How to dance in maplestory 2

MapleStory 2 Emotes Guide - ProGameTalk

Sometime typing can be dull and tiring to do all the time and when it comes to communication in the game you need something else to express yourself.

Good thing there are emotes in the game and a lot of them as a matter of fact which you can use to show your emotions ingame.

Emotes are expressions that will occur making your character do a certain animation which may also have a certain audio played as well.

These can easily be used and are a fun way to express oneself when playing MapleStory 2.

How To Use Emotes?

Emotes may be used by pressing keys that are bound to them which is in default the F1 key going onwards.

You may also play emotes by opening up the emote menu which can be done by clicking on it in the chat box and clicking them manually.

It is possible to set a hotkey for your emotes by clicking the space under the emote where the key for it is displayed and pressing a key that you want to replace it with.

Also Read Other MapleStory 2 Guides

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  • Outfits
  • Custom Clothes
  • House Design
  • Music Sheets
  • Enchanting
  • Potion Solvent Farming
  • Crystal Fragments

How To Get Emotes?

Unlocking Emotes

The basic emotes in MapleStory2 may be unlocked by accomplishing different tasks and obtaining specific trophies.

Upon getting a trophy for specific achievements, the emote will automatically be unlocked as long as the conditions for it are met.

There are 20 basic emotes that you can find that will be in your emote menu that can be unlocked by playing the game.

The Greet, Scheme, Reject, Sit, Sit Ledge and Epiphany emotes are already unlocked for your character once you begin the game with them.

  1. Possessed Fan Dance – this can be unlocked by standing in lava for 1 minute which doesn’t have to be consecutive which means you can repeatedly go in and out of the lava or just respawn and stand again until it is unlocked.
  1. Bow – this is accomplished by finishing the “Imperial Audience” epic quest which you will eventually do as you progress through the game.
  1. Cry – you will unlock this emote if you die and revive yourself from a tombstone 10 times in the game and eventually if you die every now and then you will be able to unlock it, if not just kill yourself with lava and revive 10 times.
  1. Dejected – when you fish and fail to catch anything 10 times you will receive this emote which can be done by simply fishing or using an Auto-Fishing Voucher so you will eventually unlock the emote.
  1. Like – the first time you successfully enchant an item will automatically unlock this emote for you so basically you will get this as you progress or when you upgrade gear early.
  1. Pout – If you fail to enchant an item that is below +10, you will unlock this emote which will eventually happen if you use Ophelia to enchant your items.
  1. High Five – this unlocks when you play an ensemble for the first time which can be done by getting some buddies or asking people to join you in a party and playing a music score as a group.
  1. Catch Of The Day – catching 500 prized fish will grant you this emote which may take time but with the help of Auto-Fishing Vouchers, you can do this automatically and even go AFK while your character is fishing.
  1. Make It Rain – when you collect a total amount of 5,000,000 Mesos, you will unlock this emote which will eventually occur later on when you have progressed throughout the game.
  1. Surprise – once you find and activate 30 binoculars this emote will be unlocked and if you need a quick way to do so just head to different maps and check for the locations on your minimap.
  1. Anger – you will eventually break things during the game such as trees, blocks and more which will unlock the emote if you destroy 100 objects while playing.
  1. Scissors – this can be unlocked playing Crazy Runners 10 times.
  2. Rock – this can be unlocked playing Spring Beach 10 times.
  3. Paper – this can be unlocked playing Simian Sea 10 times.

Purchasing Emotes

You can purchase additional emotes that are unique from the Meret Market for Merets which you can use to express yourself.

Emotes will cost a different amount of Merets depending on which emote is selected to be purchased.

Clicking on an emote will show a preview of the animation so that you can see what it looks like when your character does the emote.

These emotes are unique from the basic ones and have different animations which fun to use and can make expressing yourself more fun.

