round dance


Definition of round dance

1 : a folk dance in which participants form a ring and move in a prescribed direction
2 : a ballroom dance in which couples progress around the room
3 : a series of movements performed by a bee to indicate that a source of food is nearby

Examples of round dance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lane Neaman played a drum and sang southern Oklahoma-style round dance songs. Rick Egan, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Nov. 2021 At the piece’s center is the composer’s dreamlike vision of his New Yorker neighbors joining in a round dance from his native Syria., 9 Oct. 2021 Interspersed with the regular dances on the program were round dance exhibitions by three groups. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 June 2021 Clinics on the round dance, contra and the square dance are scheduled in the early afternoon with a waltz quadrille clinic and workshops at 3 p.m. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 June 2021 Ron and Ann enjoyed square/round dancing, playing cards with family and friends, tending to his garden, traveling, camping, fishing, white water rafting, and spending time at his condo in Florida., 22 July 2019

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First Known Use of round dance

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of round dance was in 1530

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“Round dance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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