ballroom dance


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

Examples of ballroom dance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The duo reached the last leg of the ballroom dance competition, placing fourth overall and losing out to actress Xochitl Gomez and pro Val Chmerkovskiy. Brendan Le, Peoplemag, 1 May 2024 Ten people were killed and at least 10 others were injured when a gunman opened fire at a ballroom dance studio…. Los Angeles Times, 29 Jan. 2023 The ballroom dance competition will premiere this fall and will return to the broadcast network after chasséing over to sister streamer Disney+ for one season. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 7 July 2023 After all, good manners and a little ballroom dance know-how will always be in style. Betsy Cribb Watson, Southern Living, 9 Jan. 2024 In a touching video tribute posted on Instagram, the former DWTS pro shared how the late ballroom dance icon had shaped her career ahead of the competitive dance series’ memorial performance on Tuesday. Esther Kang, Peoplemag, 24 Oct. 2023 The World DanceSport Federation, recognized by the International Olympic Committee during the organization’s efforts to introduce ballroom dancing to the Olympics, is breaking’s governing body. Jonathan Abrams, New York Times, 10 Oct. 2023 As some may know, her latest movie, the ballroom dancing murder mystery The Dancing Detective: A Deadly Tango, premiered on June 2. Annie O’Sullivan, Good Housekeeping, 18 June 2023 Bergeron, who hosted the ballroom dance competition series for 15 years, tried to stop it. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 24 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ballroom dance was in 1850

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“Ballroom dance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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