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, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Wrath of the Lich King.

Official news on additional dance animations

Here is the official statement from Blizzard:

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Re: Custom dances idea dropped? | 2009-04-22 20:01 | 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 Draenei Female.gif World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Draenei female Belly dancing based on Colombian singer Shakira Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration video
IconSmall Draenei Male.gif World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Draenei male Daler Mehndi - Modified bhangra from "Tunak Tunak Tun" video Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration video
IconSmall Dwarf Female.gif Dwarf female Modified/Simplified Version of Riverdance (Irish Dance) Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration videoNote
IconSmall Dwarf Male.gif Dwarf male Russian Cossack dancing Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration VideoNote
IconSmall Gnome Female.gif Gnome female Don't cha - Pussycat Dolls. Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration Video
IconSmall Gnome Male.gif Gnome male Various parts of The Bad Touch-Bloodhound Gang Youtube logo 18x18.pngInspiration videoNote
IconSmall Human Female.gif Human female Los del Río - "Macarena" Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration video
IconSmall Human Male.gif Human male Bee Gees - "You Should Be Dancing" Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration videoNote
IconSmall NightElf Female.gif Night elf female Alizée - "J'en ai marre" Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration videoNote
IconSmall NightElf Male.gif Night elf male Michael Jackson - "Billie Jean" Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration video
IconSmall Worgen Female.gif World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Worgen female Lady Gaga - "Pokerface" Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration video
IconSmall Worgen Male.gif World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Worgen male Justin Timberlake - "My Love" Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration video

Horde races

Race and Gender Dance Style Reference
IconSmall BloodElf2 Female.gif World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade 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. Youtube logo 18x18.png Reference video
IconSmall BloodElf2 Male.gif World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Blood elf male Napoleon Dynamite Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration video
IconSmall Goblin Female.gif World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Goblin female Beyonce Knowles - "Single Ladies" Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration video
IconSmall Goblin Male.gif World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Goblin male Soulja Boy - "Crank That" Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration video
IconSmall Orc Female.gif Orc female Juvenile - "Back That Azz Up" Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration video
IconSmall Orc Male.gif Orc male MC Hammer - "U Can't Touch This" Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration video
IconSmall Troll Female.gif Troll female Shakira - "Whenever, Wherever" Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration video
IconSmall Troll Male.gif Troll male Capoeira, Brazilian martial arts Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration video
IconSmall Tauren Female.gif Tauren female The Electric Slide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mOY2eWO2qw
IconSmall Tauren Male.gif Tauren male Noodle dance / Raise the Roof / Peanut Butter Jelly Time. Same as broken male. Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration video
IconSmall Undead Female.gif Undead female The "weeping willow" / Liquid dancing Youtube logo 18x18.png Reference 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. Youtube logo 18x18.png Reference video

Other races

Race and Gender Dance Style Reference
IconSmall Pandaren Female.gif World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Pandaren female Caramell - "Caramelldansen" Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration Video
IconSmall Pandaren Male.gif World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Pandaren male LMFAO - "Party Rock Anthem" Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration Video

Shaman and druid forms

Class Form Dance Style Reference
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. Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration Video
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. Youtube logo 18x18.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. Youtube logo 18x18.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. Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration Video
Shaman} Shaman Spell nature spiritwolf.png Ghost Wolf Standing on the hind legs and hopping from one leg to another (Not the Snoopy dance from the animated Peanuts movies) Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration Video

Other races

Race Dance Style Reference
IconSmall Arakkoa.gif World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Arakkoa Half-hearted The Twist (Disguise: [Shabby Arakkoa Disguise], [Time-Lost Figurine], or [Ahuurn's Elixir]) Not available
IconSmall Broken Male.gif World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Broken Male Noodle dance / Raise the Roof / Peanut Butter Jelly Time. Same as tauren male. (Disguise: during the Black Temple attunement quest) Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration Video
Inv gizmo 07.png World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade 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. Youtube logo 18x18.png 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 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. Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration Video
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]) 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]) Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration Video
IconSmall MurlocSuit.gif World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Murloc Costume Kozo the Dancing Hippo. Youtube logo 18x18.png Inspiration Video
Inv sword 07.png Tyrael An apparent hip-hop style dance. Not available
IconSmall Wretched.gif World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Wretched Metalhead; headbangs, plays air guitar, and jumps around. Same dance as male forsaken and skeleton. Not available

Dance animations and videos

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

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

Alliance playable races

Alliance in Classic/Vanilla

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Alliance in Burning Crusade

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