folk dance

noun
1.
a dance that originated among, and has been transmitted through, the common people. Compare court dance.
2.
a piece of music for such a dance.

Origin:
1905–10

folk dancer, noun
folk dancing, noun
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folk dance
 
n
1.  any of various traditional rustic dances often originating from festivals or rituals
2.  a piece of music composed for such a dance
 
vb
3.  to perform a folk dance
 
folk dancing
 
n

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Example sentences
The majority of these dance troupes perform ballet, folk dance, or modern dance.
Chamber music, choral singing, and folk dance are living metaphors of community.
There is the type with a kind of swing, a folk dance feeling, a clear melody.
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