Definitions of country-dance
  1. noun
    a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
    synonyms: contra danse, contradance, contredanse, country dancing
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    longways, longways dance
    country dancing performed with couples in two long lines facing each other
    square dance, square dancing
    American country dancing in which couples form squares
    a square-dance figure; two dancers approach each other and circle back to back before returning to their original places
    a square dance figure; couples march counterclockwise in a circle
    a square dance figure; partners circle each other taking sideways steps
    a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them
    a moderately slow Austrian country dance in triple time; involves spinning and clapping
    Virginia reel, reel
    an American country dance which starts with the couples facing each other in two lines
    Scottish reel, reel
    a lively dance of Scottish Highlanders; marked by circular moves and gliding steps
    a square dance of 5 or more figures for 4 or more couples
    type of:
    folk dance, folk dancing
    a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)
  2. verb
    perform a contradance
    synonyms: contra danse, contradance, contredanse
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    type of:
    dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe
    move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance
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