I learned that the past simple tense is used for actions which are completed at a definite point in time in the past.

Then, does the sentence below imply that they are not dancing anymore now (at the moment he or she speaks)?

A few minutes ago, they danced.

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Yes. If you want to say they started dancing a few minutes ago and are still dancing now, you have several options, including "They have been dancing for a few minutes."

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