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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ballroom dancer noun
ballroom dancing noun

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There have been some amazing dance routines on America's Got Talent this season, from Udi Dance's glow-in-the-dark performances to 71-year-old Quin's ballroom dance that earned her and partner Misha the coveted golden buzzer. Temi Adebowale, Good Housekeeping, "Junior New System From 'America's Got Talent' Blew Every Single Judge Away," 15 Aug. 2018 Nancy Milewski, a longtime student of Harvey’s in the intermediate ballroom dance class that followed the beginner lesson, had arrived early and identified herself as a retired nurse. Kimberly Fornek,, "Ballroom dance students called on nursing skills to save Hinsdale dance teacher," 15 June 2018 Around the same time, a social media call came out from a Detroit-area dance studio looking for students interested in Para Dance — ballroom dance for those with an impairment affecting their lower limbs. Washington Post, "Athlete, studio blazing trail for Paralympic dance in US," 30 May 2018 Wilson Senior Center: Wilson Knights ballroom dance and music by the Wilson Knights, 1:30 p.m. June 18, 2601 W. Howard Ave., (414) 282-5566. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What's going on in Milwaukee this week: June 15-21," 14 June 2018 The remaining 20% will don unique styles like cowboy boots, ballroom dance shoes, or even go barefoot. Southern Living, "Most Brides Spend Less Than $100 on Their Wedding-Day...," 5 June 2018 Marie Claire: Pose is set in New York City in the '80s, at the intersection of the underground ballroom dance scene with flashy, Trump-era luxury. Megan Ditrolio, Marie Claire, "Janet Mock on Making History With Pose," 4 June 2018 Check out your local senior center for physical exercise programs geared specifically for older people such as aerobic fitness & body toning, yoga, ballroom dance and Zumba. Cassie Armstrong,, "National Senior Health & Fitness Day: How to celebrate in Central Florida," 30 May 2018 The camera panned across the band -- and numerous American flags -- before centering on an impersonator of Donald Trump, who mimicked the president's go-to thumbs up gesture before breaking out in a sweeping ballroom dance. Abby Jones, Billboard, "Thirty Seconds to Mars Employ Trump & Kim Jong-un Impersonators For 'Late Late Show' Performance," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of ballroom dance

1850, in the meaning defined above

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