Definition of Folk dance

1. Noun. A style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts).

2. Verb. Perform a folk-dance. "Sam and Sue folk dance"

Definition of Folk dance

1. Noun. Any dance traditionally performed by the common people of a specific region. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Folk Dance

folium vermis
folk art
folk ballad
folk culture
folk dance (current term)
folk dancer
folk dances
folk dancing
folk devil
folk devils
folk etymologies
folk etymology
folk hero
folk house
folk medicine
folk music
folk poet
folk rock
folk singer

Literary usage of Folk dance

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Art of Accompanying by Algernon H. Lindo (1916)
"Much of it is allied to the Folk-dance and is imbued with the lilt and rhythm of the dance-measures of the people. Therefore the two salient features of the ..."

2. Training the Boy by William Arch McKeever (1913)
"THE folk dance While condemning some of the present-day forms of the social dance, we may consistently point to the so-called folk dance with words of ..."

3. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1921)
"Crampton, CW folk dance Book for Elementary Schools. Pitman, $1.50. ... Keith, LB Historical folk dance Book. Mrs. LB Keith, Albuquerque, NM, 50c. ..."

4. The Healthful Art of Dancing by Luther Halsey Gulick (1910)
"Finnish Dance . . Harvest Dance 11. "folk dances and Games." Hungarian Dance . Csardas 10. " folk dances." Irish Dance. . . Jig 9. " folk dance Music." 10. ..."

5. Folk Dances and Games by Caroline Crawford (1908)
"COUNTRY DANCES It is probable that the Country Dances are the degenerate forms of the real folk dance among the English. Judging from the names and from the ..."

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