line dance


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 The Line Dance group from Country Club Senior Center will demonstrate some line dance moves. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Sorority recognizes members," 13 July 2019 But the most memorable sequence is a stand-alone gem — a rhythmic line dance by five dancers, hands joined, unleashing furious moves to an unrelenting beat, breaking apart only to grab empty air., "Black Grace’s ‘Kiona and the Little Bird Suite’ takes flight - The Boston Globe," 28 Oct. 2019 There also will be line dancing, plenty of food and cow chip bingo. Daily Pilot, "O.C. Fair has a farm, and it’s turning 30 — Centennial Farm will ring in milestone with birthday barbecue," 3 Oct. 2019 On April 19, Brown filmed himself performing a simple line dance to the track and posted it to his Instagram page. Maeve Mcdermott, USA TODAY, "The next ‘Old Town Road?' Trap-country goes viral again with Blanco Brown’s ‘The Git Up’," 11 June 2019 The Redwood Grove picnic area is a scenic gem, too, though the spot’s natural tranquility will no doubt be interrupted by the line dancing planned at the 5 p.m. event. Sal Pizarro, The Mercury News, "Former SJSU professor tackles discrimination with children’s book," 4 Sep. 2019 Learn how to dance at a six-week summer line dance lesson program in Marshfield. Corey Dockser,, "Sidewalk art, line dancing, and a new old-time market," 8 Aug. 2019 Singles and couples are welcome; line dances and couples’ dances will be included in the band’s repertoire. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Sorority recognizes members," 13 July 2019 There’s line dance, Afro-fusion, Bollywood and more at Cloud Gate and on the Great Lawn at Pritzker Pavilion. Lauren Warnecke,, "Add your feet to Chicago’s SummerDance — no other city comes close," 1 July 2019

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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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30 Nov 2019

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“Line dance.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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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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