Social dance is that category of dances that have a social function and context. Social dances are generally intended for participation rather than performance and can be led and followed with relative ease. They are often danced merely to socialise and for entertainment, though they may have ceremonial, competitive and erotic functions.
Many social dances of European origin are partner dances(see Ballroom dance) but this is quite rare elsewhere, where there may be instead be circle dances or line dances, perhaps reserved for those of a certain age, sex or social position.
Usage examples of "social dance".
In Venice's complex and sometimes deadly social dance, losing face was as dangerous to such a family as losing money—.
In Venice's complex and sometimes deadly social dance, losing face was as dangerous to such a family as losing moneymore so, in many ways.
You want to take me someplace private but we'll do our little social dance on the deck first.
It was a social dance and had certain rules that had to be followed.
He was too new to civilization to understand the complex social dance everyone else breezed through.
They went through the social dance, Hello there, good looking, how’.