ballroom dance

ballroom dances

Definitions of ballroom dance
  1. noun
    any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom
    synonyms: ballroom dancing
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    a ballroom dance that originated in the French West Indies; similar to the rumba
    a lively ballroom dance that resembles the samba
    cha-cha, cha-cha-cha
    a modern ballroom dance from Latin America; small steps and swaying movements of the hips
    an early ballroom dance; precursor to the fox-trot
    fox-trot, foxtrot
    a ballroom dance in quadruple time; combines short and long and fast and slow steps fixed sequences
    a ballroom dance in duple meter; marked by sliding steps
    bunny hug
    a syncopated ballroom dance formerly popular in the US
    an American ballroom dance in syncopated rhythm; popular early in the 20th century
    a Latin American dance of 3 steps and a kick by people in single file
    cotilion, cotillion
    a lively dance originating in France in the 18th century
    a stately court dance in the 17th century
    paso doble
    a ballroom dance in fast duple time
    a ballroom dance with both quick and slow steps
    rhumba, rumba
    a ballroom dance based on the Cuban folk dance
    a lively ballroom dance from Brazil
    round dance, round dancing
    a ballroom dance characterized by revolving movement
    a ballroom dance of Latin-American origin
    valse, waltz
    a ballroom dance in triple time with a strong accent on the first beat
    turkey trot
    an early ragtime one-step
    type of:
    social dancing
    dancing as part of a social occasion
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