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square dance

Syllabification: square dance

Definition of square dance in English:

noun

A country dance that starts with four couples facing one another in a square, with the steps and movements shouted out by a caller.
Example sentences
  • She looked like she had just stepped out of a square dance, boots and all.
  • We wanted to do a square dance too but we couldn't find a caller.
  • Once a year, they close the place down and have a square dance in the main street.

verb

(square dance) [no object] (often as noun square dancing) Back to top  
Participate in a square dance.
Example sentences
  • The traditional music of white Australia and ‘bush dancing,’ which has been described as similar to square-dancing without a caller, are also popular.
  • It was an upbeat country song, and Zack was trying to teach Tanya how to square dance.
  • The only thing the public school system taught me in junior high was how to square dance.

Derivatives

square dancer

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noun
Example sentences
  • And this June they celebrate their 21st birthday with what promises to be one hell of a party with square dancers coming from all over Australia to help them dance the night away.
  • The five described themselves as square dancers.
  • There will be actors strolling among the crowds, square dancers, singers, mimes and someone creating balloon animals.

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