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contra dance

noun as in barn dance


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The figures were compounded of the contra-dance and reel, with some remarkable touches of the Mandingo balance.

Will you do me the honor, lovely coryphe, to accept my hand for this contra-dance?

Leila and Vera had promised an ancient Irish contra dance in costume.

Contra-dance is better than country-dance, the latter word being a corruption; but it has become admissible from long use.

And, very gracefully, he sketched a step or two in contra-dance to his own shadow on the grass.

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On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to contra dance, such as: contredanse, folk dance, hoedown, and square dance.

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