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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ball′room dance`(n.)

  1. any of a variety of dances performed by couples, as the waltz and tango.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of ballroom dance:

1890–95

ball′room danc`ing(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ballroom dancing, ballroom dance(noun)

    any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom

Freebase

  1. Ballroom dance

    Ballroom dance is a set of partner dances, which are enjoyed both socially and competitively around the world. Because of its performance and entertainment aspects, ballroom dance is also widely enjoyed on stage, film, and television. Ballroom dance may refer, at its widest, to almost any type of social dancing as recreation. However, with the emergence of dancesport in modern times, the term has become narrower in scope. It usually refers to the International Standard and International Latin style dances. These styles were developed in England, and are now regulated by the World Dance Council. In the United States, two additional variations are popular: American Smooth and American Rhythm. There are also a number of historical dances, and local or national dances, which may be danced in ballrooms or salons. Sequence dancing, in pairs or other formations, is still a popular style of ballroom dance.

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