Here is a list of the emotes that you can buy in MapleStory 2:

Emote Name


Say Cheese

Squishy Pink Bean


Summon Spirit



Hip Shimmy

Hop Shuffle Boogie


Hypnotic Dance

Whip Dance


Groove Dance

Windmill Dance


Rolling Dance

Lean Dance


Rowboat Dance

Goofy Dance



Worm Dance


Strut Dance

Shuffle Dance


Bunny Dance

Spin Dance


Wave Dance



Tap Dance

Para Para Dance






Crazy Dance




Big Meanie



Dynamic Pose



Blow Kiss









Don’t Ask Me


Martial Shout



Emotes can be fun to use in the game as they make the characters even more adorable and they can be really funny at times.

A lot of players like to purchase emotes so they can use them to express themselves, especially when it comes to certain situations.

Some emotes can be used to complete tasks which require you to use an emote at a certain time to acquire a trophy or complete a side quest.

There are several emotes out there for your characters to use and a lot of them come at a price in Merets that isn’t too high for the right expression.

Blooming Dance Party | MapleStory

As the Blooming Forest events draw towards a conclusion and spring makes its way to summer, join the forest spirits for a dance off and earn even more Blooming Points and Blooming Coins!

Event Duration:

  • PDT (UTC -7): Tuesday, May 24, 2022 5:00 PM - Tuesday, June 14, 2022 4:59 PM
  • CEST (UTC +2): Wednesday, May 25, 2022 2:00 AM - Wednesday, June 15, 2022 1:59 AM
  • AEST (UTC +10): Wednesday, May 25, 2022 10:00 AM - Wednesday, June 15, 2022 9:59 AM

Event Details:

  • Get your dancing shoes ready, because Small Spirits have some moves to show you!
  • Requirements: Lv. 101 and above (Zero characters must have completed up to Chapter 2). Your character must have completed the "[Blooming] Blooming Forest - Where the Flowers Bloom" quest.
  • You will receive an invitation above your character’s head at the 15-minute and 45-minute mark of every hour. Click on the invitation to participate in the game.
    • You may not receive the invitation in certain maps or circumstances (Cash Shop, Monster Life, Kritias, while participating in events, etc.)
  • The minimum participant number for Blooming Dance Party is 1 player, up to 15 players maximum.
  • Blooming Dance Party has a total of 10 stages. Your goal is to watch Small Spirit’s dance moves and follow them by pressing arrow keys in the correct order within the time limit.
    • If you’ve pressed the keys in the correct order, your character will dance with the Small Spirit.
  • Stage 5 and 10 are bonus stages where you can press any arrow keys repeatedly to earn points. You can earn up to 2,000 points on each bonus stage.
  • You receive Blooming Coins based on the stages you’ve cleared. Every time you clear a stage, you will receive Blooming Points immediately.
  • If you reach your Blooming Coin capacity for the day, you can still participate in the game but will not be awarded any more coins.
Stage Number of Dance Moves Amount of Blooming Points Time Limit (Seconds)
1 3 300 5
2 3 300
3 5 500
4 5 500
5 Bonus Stage Up to 2,000
6 7 1,000 8
7 7 1,000
8 10 1,500
9 10 1,500
10 Bonus Stage Up to 2,000 5


  • Blooming Coins


Balls and traditions.

Interesting facts

Ball, ball, ball!!!

Ball is always a holiday. Bright, colorful, sparkling, cheerful. And this holiday has always been desired and loved in Russia.

Balls were given all year round, but the season began in late autumn and continued throughout the winter. Often in one evening I had to attend two or three balls, which required considerable strength, besides, many balls ended in the morning, and the next day it was necessary to make visits and prepare for the upcoming amusements. nine0005

Balls and masquerade balls were divided into class, professional, age categories, timed to coincide with special celebrations, and were court, public, private, merchant, wedding, children's ...

Balls of the Noble Assembly, balls of artists and balls held by foreign embassies, merchant balls.

