Definition of base dance in English:

base dance

noun

historical
  • A dance in slow time consisting of gliding movements and stately posing, the feet being only slightly raised from the ground.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in Review of English Studies. From base + dance, after Middle French basse dance.

Pronunciation

base dance

/ˈbeɪs dans//ˈbeɪs dɑːns/