My question ('Were They") related to Apsaras being dancers, which was the topic of the last several posts. Thanks for answering the question directly. BTW, the etymology (NOT meaning) for Apsara as Winged Consort that I came across is Ap+Sara. If you have an alternative etymology for Apsara, do share.
If the Apsaras were unambiguously referred to as dancers in the RV, that would indicate a dance tradition from almost the birth of Indic civilization. But the lack of direct ancient association of Apsaras with Dance brings us back to musing about how old Classical Dance forms might be.
Well,AFAIK Apsarases are rather related to saras(waters).They were water nymphs.They did the dancing while their male counterparts,Gandharvas,played music.