ballroom dance


ballroom dance

noun

Definition of BALLROOM DANCE

:  any of various usually social dances (as the tango, two-step, and waltz) in which couples perform set moves
ballroom dancer noun
ballroom dancing noun

First Known Use of BALLROOM DANCE

1927

ballroom dance

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

European and American social dancing performed by couples. It includes standard dances such as the fox-trot, waltz, polka, tango, Charleston, jitterbug, and merengue. Ballroom dance was popularized by Vernon and Irene Castle and Fred Astaire and, later, by Arthur Murray (1895–1991), who established ballroom dance studios throughout the U.S. Ballroom dance contests, especially popular in Europe, feature both amateur and professional dancers.

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