social dancing

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: dancing - dancing as part of a social occasionsocial 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
shimmy - lively dancing (usually to ragtime music) with much shaking of the shoulders and hips
stomp - a dance involving a rhythmical stamping step
tarantelle, tarantella - a lively whirling Italian dance for two persons
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
folk dance, folk dancing - a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)
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Summary: The Lebanon Latin Festival will once again gather dance enthusiasts from around the region for a four-day extravaganza of performances, workshops and social dancing nights.
"In 2000, I started taking dance lessons at Arthur Murray and Fred Astaire for social dancing.
The complimentary event will include a beginning dance class, wine and hors d'oeuvres, student and staff performances, and social dancing. All attendees will receive a free new student lesson ($40 value).
DANCES | York Dance Studios, Milnsbridge: Social Dancing tonight, 7.45-11.15pm Ballroom, Latin and Sequence.
"Social dancing is an activity that integrates all three of these neuron-growing activities in one experience."
The prologue, "Social Dance, Musical Entertainments, and the Question of Sociability," documents the historical transformation of social dancing in the early twentieth century.
At the end of the Victorian era, many men made little attempt to dance well, or deserted the ballroom entirely, and the whole structure of aristocratic social dancing seemed to be crumbling.
The evening combined dance performances by Salsa Qatar which included couples and students for social dancing in different salsa styles.
Lisa Doolittle investigates social dancing in Alberta, Canada, identifying commonalities between dance styles of Canada and America, and adeptly reflecting similar happenings in other parts of the world.
Polka, Two-Step, and other styles of social dancing blend into fun, when played Waila-style.
Designed to appeal to complete beginners and more experienced dancers alike, the all-inclusive dance week, from pounds 749 per person with no single supplement, also includes dance tuition with professional dance hosts and instructors throughout the week, as well as evenings of social dancing.
If you had any doubt about the significance of social dancing today, you only have to look to Strictly Come Dancing.