folk dancing

Definitions of folk dancing
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n a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)

Synonyms:
folk dance
Types:
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farandole
a lively dance from Provence; all the dancers join hands and execute various figures
mazurka
a Polish national dance in triple time
polka
a Bohemian dance with 3 steps and a hop in fast time
morris dance, morris dancing
any of various English folk dances performed by dancers in costume
sword dance, sword dancing
any of various dances by men who step nimbly over swords or flourish them in the air
hornpipe
a British solo dance performed by sailors
jig
any of various old rustic dances involving kicking and leaping
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
ring dance, round dance
a folk dance; dancers form a circle
rhumba, rumba
a folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement
schottische
a German round dance resembling a slow polka
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
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
landler
a moderately slow Austrian country dance in triple time; involves spinning and clapping
Type of:
social dancing
dancing as part of a social occasion

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