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1. A dance in which sets of four couples form squares.
2. Any of various similar group dances of rural origin.
square dancer n.
(Dancing) chiefly US and Canadian any of various formation dances, such as a quadrille, in which the couples form squares
(Dancing) (intr) to perform such a dance
a dance by a set of four couples arranged in a square.
square′ danc`er, n.
square′ danc`ing, n.
v.i. -danced, -danc•ing.
to perform or participate in a square dance.
An American folk dance for an even number of couples arranged in sets to form a square. The dance consists of a number of figures whose description is called out by a nondancing caller.
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|Noun||1.||square dance - American country dancing in which couples form squares|
contra danse, contradance, contredanse, country dancing, country-dance - a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
Scottish reel, reel - a lively dance of Scottish Highlanders; marked by circular moves and gliding steps
quadrille - a square dance of 5 or more figures for 4 or more couples
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
|Verb||1.||square dance - dance in formation|