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 upcoming season, set to air on September 14 and hosted by Tyra Banks, will see the eclectic group of celebrities take on various ballroom dance styles over the course of the next few weeks. Ineye Komonibo,, "The Cast Of Dancing With The Stars Season 29 Perfectly Embodies The Chaos Of 2020," 2 Sep. 2020 Following an overwhelmingly positive response since its debut, HBO Max has renewed the ballroom dance competition series Legendary for a second season. Robyn Merrett,, "HBO Max Renews Legendary for a Season 2: 'We Knew We Had Something Special'," 9 July 2020 The style was formalized in the 1970s by Detroiters who combined the grace of classic ballroom dance with contemporary urban moves, typically to a playlist of midtempo R&B, and who took the phenomenon nationwide. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit's ballroom dance community rocked by coronavirus, including multiple deaths," 1 Apr. 2020 Even among the many lively cultural worlds of Detroit, the city’s ballroom dancing scene is singular. Jennifer Steinhauer, New York Times, "Laneeka Barksdale, 47, a Detroit Ballroom Dancing Star, Is Dead," 9 Apr. 2020 The teams also skate using arm positions similar to ballroom dance, like Team USA’s #ShibSibs are using here: 3. Maura Sullivan Hill, Cosmopolitan, "7 Things That Make Ice Dancing Different From The Other Figure Skating Disciplines," 6 Feb. 2018 The university does not allow men to dance together in its own classes despite being a renowned school for ballroom dance. Time, "Mormon University Allowing Same-Sex Partners at Ballroom Dancing Competition, Overruling School's 'Honor Code'," 22 Jan. 2020 Eleven Chicago notables were paired with Giordano’s professional dancers during a friendly ballroom dance competition. Candace Jordan,, "Night of dancing a la ‘Great Gatsby,’ fox trot and salsa benefits Giordano jazz outreach, Chicago public schools," 9 Oct. 2019 On a chilly fall morning in Red Hook, Brooklyn, the Queen Mary 2, the luxury liner known for its opulent black-tie dinners and ballroom dances, docked under blue skies while a fleet of 50 or so taxis jostled for position on the wharf. Lisa M. Collins, New York Times, "How Cruise Ships Bring 1,200 Tons of Toxic Fumes to Brooklyn a Year," 27 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of ballroom dance

1850, in the meaning defined above

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20 Sep 2020

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“Ballroom dance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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