social dancing


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Noun1.social dancing - dancing as part of a social occasionsocial dancing - dancing as part of a social occasion
dancing, terpsichore, dance, saltation - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
jitterbug - a jerky American dance that was popular in the 1940s
lindy, lindy hop - an energetic American dance that was popular in the 1930s (probably named for the aviator Charles Lindbergh)
fandango - a provocative Spanish courtship dance in triple time; performed by a man and a woman playing castanets
gypsy dancing, flamenco - a style of dancing characteristic of the Andalusian Gypsies; vigorous and rhythmic with clapping and stamping of feet
gavotte - an old formal French dance in quadruple time
habanera - a Cuban dance in duple time
shag - a lively dance step consisting of hopping on each foot in turn
shimmy - lively dancing (usually to ragtime music) with much shaking of the shoulders and hips
stomp - a dance involving a rhythmical stamping step
tarantelle, tarantella - a lively whirling Italian dance for two persons
twist - social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s; "they liked to dance the twist"
ballroom dance, ballroom dancing - any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom
folk dance, folk dancing - a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)
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York Dance Studios, |Milnsbridge: Social Dancing tomorrow, 7.
At the end of the Victorian era, many men made little attempt to dance well, or deserted the ballroom entirely, and the whole structure of aristocratic social dancing seemed to be crumbling.
The evening combined dance performances by Salsa Qatar which included couples and students for social dancing in different salsa styles.
Polka, Two-Step, and other styles of social dancing blend into fun, when played Waila-style.
Designed to appeal to complete beginners and more experienced dancers alike, the all-inclusive dance week, from pounds 749 per person with no single supplement, also includes dance tuition with professional dance hosts and instructors throughout the week, as well as evenings of social dancing.
If you had any doubt about the significance of social dancing today, you only have to look to Strictly Come Dancing.
Mind and body benefits are attained from social dancing because dancers must learn and remember complex steps and figures, utilizing thinking and retention skills.
A July issue of National Geographic magazine explores the incredible popularity of social dancing in America today, taking a close look at what we dance, and why.
THE Longford Arms Hotel will play host to some of the country's finest dancers when the All-Ireland Open Festival of Dancing Championships and Social Dancing Weekend takes place on July 1, 2, and 3.
In Latin cultures, social dancing is part of daily life.
For the show, Wheeldon researched 1950s tapes of social dancing from the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, noting, "I'm going to walk away from this with an enormous amount of knowledge that I can take into the ballet studio.
In a culture that took social dancing very seriously, those middle- and upper-class families who could afford hi-fis and records in the early 1950s taught themselves the proper steps and danced them at multi-generational parties.