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

Examples of ballroom dance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The move has already prompted Siwa and producers to ponder a flurry of questions for the tradition and rule-based ballroom dance competition. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 26 Aug. 2021 Dancing With the Stars fans can see Carrie Ann judge yet another season of the ballroom dance competition starting September 20 on ABC. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, 17 Aug. 2021 Eight community leaders were invited to compete in the ballroom dance fundraising competition. Scott Luxor,, 30 July 2021 The friends gave Munro a gift certificate to take ballroom dance classes. Jeryl Brunner, Forbes, 26 June 2021 Val Chmerkovskiy is calling for more representation in the ballroom dance community. Dory Jackson,, 22 May 2021 After school, their group of friends would go to clubs where Ming taught Judy how to ballroom dance — tango, foxtrot, samba. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 21 Apr. 2021 Since first premiering in June of 2005, the ballroom dance competition show has become a mainstay on ABC. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, 3 Apr. 2021 That’s because the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out in 2020 was about as well-planned as a ballroom dance competition planned by marmots. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 10 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of ballroom dance

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Ballroom dance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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