dance card


Definition of dance card 

1 : a card listing partners for scheduled dances

2 : a calendar of engagements

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To help make sense of the evolving landscape, here's a roundup of local companies — some new and some veteran — that should be on your dance card. Laura Bleiberg,, "The guide to dance in L.A.: 12 standout companies to know and how to see them," 10 May 2018 Indeed, Adams’s dance card is full for the foreseeable future. Nicole Sperling, HWD, "Amy Adams’s Dark New Project Could Be the Next Gone Girl," 27 Apr. 2018 Having a full dance card isn’t necessarily a sweet thing at a Utah elementary school after a parent has raised concerns about a rule that no child can reject another student’s invitation to dance at a Valentine’s Day party. Cathy Free,, "Utah Mom Complains After Elementary School Tells Kids They 'Can't Say No' When Asked to Dance," 13 Feb. 2018 USA TODAY First lady Barbara Bush kept a full dance card. Byron Mccauley,, "Barbara Bush: That time we spent Mother's Day with the first lady," 17 Apr. 2018 Two of the first stops on his dance card: Don Jr. will headline an event for Greg Pence, the vice president’s brother who’s running for U.S. House in Indiana. Fox News, "Lamb is officially official," 2 Apr. 2018 GoLearnTo wants to fill your dance card with group trips that combine learning Spanish with some moves. Diane Daniel,, "Active itineraries: More vacation packages combine travel and fitness," 23 Mar. 2018 It was staged at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, which has been on the Formula 1 dance card since 2012. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, "2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio," 3 Mar. 2018 If coaching icon Calipari doesn't make it, the odds-on favorite for Player of the Year Oklahoma's Trae Young, might not have a dance card, either. Elton Alexander,, "Akron-Kent State battle for survival, not a title: MAC Basketball 2018," 16 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of dance card

1895, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dance card was in 1895

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English Language Learners Definition of dance card

: a card on which you write the names of people you are going to dance with at a social event

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