ballroom dance


Definition of ballroom dance

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

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Other Words from ballroom dance

ballroom dancer noun
ballroom dancing noun

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News of Spicer’s selection as a contestant on the long-running ballroom dance reality series sparked an uproar given Spicer’s role in the early months of the Trump administration. Variety,, "Sean Spicer hopes ‘Dancing With the Stars’ gig will ‘move the country forward’," 22 Aug. 2019 In addition to her home schooling, Ms. Deutscher takes classes in ballroom dance and theater. Melissa Eddy, New York Times, "A Musical Prodigy? Sure, but Don’t Call Her ‘a New Mozart’," 14 June 2019 For other city residents, the annual fee for participation in the ballroom dance program is $25. Kirk Sides, Houston Chronicle, "League City ballroom dancers practice their steps at Hometown Heroes Park," 26 July 2019 A few months after winning silver on the balance beam and a team gold medal, Hernandez conquered ballroom dancing on the 23rd season of Dancing With the Stars and added a mirror ball trophy to her collection. Tess Demeyer, USA TODAY, "Where are they now: Gymnast Simone Biles looks strong in comeback from 2016 US Olympic team," 24 July 2019 Workshops taught by professional instructors share the schedule with country, swing, and ballroom dancing for fun and in competitions., "Things to do in Greater Boston this summer," 1 July 2018 Murphy, who joined Lythgoe in the show's third season, is also a former professional dancer — ballroom dance, specifically — known for her loud, vivacious personality. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 16 Is Going to Look Totally Different Than Last Year," 21 May 2019 Season 27 of Dancing With the Stars kicked off Monday night, and while many of the contestants were newbies to the ballroom dance floor, one celebrity in particular had an additional challenge to face. Eileen Reslen, Good Housekeeping, "'Dancing With the Stars' Contestant Danelle Umstead Gave the Most Moving Performance Last Night," 25 Sep. 2018 Two women get up and spontaneously start ballroom dancing together. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, "To Help Alzheimer’s Patients, a Care Center Re-Creates the 1950s," 18 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of ballroom dance

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ballroom dance was in 1850

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