folk dance


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folk dance

or folk·dance (fōk′dăns′)
n.
1.
a. A traditional dance originating among the common people of a nation or region.
b. The music for such a dance.
2. A social gathering at which folk dances are performed.

folk′-dance′ adj.
folk dancer n.
folk dancing n.

folk dance

n
1. (Dancing) any of various traditional rustic dances often originating from festivals or rituals
2. (Dancing) a piece of music composed for such a dance
vb (intr)
(Dancing) to perform a folk dance
folk dancing n

folk dance

The traditional dance of the common people and a reflection of their culture. They are communal dances done for pleasure by rural people.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.folk dance - a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)folk dance - a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)
social dancing - dancing as part of a social occasion
farandole - a lively dance from Provence; all the dancers join hands and execute various figures
mazurka - a Polish national dance in triple time
polka - a Bohemian dance with 3 steps and a hop in fast time
morris dance, morris dancing - any of various English folk dances performed by dancers in costume
sword dance, sword dancing - any of various dances by men who step nimbly over swords or flourish them in the air
hornpipe - a British solo dance performed by sailors
jig - any of various old rustic dances involving kicking and leaping
contra danse, contradance, contredanse, country dancing, country-dance - a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
ring dance, round dance - a folk dance; dancers form a circle
rhumba, rumba - a folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement
Verb1.folk dance - perform a folk-dance
trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, dance - move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"
Translations
népitáncnéptánc
ljudski ples
References in classic literature ?
Uncle" rose, and it was as if there were two men in him: one of them smiled seriously at the merry fellow, while the merry fellow struck a naive and precise attitude preparatory to a folk dance.
Fatima Lootah, Manager of Dubai Heritage Development Centres and Head of the Live our Heritage Festival Committee, commented: "The festival continues Dubai Culture's commitment to supporting craftsmen and folk dance artists, supports the development and enhancement of the culture, arts and heritage sector in Dubai, and preserves Emirati heritage by promoting it to the next generations.
She fled during World War Two in advance of the occupying Soviet troops and eventually settled in Portland, Oregon, where she founded the first Estonian folk dance troupe in 1950.
It took years of hard work for Metodieva to master nuances of this old cultural dance form commonly called Bulgarian folk dance.
Teesside Travellers Folk Dance Group performing one of their English folk dances at Kirkletham Old Hall Museum during Redcar Folk Festival in July 1989
The students presented their folk dance show with their great skills.
This year's festival also plays host to a number of dance teams set to perform free demonstrations of a range of international folk dances, including Welsh, Appalachian Bluegrass, clog and morris dancing, plus visiting teams from Latvia and Finland who will also be displaying their skills during the weekend.
This year the festival also plays host to a number of dance teams set to perform free demonstrations for festival-goers of a range of international folk dances.
It's expected that 200 primary school children will join musicians and dancers from all over Wales for the annual cadi-ha display of colour followed by many other Welsh folk dances until 12.
We have just performed the traditional folk dance of Haryana named 'Ghodi'.
We hope that Saudis will have a better understanding of the culture of India through this event," said Tiwari, adding that the Indian cultural delegation will be composed of artists, who will perform folk dance and music from different Indian regions.