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Social dance is a major category or classification of danceforms or dance styles, where sociability and socializing are the primary focuses of the dancing.
This compares to other major categories based on purpose:
Many social dances are partner dances. In fact, quite often when spoken about social dances, ballroom or other partner dances are kept in mind. However it is natural to include in this category such groups of dances as circle dances, line dances, novelty dances, or simply club dancing in solo.
- Ballroom dance
- Club dance
- Country/western dance
- Ethnic dance
- Folk dance
- Square dance
- Street dance
There may be aspects of any of the above dance forms that are either competitive or performance-oriented in nature.
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