History of balls in Russia

The first ball in Russia took place in Moscow at the wedding of False Dmitry and Marina Mnishek. nine0011 Peter I resumed the balls, and since then they have become loved and revered both in the capitals and in the provinces of the Russian Empire.
Peter's assemblies became the prototype of future balls. The assemblies were gatherings with dances. Assemblies began to be held in St. Petersburg and Moscow as early as 1717 in the homes of the Russian nobility.

The assemblies served not only as a means of entertainment - "for fun", but also as a place "for reasoning and friendly conversations."

Then, during the reign of Anna Ioannovna, Elizabeth Petrovna and Catherine II, assemblies completely supplanted balls and masquerade balls. nine0005

A ball is a solemn public or secular event, the main component of which is a dance program.

Therefore, since the 18th century, dance has become a compulsory subject in all higher and secondary educational institutions, schools and boarding schools. It was studied at the royal lyceum and at modest vocational and commercial schools, at the gymnasium and at the cadet school.

In Russia, not only were they well aware of all the latest and old ballroom dances, but they were also able to perfectly perform them. The dance culture of Russia in the 19th century stood at a high level. nine0005

Ballroom dress code

The ball has its own ceremonial and rules of conduct, which makes it so majestic and luxurious. All this allowed to maintain sophistication and attractiveness.

It was customary to come to the ball dressed smartly. Cavaliers - in a tailcoat pair, tuxedo or suit (depending on specific requirements and conditions), white shirt and vest. By the way, tailcoats were of different colors, only by the end of the 30s of the XIX century the fashion for black was established. nine0005

White gloves were an obligatory item of clothing for gentlemen. The civilians wore kid gloves, and the military wore suede gloves.
Moreover, according to the rules, the lady had every right to refuse the gentleman without gloves. Therefore, it was better to come to the ball in black gloves than no gloves at all.

Civilian gentlemen's costumes depended little on fashion and were recommended to be sewn in classical forms.

The military came in dress uniforms corresponding to their regiments. nine0048

Cavaliers came to the ball in boots. Ballroom boots were also worn by the military, and only uhlans were allowed to wear boots. The presence of spurs was not approved. The fact is that the spurs tore the dresses during the dance. But some lancers broke this rule for the sake of panache.

Ladies and girls dressed in fashionable dresses. As a rule, the dress was sewn for one ball and only in extreme cases were used twice.

Ladies could choose any color for the dress, unless otherwise specified. For example, on January 24, 1888, an emerald ball was held in St. Petersburg, at which all those present were dressed in the appropriate color. nine0005

Dresses for girls were made in white or pastel colors - blue, pink and ivory, that is, the color of "ivory".

Matching gloves or white gloves were matched with the dress. By the way, wearing rings over gloves was considered bad manners. Even more interesting facts can be found in the historical park "Russia-My History".

Ladies could adorn themselves with a headdress.

The girls were encouraged to have a modest hairstyle. But in any case, the neck had to be open. nine0005

The cut of ball gowns depended on fashion, but one thing remained unchanged in it - open neck and shoulders.

With such a cut of the dress, neither a lady nor a girl could appear in the world without jewelry around the neck - a chain with a pendant or a necklace. That is, something had to be worn necessarily.

Ladies' jewelry could be any - the main thing is that they are chosen with taste. Girls were supposed to appear at balls with a minimum amount of jewelry, for example, with a pendant around their neck or a modest bracelet. nine0005

An important component of the ladies' ball costume was the fan, which served not so much to create a fresh breath, but as a language of communication, now almost lost.

Recovering to the ball, the lady took with her a ball book - carne or agenda - where, opposite the list of dances, she entered the names of gentlemen who wanted to dance this or that dance with her. Sometimes the reverse side of the fan could be used instead of the agend. It was considered excessive coquetry to brag about your completed agenda, especially to those ladies who were rarely invited. nine0005

Rules of conduct at the ball

By accepting the invitation to come to the ball, everyone thus assumed the obligation to dance. Refusing to participate in dances, as well as showing dissatisfaction or making it clear to a partner that you dance with him only out of necessity, was considered a sign of bad taste. And vice versa, it was considered a sign of good education at the ball to dance with pleasure and without coercion, regardless of the partner and his talents.

