square dance


Definition of square dance

: a dance for four couples who form the sides of a square

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Other Words from square dance

square-dance \ ˈskwer-​ˌdan(t)s How to pronounce square-dance (audio) , -​ˌdän(t)s \ intransitive verb
square dancer noun
square dancing noun

Examples of square dance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As active members of the Knights of Columbus, Gladys and Phillip Emile started the Kacy Squares square dance club in East Hartford and were avid dancers for many years. courant.com, "Gladys M. Veillette," 5 Sep. 2019 There’s a community square dance on the festival’s opening day, July 21 (4:30), and a dance party in the amphitheater July 26 (8:30 p.m.) with live music by the Nortec Collective from Tijuana. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "Look for weird things to happen in the woods at Pilobolus’ second Five Senses Festival," 17 July 2019 It’s true; the lumbering D and the brusque Z better suit a square dance for livestock. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "The Bard of Bedtime," 8 Oct. 2019 The family played old-time square dance music at venues such as Ramona Town Hall. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Blues band is the ticket to celebrity, charitable events," 26 Sep. 2019 See them in action at the Saturday evening concert and square dance. BostonGlobe.com, "Native American Festival and Basketmakers Market," 14 June 2016 Today’s show at 1 p.m. in Warner Coliseum features square dance teams (yup, horse and rider), jumping figure 8, drill teams, pole weaving and barrels racing. Kathy Berdan, Twin Cities, "Today at the Fair: Sunday, Sept. 1: Friends of the Fair Day," 1 Sep. 2019 This old-fashioned patriotic event includes a parade around the plaza, an old-fashioned square dance, 19th century crafts and games. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Old Town San Diego offering free historical events in July and August," 2 July 2019 In addition to musical acts, the festival will include workshops on guitar, fiddle, banjo, ukulele and mandolin, as well as dance instructors teaching hula, square dance, swing and two-step. Taylor Mims, Billboard, "Taj Mahal & Peter Rowan to Headline Hawaii's Debut Kauai Folk Festival," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of square dance

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of square dance was in 1870

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Cite this Entry

“Square dance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/square%20dance. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of square dance

: a dance for four couples that begins with each couple facing one of the other couples so that the four couples form a square

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Kids Definition of square dance

: a dance for four couples who form the sides of a square

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