barn dance

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barn dance

n.
A social gathering, often held in a barn, with music and square dancing.

barn dance

n
1. (Dancing) Brit a progressive round country dance
2. (Dancing) US and Canadian a party with hoedown music and square-dancing
3. (Dancing) a party featuring country dancing
4. a disco or party held in a barn

barn′ dance`


n.
a social gathering, orig. held in a barn, featuring square dances, round dances, and hoedown music.
[1890–95, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barn dance - a dance party featuring country dancingbarn dance - a dance party featuring country dancing
dance - a party for social dancing
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barn dance

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Activities including a Christmas disco, sponsored keep fit sessions, the Wordsley fun run, table sales, raffles, barn dances and fish and chip suppers have helped to raise the cash.
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At the time, barn dances were regaining popularity, and on Friday nights, most of the teenage population of Spokane would race into the country to attend one or another of these wholesome events sponsored by various civic groups or churches.
Since the group was formed in 1994, they have raised tens of thousands of pounds by organising various events including treasure hunts, quizzes and barn dances.
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