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Dance parties

ball

noun

a formal social event at which there is dancing and usually a meal

barn dance

noun

a social occasion at which people do traditional dances in groups

ceilidh

noun

a social event at which people sing and dance to traditional Scottish or Irish music

corroboree

noun

an aboriginal festival of singing and dancing

dance

noun

a social event where there is music for people to dance to

dinner dance

noun

a social event in the evening where a formal meal is served and music is played for dancing

disco

noun

a place or event where people dance to popular music

knees-up

noun

a lively party with dancing

masked ball

noun

a formal dance at which the guests wear masks

masquerade

noun

a formal dance where people wear masks and dress as famous people or characters

prom

noun

a dance for secondary school students, usually held at the end of the year

rave

noun

a very large party, often held in a big empty building or outside, where people dance to music and sometimes take illegal drugs. This type of party was very popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

rave-up

noun

a noisy party where you dance and drink alcohol

tea dance

noun

an occasion where people have tea and dance in the afternoon

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