ballroom dancing

Definitions of ballroom dancing
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n any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom

Synonyms:
ballroom dance
Types:
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beguine
a ballroom dance that originated in the French West Indies; similar to the rumba
carioca
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
one-step
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
two-step
a ballroom dance in duple meter; marked by sliding steps
bunny hug
a syncopated ballroom dance formerly popular in the US
Charleston
an American ballroom dance in syncopated rhythm; popular early in the 20th century
conga
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
minuet
a stately court dance in the 17th century
paso doble
a ballroom dance in fast duple time
quickstep
a ballroom dance with both quick and slow steps
rhumba, rumba
a ballroom dance based on the Cuban folk dance
samba
a lively ballroom dance from Brazil
round dance, round dancing
a ballroom dance characterized by revolving movement
tango
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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