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square dance

n.
1. A dance in which sets of four couples form squares.
2. Any of various similar group dances of rural origin.

square′-dance′ v.
square dancer n.

square dance

n
(Dancing) chiefly US and Canadian any of various formation dances, such as a quadrille, in which the couples form squares
vb
(Dancing) (intr) to perform such a dance
square-dancer n

square′ dance`


n.
a dance by a set of four couples arranged in a square.
[1865–70]
square′ danc`er, n.
square′ danc`ing, n.

square′-dance`



v.i. -danced, -danc•ing.
to perform or participate in a square dance.
[1955–60]

square dance

An American folk dance for an even number of couples arranged in sets to form a square. The dance consists of a number of figures whose description is called out by a nondancing caller.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.square dance - American country dancing in which couples form squaressquare dance - American country dancing in which couples form squares
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
Scottish reel, reel - a lively dance of Scottish Highlanders; marked by circular moves and gliding steps
quadrille - a square dance of 5 or more figures for 4 or more couples
do-si-do - a square-dance figure; two dancers approach each other and circle back to back before returning to their original places
promenade - a square dance figure; couples march counterclockwise in a circle
sashay - a square dance figure; partners circle each other taking sideways steps
swing - a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them
Verb1.square dance - dance in formation
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

square dance

n (esp Am) → quadriglia
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The Hursts square-danced for several years and still enjoy camping and the occasional game of golf.
and townsmen and their ladies square-danced two-by-two.