At a ball, more than at any other social event, a cheerful and amiable expression is appropriate. To show at the ball that you are not in a good mood or are dissatisfied with something is inappropriate and impolite in relation to those having fun.
Starting conversations with acquaintances before paying tribute to the owners was considered indecent. At the same time, not greeting acquaintances (even with a nod of the head) was also unacceptable.

There was a special culture of invitation to dance at the balls. An invitation to a dance was allowed in advance, both before the ball itself and at the ball. At the same time, it was considered impolite if a lady arrived at the ball promising more than the first three dances in advance. nine0005

In the ballroom, order and dancing are supervised by the ball steward.
During the ball, gentlemen should monitor the comfort and convenience of the ladies: bring drinks, offer help. The gentleman had to make sure that his lady was not bored.
Talking at a ball is certainly permissible. At the same time, it is not recommended to touch on complex and serious topics, as well as to gather a large company around you.

Buffoonery is not appropriate at balls. Even gentlemen who have a too cheerful disposition are advised to behave with dignity at the ball. Quarrels and quarrels between gentlemen are highly discouraged during the ball, but if disagreements arise, then it is recommended to resolve them outside the dance hall. Ladies are the main decoration of any ball. Therefore, it behooves them to behave affably and nicely. Loud laughter, slander, bad humor can cause disapproval of a decent society. The behavior of the ladies at the ball should be distinguished by modesty, the expression of extreme sympathy for any gentleman can give rise to condemnation. nine0005

Most of all, any manifestations of jealousy on the part of ladies and gentlemen are inappropriate at the ball. On the other hand, immodest looks and defiant behavior that provokes other participants in the ball are also unacceptable.


According to the rules, the gentleman began the invitation to dance with the hostess of the house, then all her relatives followed, and only then it was the turn to dance with their familiar ladies.

At the beginning of the 19th century, the ball opened with a polonaise, where in the first pair the host walked with the most honored guest, in the second pair - the hostess with the most honored guest. nine0011 At the end of the 19th century, the ball began with a waltz, but court, children's and merchant balls opened with a majestic polonaise.

During the 19th century, the number of dances that a gentleman could dance with one lady during a ball changed. So at the beginning of the century this number was equal to one, and already in the 1880s two or three dances were allowed, not following one after another in a row. Only the bride and groom could dance more than three dances. If the gentleman insisted on more than expected number of dances, the lady refused, not wanting to compromise herself. nine0005

During the dance, the gentleman entertained the lady with light secular conversation, while the lady answered modestly and laconic.
The cavalier's duties also included preventing collisions with other couples and preventing his lady from falling.

At the end of the dance, the gentleman asked the lady where to take her: to the buffet or to the place where he took her from. After exchanging mutual bows, the gentleman either left, or could remain next to the lady and continue the conversation for some time. nine0005

As a rule, after the mazurka, the gentleman led the lady to the table for dinner, where they could talk and even confess their love.
Everyone had dinner in the side parlors, at small tables.
In addition, a buffet was always open at the balls with various dishes, champagne, a large selection of hot and cold drinks.

At the beginning of the century, the ball ended with a cotillion or Greek dance, and from the second half of the 19th century, the ball program ended, as a rule, with a waltz.
The guests could leave whenever they liked, without focusing on their departure - but over the next few days, the invitee paid the hosts a grateful visit. nine0005

More information about this time period can be found in the historical park "Russia-My History".

L2 | GES-2

Dance club for deaf and hard of hearing participants from 16 years old.

How do you say "dance" in sign language? Two hands, folded in the configuration of dactylem L, unfold and spin around their axis, as if dancing. "L2" is the designation of this gesture, invented by the curators of "GES-2".

