ballroom dance

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ballroom dance

Any of various social dances, such as the fox trot, tango, or waltz, in which couples follow a conventional pattern of steps.

ballroom dancing n.

ball′room dance`

any of a variety of dances performed by couples, as the waltz and tango.
ball′room danc`ing, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ballroom dance - any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroomballroom dance - any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom
social dancing - dancing as part of a social occasion
beguine - a ballroom dance that originated in the French West Indies; similar to the rumba
carioca - a lively ballroom dance that resembles the samba
cha-cha, cha-cha-cha - a modern ballroom dance from Latin America; small steps and swaying movements of the hips
one-step - an early ballroom dance; precursor to the fox-trot
foxtrot, fox-trot - a ballroom dance in quadruple time; combines short and long and fast and slow steps fixed sequences
two-step - a ballroom dance in duple meter; marked by sliding steps
bunny hug - a syncopated ballroom dance formerly popular in the US
Charleston - an American ballroom dance in syncopated rhythm; popular early in the 20th century
conga - a Latin American dance of 3 steps and a kick by people in single file
cotilion, cotillion - a lively dance originating in France in the 18th century
minuet - a stately court dance in the 17th century
paso doble - a ballroom dance in fast duple time
quickstep - a ballroom dance with both quick and slow steps
rhumba, rumba - a ballroom dance based on the Cuban folk dance
samba - a lively ballroom dance from Brazil
round dancing, round dance - a ballroom dance characterized by revolving movement
tango - a ballroom dance of Latin-American origin
valse, waltz - a ballroom dance in triple time with a strong accent on the first beat
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