dance hall


a public establishment that, for an admission fee, provides its patrons with music and space for dancing and, sometimes, dancing partners and refreshments.

Origin of dance hall

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for dance hall

Historical Examples of dance hall

  • Two on the outside stood off the proprietor of the dance-hall.

    Blazed Trail Stories

    Stewart Edward White

  • With the advent of the good woman, the dance-hall girl was doomed.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service

  • And this was a Dawson dance-hall, the trump card in the nightly game of despoliation.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service

  • It was in one of the corridors of the dance-hall in the early hours of the morning.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service

  • An English "duchess" being thrown out of a dance-hall in Paris.