square dance

noun

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

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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 The farm's museum will continue to host school field trips, summer square dances, and campfires, as well as monthly events like the upcoming equine day in October, said Sandy. Janice Steinhagen, Courant Community, "Blue Slope Farm Sells Off Its Milking Herd," 2 July 2018 Summer square dances will take place on July 21, Aug. 18 and Sept. 8, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. each night. Courant Community, "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 10 July 2018 Summer square dances will take place on July 21, Aug. 18 and Sept. 8, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. each night. Courant Community, "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 10 July 2018 Summer square dances will take place on July 21, Aug. 18 and Sept. 8, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. each night. Courant Community, "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 10 July 2018 Summer square dances will take place on July 21, Aug. 18 and Sept. 8, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. each night. Courant Community, "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of square dance

1870, in the meaning defined above

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square dance

noun

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

square dance

noun

Kids Definition of square dance

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

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