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barn dance

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noun

a social gathering, originally held in a barn, and including square dances, round dances, and hoedown music.
any party featuring country dances, dress, music, etc.

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Origin of barn dance

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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barn dance

noun

British a progressive round country dance
US and Canadian a party with hoedown music and square-dancing
a party featuring country dancing
a disco or party held in a barn
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