a dance that originated among, and has been transmitted through, the common people.Compare court dance.
a piece of music for such a dance.
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Origin of folk dance
First recorded in 1905–10
Related formsfolk dancer, nounfolk dancing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for folk dance
any of various traditional rustic dances often originating from festivals or rituals
a piece of music composed for such a dance
verb folk-dance (intr)
to perform a folk dance
Derived Formsfolk dancing, noun
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