tea dance


Definition of tea dance 

: a dance held in the late afternoon

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No surprise tea dances revived in Cincinnati Cincinnati was the perfect place for a revival. Sharon Coolidge, Cincinnati.com, "Sunday afternoon dancing? Yep. This Cincinnati couple has revived LGBTQ tea dances.," 22 June 2018 Disco Daddy: DJ Bus Station John — the man someone, somewhere, once dubbed the Godfather of Bathhouse Disco — pays tribute to Prince during this month’s Disco Daddy, a once-a-month(ish) tea dance at the SF Eagle. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Bay Area arts and entertainment picks, April 13," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of tea dance

1885, in the meaning defined above

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