Definition of square dance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    square dance

    BrE BrE//ˈskweə dɑːns//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskwer dæns//
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  1. 1a traditional dance from the US in which groups of four couples dance together, starting the dance by facing each other in a square
  2. 2a social event at which people dance square dances
  3. Culture A 'caller' tells the dancers what steps to do. Square dances are popular in all parts of the US, but are especially associated with Appalachia and the western states.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: square dance