videos. Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration Video
IconSmall Goblin Male.gif Goblin male Soulja Boy - "Crank That" Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration video
IconSmall Goblin Female.gif Goblin female Beyonce Knowles - "Single Ladies" Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration video

Pandaren

Race and Gender Dance Style Reference
IconSmall Pandaren Male.gif Pandaren male LMFAO - "Party Rock Anthem" Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration Video
IconSmall Pandaren Female.gif Pandaren female Caramell - "Caramelldansen" Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration Video

Shaman and druid forms

Class Form Dance Style Reference
Shaman Shaman Spell nature spiritwolf.png Ghost Wolf Standing on the hind legs and hopping from one leg to another (The Snoopy dance from the animated Peanuts movies) Not available
Druid Druid Spell nature forceofnature.png Moonkin Chippendale dancer parody, as seen performed by Chris Farley in his famous Chippendale sketch with Patrick Swazye. Same as Ogre. Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration Video
Druid Druid Ability druid travelform.png Travel Scar's "I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts" from The Lion King. Same as Druid Cat Form. Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration Video
Druid Druid Ability racial bearform.png Bear Stand up on hind legs, dance back and forth from foot to foot, then back down on all fours again. Bear dance from Dr. Doolittle II. Not available
Druid Druid Ability druid catform.png Cat Scar's "I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts" from The Lion King. Same as Druid Travel Form. Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration Video
Druid Druid Ability druid treeoflife.png Tree of Life Does The Twist, a dance popularized by singer Chubby Checker. Same as Snowman. Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration Video

Other races

Race Dance Style Reference
IconSmall Ogre Male.gif Ogre Chippendale dancer parody, as seen performed by Chris Farley in his famous Chippendale sketch with Patrick Swazye. Same as Druid Moonkin Form. (Disguise: [Gordok Ogre Suit]) Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration Video
IconSmall Goblin Male.gif Goblin Crossing legs and putting one hand on the ground, then the same on the other hand. (Disguise: [Hallowed Wand - Pirate]) Not available
IconSmall FelReaver.gif Fel Reaver Unknown, involves deep knee bends/squats and touching the opposite foot; looks more like an aerobic workout than a dance. While not technically a Fel Reaver, XT-002 Deconstructor, which uses the Fel Reaver wireframe, can be seen doing this dance. Not available
IconSmall Murloc Baby.gif Baby Murloc "Hello My Baby", a dance performed by animated character Michigan J. Frog in the Warner Brothers cartoon "One Froggy Evening". The dance animation is used by several limited-edition pet murlocs. Includes cute top hat and cane. Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration Video
IconSmall Murloc.gif MurlocLegion "West Side Story" Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration Video
IconSmall Broken Male.gif Broken Male Noodle dance / Raise the Roof / Peanut Butter Jelly Time. Same as tauren male. (Disguise: during the Black Temple attunement quest) Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration Video
IconSmall Skeleton.gif Skeleton Metalhead; headbangs, plays air guitar, and jumps around. Same dance as male forsaken and wretched. (Disguise: [Noggenfogger Elixir]) Not available
IconSmall Snowman.gif Snowman Does The Twist, a dance popularized by singer Chubby Checker. Same as Druid Tree of Life Form. (Disguise: [Winter Veil Disguise Kit]) Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration Video
IconSmall Arakkoa.gif Arakkoa Half-hearted The Twist (Disguise: [Shabby Arakkoa Disguise], [Time-Lost Figurine], or [Ahuurn's Elixir]) Not available
IconSmall MurlocSuit.gif Murloc Costume Kozo the Dancing Hippo. Not available
IconSmall ForestSprite.gif Sprites Soulja Boy - "Crank That", same as a Goblin male Icon-youtube-22x22.png Inspiration video
IconSmall Wretched.gif Wretched Metalhead; headbangs, plays air guitar, and jumps around. Same dance as male forsaken and skeleton. Not available
Inv sword 07.png Tyrael An apparent hip-hop style dance. Not available

Dance animations and videos

Blizzard released a webpage where you can view (and download animated images of) the dances performed by the WoW Classic races:

However, the animations on the site do not show the entire set of dance moves.

You can also view dance-mixes with models and real movie-clips: Icon-youtube-22x22.png WoW dance mix on Youtube

For a compilation of all the playable classes, plus races like ogres, go to Icon-youtube-22x22.png Wow dances (strangely excluding dwarves)

See also

References