dance music

Definitions of dance music
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n music to dance to

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beguine
music written in the bolero rhythm of the beguine dance
bolero
music written in the rhythm of the bolero dance
carioca
music composed for dancing the carioca
conga
music composed for dancing the conga
flamenco
guitar music composed for dancing the flamenco
gavotte
music composed in quadruple time for dancing the gavotte
habanera
music composed in duple time for dancing the habanera
hornpipe
music for dancing the hornpipe
gigue, jig
music in three-four time for dancing a jig
landler
music in triple time for dancing the landler
mazurka
music composed for dancing the mazurka
minuet
a stately piece of music composed for dancing the minuet; often incorporated into a sonata or suite
paso doble
music in march time composed for dancing the paso doble; often played at bull fights
pavan, pavane
music composed for dancing the pavane
polka
music performed for dancing the polka
quadrille
music for dancing the quadrille
reel
music composed for dancing a reel
rhumba, rumba
syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumba
samba
music composed for dancing the samba
saraband
music composed for dancing the saraband
tango
music written in duple time for dancing the tango
tarantella
music composed in six-eight time for dancing the tarantella
techno
a style of fast heavy electronic dance music usually without vocals
waltz
music composed in triple time for waltzing
rag, ragtime
music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
jazz
a style of dance music popular in the 1920s; similar to New Orleans jazz but played by large bands
kwela
a kind of danceable music popular among black South Africans; includes a whistle among its instruments
Type of:
music
an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

n a genre of popular music composed for ballroom dancing

Synonyms:
ballroom music, danceroom music
Type of:
popular music, popular music genre
any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)