round dance

noun

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 After an opening song from the Little Earth Singers and the round dance, attendees heard from speaker Fred Desjarlait of Red Lake Reservation, who heads Anishinaabe Urban Culture Connection, and watched a rap performance in English and Dakhota languages from recording artist Reuben Kitto Stately. Madison Karas, Star Tribune, 22 June 2021 The convention will open formally today with registration and opening ceremonies in Balboa Park at 9 a.m. Square dance and round dance workshops will be held in the morning in the Balboa Park club, the municipal gymnasium, the recital hall and federal building. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 June 2021 Mesmerized parents and their children grinned as the performance transitioned into a round dance and the emcee invited onlookers to join hands around the firepit. Ivy Scott, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Oct. 2022 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. BostonGlobe.com, 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. courant.com, 22 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of round dance was in 1530

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“Round dance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/round%20dance. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

round dance

noun
1
: a folk dance in which participants form a ring and move in a certain direction
2
: a series of movements performed by a bee to indicate that a source of food is nearby
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