The program continues and develops the experience of the intensive cycle of classes "L2V", which took place in the House of Culture in the summer of 2022. The circle is dedicated to the gradual and deep understanding of dance and theatrical art and consists of five parts. Each of them is inspired by one of the dance traditions of the 20th century, represented by famous choreographers, dancers, ideologists and teachers. For all their differences, these practices share a lack of attachment to musical material: instead, dance artists developed other types of listening, studying non-standard scores, their bodies and the space around them. nine0005 Animation: Natalia Romanova

In the first module of the program, the circle participants will learn the tools of bodily improvisation and self-expression. In the second part, they will work with choreographic scores: they will learn how to move according to ready-made instructions and come up with their own. During the third and fourth - we will study the anatomy and theory of dance, and also try to reveal ourselves in it. The fifth block will be an immersion in dance theater and work with choreographic narratives.

Modules will introduce participants to both the tools and the theoretical basis of a particular area. By carefully examining them one by one, we will learn to analyze and discuss the forms of modern dance, and by completing the tasks, we will understand how to create a performance and prepare it for public display. Circle members will have the opportunity to demonstrate this skill in practice: demonstrations of individual and collective works will complete each chapter of "L2". nine0005

You can sign up for the circle by calling +7 (963) 996 3687 (Telegram).

A separate chat in Telegram will be created for the circle members to communicate and publish important information.


Polina Zotova
Curator of children's and family programs at GES-2.

Vlad Kolesnikov
Curator of accessibility and inclusion programs at GES-2.

Program author and co-curator

Vera Shchelkina

Dance artist, somatic practitioner, teacher, curator of the inclusive project "Normal Dances". Berlin student Somatische Akademie . Main art works: Co-Touch ( CO-TOUCH ), My (Ex)body , Imposture Lab, Discomfort Lab, Smrtъ Lab .


Anna Kozonina

Contemporary dance researcher and critic, teacher, curator. Published articles in Art Magazine, currently writing for European Springback Magazine . Teaches at Part Academy . Author of the book Strange Dances. Theories and stories around dance performance in Russia" (2021). Leads the telegram channel "Strange Dances". Lives in Helsinki.

Chapter 1. Improvisation and self-expression through the body: how to dance emotions and thoughts?

When: 29 Oct - 17 Dec 2022, 11:30-14:00

Exploring dance as a way to reflect our inner world.

The first chapter of the circle suggests looking at the body as an instrument for expressing feelings, thoughts and subconscious aspirations. We learn about the dance trends of the late 19th and 20th centuries, which studied the body as the main figure in theatrical production and explored ways to express the hidden and invisible through gesture and plastic expression. We will start each lesson with a free search for tools of self-expression, and then get acquainted with the basics of various dance techniques that in their own way answer the question: "How can the body be an instrument of expression?". nine0005

Within the framework of this block, we will consider the system of "plastic dance" developed by the dancer Isadora Duncan, the rhythm of the composer and teacher Emile Jacques-Dalcroze, the technique of the choreographer Martha Graham, the basics of the Japanese butoh dance direction and the practice of "authentic movement" - deep listening to your body and expressions of the inner world happening in silence with closed eyes.


Dina Weimer
Choreographer, dancer, teacher of "musical movement" and dance Isadora Duncan, head of the School of Dance Dance-o-Dora, Artistic Director of Dance Theater Dance-o-Dora . She received her choreographic education at the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts, and also studied with Russian and foreign specialists (USA, UK, Germany, the Netherlands). In her work, she tries to combine the classical principles of Isadora Duncan's dance and modern choreographic trends.

Anna Garafeeva
Choreographer, dancer, teacher of authentic movement. Three times nominated for the Golden Mask National Theater Award. She worked for 15 years in the troupe of the theater "School of Dramatic Art" by Anatoly Vasiliev. She graduated from butoh dancing at the "Do Dance" company (2001-2008) under the direction of Mina Tanaka (Japan).

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