Definition of ballroom dancing in English:

ballroom dancing


  • 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.

    • ‘My friend was trying to teach me to break dance, but my first love will always be ballroom dancing!’
    • ‘His main recreation remains ballroom dancing - tango, cha cha and waltz being his specialities.’
    • ‘We also teach ballroom dancing, which is popular among Anglo-Indians.’
    • ‘The social stigma surrounding ballroom dancing in Japan is one reason why he conceals the pursuit from his family.’
    • ‘She also has the pleasure of continuing with her training in ballroom dancing while achieving her competencies.’
    • ‘Although ballroom dancing is popular in the townships, there are no ballet teachers there.’
    • ‘Anyway she taught us all how to ballroom dance in a way that was different, because some of it was just dance moves made to looked like ballroom dancing.’
    • ‘He was a neurosurgeon, yes, and a wonderful, wonderful man whose hobbies were skiing and dancing, ballroom dancing.’
    • ‘O'Connor actually competed in ballroom dancing when she was between seven and ten.’
    • ‘And these kids aren't dancing on the ceiling, but they are ballroom dancing.’
    • ‘The couple started ballroom dancing lessons three years ago.’
    • ‘Mention ballroom dancing and many immediately think of the waltz.’
    • ‘Just before her mother's death in 1958, Nerina decided to take up ballroom dancing and joined a dance club.’
    • ‘But aside from that, he was the most popular man on the floor of many dance halls in the golden age of ballroom dancing.’
    • ‘There is entertainment galore, from choirs and music to ballroom dancing and various competitions.’
    • ‘Then they do a few more hours of off ice work every day - ballroom dancing, Latin dancing, hip hop, and gym work.’
    • ‘For example, ballroom dancing had been popular in the Cape cities after the war.’
    • ‘She loves dancing and plans to continue ballroom dancing with her husband for many years to come.’
    • ‘Competitive ballroom and Latin dancing should never be confused with ballroom dancing.’
    • ‘At first that meant giving the sales staff lessons in ballroom dancing to help them develop an air of sophistication.’