- a card listing, in order, the names of the partners with whom a woman has agreed to dance at a formal ball or party.
Origin of dance card
An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for dance card
Her dancing had called forth the admiration of everybody, and the young men crowded about, begging to see her dance-card.Patty's Friends
Presently he drew from his pocket a dance-card, glanced over it for the twentieth time, and replaced it with a sigh.The Eternal Boy
The program or dance-card of public balls and college class dances, has undeniable advantages.Etiquette