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1,2,3 - do it once, then again and again and you get a dance.
8,9,7,6 - makes you unique and the same
3,4,6 or 3,5,6 - a drink

What is the word?

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I think it's

Challenge

1, 2, 3:

cha; three times makes the Cha-cha-cha.

8, 9, 7, 6:

gene; the particular combination of genes makes us all human (the same), but since everyone has different alleles everyone is unique.

3, 4, 6 or 3, 5, 6:

Ale; self-explanatory, ale is a popular type of beer

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  • $\begingroup$ beat me to it ! $\endgroup$ Sep 26, 2016 at 11:46
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    $\begingroup$ pfff...I feel dumb now. I was looking for 2 different drinks. $\endgroup$
    – Marius
    Sep 26, 2016 at 11:46
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You are looking for:

challenge.

It was given up for me by your first clue, which is

cha-cha-cha.

An interesting subset of the list of 9 letters word beginning like this are

{"chaffinch", "chagrined", "chainsaws", "chairlift", "chalkiest", "challenge", "chambered", "chameleon", "chamomile", "champagne", "champions", "chanciest", "chandlers", "channeled", "chanteuse", "chantings", "chantries", "chaparral", "chapattis", "chapbooks", "chaperons", "chaplains", "charabanc", "character", "charbroil", "charcoals", "chariness", "charities", "charlatan", "charmless", "chartered", "charterer", "chartists", "charwoman", "charwomen", "chastened", "chastised", "chastiser", "chastises", "chasubles", "chatlines", "chattered", "chatterer", "chattiest", "chauffeur"}

From where it was easy to spot

ale.

Then it was a simple check to see that

gene

actually fits.

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  • $\begingroup$ Just beaten to it by Wu, +1 for getting it though $\endgroup$ Sep 26, 2016 at 11:46
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, I guess it took me a while to write up my answer. Time for me to earning some points towards a sportsmanship badge! $\endgroup$
    – Matsmath
    Sep 26, 2016 at 11:49
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    $\begingroup$ This is a dupe of the other answer. $\endgroup$
    – EKons
    Sep 26, 2016 at 15:09
  • $\begingroup$ @ΈρικΚωνσταντόπουλος your constructive comment was noted. Thank you. $\endgroup$
    – Matsmath
    Sep 26, 2016 at 15:11
  • $\begingroup$ @Matsmath Sarcasm aside, I checked the posting timestamp of the two answers, and yours was 8 seconds later, but, I get it, internet connections can be slow. $\endgroup$
    – EKons
    Sep 26, 2016 at 15:14

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