Definition of ballroom dancing in English:

ballroom dancing

Syllabification: ball·room danc·ing

noun

Formal social dancing in couples, popular as a recreation and also as a competitive activity. The ballroom dance repertoire includes dances developed from old European folk dances such as the waltz, Latin American dances such as the tango, rumba, and cha-cha, and dances of 20th-century origin such as the foxtrot and quickstep.
More example sentences
  • His main recreation remains ballroom dancing - tango, cha cha and waltz being his specialities.
  • Mention ballroom dancing and many immediately think of the waltz.
  • He was a neurosurgeon, yes, and a wonderful, wonderful man whose hobbies were skiing and dancing, ballroom dancing.

Derivatives

ballroom dance

noun
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  • They train for about three hours every weekday on ice plus another 1-2 hours off ice doing weightlifting, ballet, jazz, and ballroom dance.
  • Pre-professional and open-enrollment students can also take Pilates, musical theater, tap and jazz, ballroom dance, and hip-hop.
  • But these folks are serious about making ballroom dance, with many modern influences and additions, the new dance craze of the 21st century.

ballroom dancer

noun
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  • There are also a few serious ballroom dancers who take the opportunity to practice swirling around the wooden floor.
  • In the 1920s he made a living in London as an illustrator, theatre designer and ballroom dancer.
  • Are you a good ballroom dancer?

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