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|Noun||1.||social 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
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