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7.
To skank or slam in a pit
Total Chaos kicked ass the pit was huge almost everone was slam dancing
by Jimmi Waxx C. November 13, 2004
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1.
Slam dancing started when punk rock music started. It is the original form of "moshing". Back in the mid 70's and in the 80's punk rockers slammed danced. There wasn't any hardcore violence involved. Ask anyone who actually lived through the era of punk rock and they will tell you the truth about slam dancing. "Moshing" is a new term for slam dancing but isn't slam dancing at all. Slam dancing basically consisted of jumpin around and not really doing any actual dance moves. It wasn't purposly violent dancing.
"Hey look at those scenester kids "moshing" and thinkin they are slam dancing."
by Betty_2023 August 01, 2005
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2.
Form of dancing brought about by early punk and thrash bands, now mainly used in the presence of modern hardcore and metalcore. Unlike a general mosh pit, slam dancing actually shows signs of enjoying the music and having a brain. By using kicks and punches, the dance is a way to let off violent energy without actually hurting anybody.
There's too many nu-metal kids grinding on each other's bodies for us to go slam dancing.
by ihavetotakeapoop October 02, 2005
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3.
A form of "dancing" used by pre-pubescent scenesters and older emo/scene eunuchs alike. These people are not true music fans, they go to shows to be seen by their friends. This display of jackassery annoys the piss out of true fans, who end up beating the scenesters to bloody pulps between sets. These kids don't have the nuts to mosh.
At the Dream Theater/Opeth/3/Between the Buried and Me concert yesterday, the mosh pit started when some asswipe's slam dancing connected with a Dream Theater fan. The true fans around beat the slam dancers down mercilessly.
by Dragomir Andreyevich May 17, 2008
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4.
What hardcore and some emo kids do when they go to metal shows. It consists of randomly swinging their arms and kicking in random directions. The point of these people is so that true metalheads have a reason to be pissed off and therefore mosh harder. A new game has arisen in the metal scene called "Who owns slam dancers the hardest."
"Those kids are slam dancing. Lets stomp them."
by tom the viking November 29, 2007
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5.
A type of action done by kids who are too weak to get into a real mosh pit so they must pretend fight so they won't get knocked on their asses.
"Look at thos wannabes slam dancing"
"Yea too bad there's not a real mosh pit around"
by hayabusa_06 February 26, 2005
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6.
A method of "dancing" to grunge and other muddier punk and metal, it involves the entire crowd pushing against each other whilst jumping, rather than moshing where only a few individuals participate. It is more powerful than a mosh because its hard to leave and if one person falls they can drag a large section of the crowd with them.

However there is less actual violence in a slam dancing crowd, and the occasional meathead in one can ruin it for eveyone.

Skanking in a mosh is either being way too confident for your own good or suidical.
"Dude there is a sign on the door of the club saying 'no moshing' that blows."

"so what man, get a bunch of people together and start slam dancing"
by Wil C December 23, 2005
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