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