To brace or separate with a strut.
To pleat or gather (fabric) into a ruffle.
To walk with a bold, arrogant, or lordly stride; strut
To strike, move, or wash with a splashing sound.
To move or act ostentatiously or pretentiously; swagger.
To strut about like a peacock; exhibit oneself vainly.
To move clumsily; flounder.
To play or frolic boisterously.
To march or walk through, as for display
To jump and skip about in play; frolic
To play or romp about in a happy, carefree way
To engage in or perform (a dance).
The definition of cavort means to jump, dance or play in a happy way.
To stir the emotions:
Find another word for prances. In this page you can discover 17 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for prances, like: sashays, struts, ruffles, swaggers, swashes, swanks, peacocks, flounces, romps, parades and gambols.