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con·tra·danceor con·tra·danse (kŏn′trə-dăns′)
Variants of contredanse.
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(Dancing) a variant spelling of contredanse
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|Noun||1.||contradance - a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line|
folk dance, folk dancing - a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)
longways, longways dance - country dancing performed with couples in two long lines facing each other
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
landler - a moderately slow Austrian country dance in triple time; involves spinning and clapping
|Verb||1.||contradance - perform a contradance|
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