country dance


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country dance

n
(Dancing) a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets and perform a series of movements, esp facing one another in a line
country dancing n
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Translations
رَقْصَة ريفِيّه
lidový tanec
folkedans
néptánc
sveitadans
halk oyunuköylü dansı

country

(ˈkantri) plural ˈcountries noun
1. any of the nations of the world; the land occupied by a nation. Canada is a larger country than Spain.
2. the people of a country. The whole country is in agreement with your views.
3. (usually with the) districts where there are fields, moors etc as opposed to towns and areas with many buildings. a quiet holiday in the country; (also adjective) country districts.
4. an area or stretch of land. hilly country.
country dance
a (style of) dance in which partners are arranged in parallel lines.
ˈcountrymanfeminine ˈcountrywoman noun
a person born in the same country as another. Churchill and Chamberlain were fellow countrymen.
ˈcountryside noun
country areas. the English countryside.
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References in classic literature ?
When he felt his case unusually serious, and that he positively must find an opening, he would go on 'Change at a busy time, and walk in and out, in a kind of gloomy country dance figure, among the assembled magnates.
Thornbury tried to recall an old country dance which she had seen danced by her father's tenants in Dorsetshire in the old days.
The experience of Miss Emmerson went no further than the simple evolutions of the country dance, or the deliberate and dignified procession of the minuet.
The hours tripped along as gaily as the laughing couples down a country dance.
"His great-grandfather was inventor of that famous country dance which is called after him.
After Russian country dances and chorus dances, Pelageya Danilovna made the serfs and gentry join in one large circle: a ring, a string, and a silver ruble were fetched and they all played games together.
There was a family of cousins within a walk of Uppercross, in less affluent circumstances, who depended on the Musgroves for all their pleasures: they would come at any time, and help play at anything, or dance anywhere; and Anne, very much preferring the office of musician to a more active post, played country dances to them by the hour together; a kindness which always recommended her musical powers to the notice of Mr and Mrs Musgrove more than anything else, and often drew this compliment;-- "Well done, Miss Anne!
With a single set of quadrilles, and several country dances, we carried it on to a pretty late hour; and at length, having called upon our musician to strike up a waltz, I was just about to whirl Eliza round in that delightful dance, accompanied by Lawrence and Jane Wilson, and Fergus and Rose, when Mr.
He was very restless too, constantly walking in and out, and snapping his fingers, and dancing scraps of uncouth country dances, and, in short, conducting himself in such a very extraordinary manner, that Miss Squeers opined he was going mad, and, begging her dear 'Tilda not to distress herself, communicated her suspicions in so many words.
Three centuries had flowed past the old Manor House, centuries of births and of homecomings, of country dances and of the meetings of fox hunters.
22 Soup lunches for Christian Aid, St John's Church Hall, Dumfries, 12.00-1.30pm 22Twingo Bingo Friday at Summerhill Community Centre, eyes down 7.30pm 23 DGNHAS, speaker Dr S Johnstone, Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels, Castle Douglas Parish Church Hall, 2pm 23 Craft fair, McFarlan Hall, Clarencefield, 10am to 3.30pm 24Tesco Dumfries Extra charity car boot sale, sellers from 8am, public 9am until 1pm 25 Dumfries Country Dance Club, St Mary's/Greyfriars Hall, 7.45pm.
Co-hosts Anita Mackenzie and John Wilkinson and dancers fromThe Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, will provide the usual welcoming mix to make sure that your event will go with a swing.