longways dance

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Noun1.longways dance - country dancing performed with couples in two long lines facing each other
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
Virginia reel, reel - an American country dance which starts with the couples facing each other in two lines
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61 'The Triumph' was presumably associated with the longways dance of that name, which Sharp also published in his first Country Dance Book.
3) These square dances were called "Contredanse Francaise," and the longways dances became known as "Contredanse Anglaise.
Here, Austen uses the more exclusive definition of "country-dance" to refer to longways dances, which she differentiates from the square-based cotillions.