A police term used to describe subduing a person violently resisting arrest. Once the chump is placed in the paddy wagon, away from public view, officers will utilize “compliance by pain” holds that do not leave any marks or bruising. Usually, this involves pinching arterial vessels where nerve endings are prevalent, ie., inner bicep near shoulder and the neck area. “Dance” refers to the fact this always occurs with two or more officers, two holding the suspect (chump), the third applying the pressure holds
Copper: "Were gonna dance with this muthafucka once we get him the wagon".
by Melvin Purvis June 21, 2005