line dance

noun

Definition of line dance

2 : a dance performed by a group usually in single file
3 : a dance in which the dancers stand in ranks while performing a particular set of steps in unison

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Other Words from line dance

line dancer noun
line dancing noun

Examples of line dance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It was picked up in Angola, where a video showed a group of people interrupting their meal to do a line dance to the song. Andrew Meldrum And Nqobile Ntshangase, Star Tribune, "South Africa lifts spirits with Jerusalema dance amid virus," 24 Sep. 2020 Rhett called, and soon the side-by-side duet was in full bloom, with even some country line dance moves during the bridge. Jason Lipshutz, Billboard, "Thomas Rhett Combines With Jon Pardi for ‘Beer Can’t Fix’ at 2020 ACM Awards," 16 Sep. 2020 Starting July 1, free line dance lessons will return on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "Fun things to do this month in Dallas-Fort Worth — online, outdoors and more," 26 June 2020 Check out the exclusive outtakes Segal sent EW of Reid trying, and trying again, to keep up with a very simple line dance. Shana Naomi Krochmal, EW.com, "Exclusive: Watch Schitt's Creek star Noah Reid dance in adorably distanced video for 'Got You'," 27 May 2020 The club offered lessons for people learning to two step or line dance, and live bands performed on Saturdays. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "Fremont’s Saddle Rack country music club to shut its doors, the latest coronavirus casualty," 9 May 2020 One was line dancing on Lower Broadway in Nashville and the other one was a rodeo. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "How I Became a Travel Writer: Sarah Khan on Life on the Road," 14 Apr. 2020 Marie also enjoyed ballroom and line dancing with other seniors at the West Hartford Senior Center and walked several miles each day until her late eighties at West Farms Mall. courant.com, "Marie L. Kruczek," 14 Nov. 2019 The Range Festival Grounds General Admission Passes get festivalgoers into the festival grounds and experiences including line dancing in the Big Bourbon Bar. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Hometown Rising 2020 lineup includes Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Billy Ray Cyrus," 18 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of line dance

1948, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of line dance was in 1948

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“Line dance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/line%20dance. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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line dance

noun

English Language Learners Definition of line dance

: a dance done by a group of people who stand next to each other in a line and who all perform the same movements

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