Definition of Dance music

1. Noun. A genre of popular music composed for ballroom dancing.

2. Noun. Music to dance to.

Definition of Dance music

1. Noun. Music composed to accompany social dancing. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dance Music

dance attendance
dance band
dance card
dance cards
dance floor
dance floors
dance hall
dance halls
dance lesson
dance mat
dance music (current term)
dance of death
dance on someone's grave
dance orchestra
dance pad
dance palace
dance school
dance step
dance studio
dance therapy

Literary usage of Dance music

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1870)
"In dance-music he included the whole category of polkas, waltzes, ... AYRTON has said about dance-music as contradistinguished from music proper, I must, ..."

2. Modern Music and Musicians by Louis Charles Elson (1918)
"... Course for Piano—Accompaniments—dance music—The Organ—Hymn-playing—Violin, etc.—Time-tables. THEORY without practice is but the shadow of the substance. ..."

3. University Musical Encyclopedia by Louis Charles Elson (1912)
"dance music has played a most important part in the origin of FORM, if it be not the original form, of all music in all countries. ..."

4. Modern Dancing by Vernon Castle, Irene Castle (1914)
"XII PROPER dance music MUSIC is really more expressive of the ... always beloved and considered beautiful; but dance music is the expression of the moment. ..."

5. Famous Composers and Their Works by John Knowles Paine, Theodore Thomas, Karl Klauser (1891)
"will be convinced that there was in the mind and heart of Auber something more than dance music. We have there grand and beautiful music, ..."

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