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country dance

a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets and perform a series of movements, esp facing one another in a line
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4) These are some of the first country dances that Sharp noted.
HISTORY OF SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING Country dances became popular in Scotland in the early 18th Century, although country dances had been danced in England and Europe for more than 100 years.
Barnard College contributes the jazzy Eight Jelly Rolls, and Hunter College completes the program with Country Dances.
SULLIVAN'S Hotel in Gort launches a new series of Thursday night Country dances tonight when Patrick Feeney and his band take the stage.
Looking today at all these bourgeois city-folk teaching and dancing folk dances, and in the case of the English Country Dances, doing reels, jigs and longways set dances with indeterminate, varied and multiple historical origins among villagers and gentry (but increasingly including dances written in the present "in the historical tradition"), I wondered who they thought they were imitating in 'doing it right.
Gordon Coutts, QC, dismissed as 'absurd' any suggestion that people can be prevented from tumbling at Scottish country dances.
Her role as accompanist has also caused parallels to be drawn between Anne Elliot and Jane Austen, who wrote to her sister Cassandra that she would "practise country dances, that we may have some amusement for our nephews & neices, when we have the pleasure of their company" (27-28 December 1808).
Deja viewed, it recalled those endless afternoons at the International Eisteddfod when Middle European bureaucrats in peasant costumes no peasant could afford dance simple country dances of such complexity as to tax Nureyev.
Country dances break out on the Dance Stage; Celtic music and environmental songs get the spotlight on the Railroad Stage.
Company C Contemporary Ballet, based in San Francisco, has performed the jazzy, humorous Eight Jelly Rolls (1971) and the playful Country Dances (1976).
Country dances are performed in sets by couples in two parallel lines, one of ladies and one of men.
Though relationships between characters are confusing in the earlier crowd sequences, the gaiety of a community festival is charmingly conveyed by a combination of Renaissance-era country dances and general tomfoolery.