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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

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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