|Romanji||Mahotora dance, Tap dance|
Tap Dance is a name for two distinct abilities in the Dragon Quest series. In most titles it is the skill equivalent of Drain Magic, where as in games developed by Level-5 it is a Minstrel skill unrelated to magic.
Tap Dance absorbs MP from the enemy, and is learned by advancing to rank 7 of the Dancer vocation. The amount of MP absorbed is dependant on the user's level, and calculated as Lvl/4+5.
Tap Dance (Sidestep) is learned by Aira, and Amateurs (rank 5 of the Dancer vocation). Sidestep is also learned by Wigglys (rank 2 of the Slime vocation). The absorption algorithm is the same as before.
This ability is learned with 55 skill points allocated into Litheness skill. It increases evasion by 50% for 6~9 turns.