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

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Nearby, the brothers of the black fraternity Omega Psi Phi performed a synchronized line dance., "At Juneteenth, black Bostonians celebrate identity, unity in spirited cookout," 16 June 2018 In another corner of the room, a giant game of Twister occupied hands and feet; then a line dance, with pivots and hip bumps, broke out. New York Times, "Nick Cave Wants You to Work It Out on the Dance Floor," 8 June 2018 These scenes of Philip line dancing always get to me. Mike Ayers, Billboard, "'The Americans' Showrunners Pick the Series' 8 Best Musical Moments," 30 May 2018 Bernie’s Tap Room: TMC Legacy Dance Club line dance with Luanne, 7-9 p.m. June 13, 351 W. Main St., Waukesha, Free, (262) 844-4144. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What's going on in Milwaukee this week: June 8-14," 7 June 2018 Cheryl Rainsberger, manager of the Beardall Senior Center, says today the center is offering classes in horseshoes, beginning Tai Chi, line dance and Asian folk dance. Cassie Armstrong,, "National Senior Health & Fitness Day: How to celebrate in Central Florida," 30 May 2018 Let’s examine one in particular in this week’s observations: >> Defensive-line danceGood luck keeping track of who is playing where along the defensive line. Stephen Holder, Indianapolis Star, "Colts observations: Could this defensive line actually have depth?," 30 May 2018 Sponsored by Tierney Funeral Home, there will be line dancing led by caller Jim Gregory. Courant Community, "Community News For The Manchester Edition," 29 May 2018 In April, moms and dads came early to participate in different fit circuit stations, while at 7 p.m. May 14 there will be evening line dancing for families at the school. John Benson,, "Harrison Elementary School staff and students enjoying Motivational Mondays," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of line dance

1948, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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