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  • n. A type of folk dance style in which couples dance in two facing lines of indefinite length.

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French contredanse (Wiktionary)

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    July 4, 2009

  • Contra dance (also contradance, contra-dance and other variant spellings) refers to several folk dance styles in which couples dance in two facing lines of indefinite length. Contra dances can be found around the world, though they are especially popular in the United States. Contra dance is also referred to as traditional New England folk dance.
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    February 25, 2008