HyperDic: social_dancing

English > 1 sense of the expression social dancing:
NOUNactsocial dancingdancing as part of a social occasion
English > social dancing: 1 sense > noun 1, act
Meaningdancing as part of a social occasion.
Narrowerballroom dancing, ballroom danceAny of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom
fandangoA provocative Spanish courtship dance in triple time
flamenco, gypsy dancingA style of dancing characteristic of the Andalusian Gypsies
folk dancing, folk danceA style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)
gavotteAn old formal French dance in quadruple time
habaneraA Cuban dance in duple time
jitterbugA jerky American dance that was popular in the 1940s
lindy, lindy hopAn energetic American dance that was popular in the 1930s (probably named for the aviator Charles Lindbergh)
shagA lively dance step consisting of hopping on each foot in turn
shimmylively dancing (usually to ragtime music) with much shaking of the shoulders and hips
stompA dance involving a rhythmical stamping step
tarantella, tarantelleA lively whirling Italian dance for two persons
twistsocial dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music
Broaderdancing, dance, terpsichore, saltationTaking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
Spanishbaile social

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