Dancing in a dream portrays integration, or two sides of you moving in unison. You explore aspects of yourself that are being portrayed by your dancing partner. For example, a woman dancing with a man might be ‘learning how to move in step’ with her Animus or assertive, aggressive ability to provide for herself. A man dancing with a woman is exploring the idea of moving in step with his Anima as he explores his sensitivity. Dancing with a frightening character can symbolize the integration of the Shadow or repressed side of the self that seeks integration. Dancing portrays graceful movement from a sense of balance and the idea of actualizing self expression. Dancing with Animals can symbolize integrating the emotion that the animal represents. See also Archetypes and Universal Characters.