Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of dancehall.

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Examples

  • Living in his mother's house on Perdido Street in the black section of the Storyville neighbourhood, making a living by delivering coal, milk and newspapers, he would have heard the bands playing the new form of music – a bouillabaisse of ragtime, French quadrilles, work songs, hymns and marches – in the local "tonks", which merged the functions of bars, dancehalls, grocery stalls and bordellos.

    Louis Armstrong buys a cornet

  • Living in his mother's house on Perdido Street in the black section of the Storyville neighbourhood, making a living by delivering coal, milk and newspapers, he would have heard the bands playing the new form of music – a bouillabaisse of ragtime, French quadrilles, work songs, hymns and marches – in the local "tonks", which merged the functions of bars, dancehalls, grocery stalls and bordellos.

    Louis Armstrong buys a cornet

  • The main venue for the festival will be the Low Level Railway Station, magnificently transformed into a ballroom for the duration, and history buffs can go to an interactive website which has reconstructed the interiors of Wolverhampton's historic dancehalls.

    This week's new dance

  • "I would just get in a train and get off at any stop and walk around and try to talk to strangers," Mr. Hoyle says, from gigolos to people at Puerto Rican dancehalls.

    One-Man Show Coming Home to San Francisco

  • Cora Crippen, better known as Belle Elmore, last graced London's dancehalls in January of 1910.

    DNA upends century-old murder verdict

  • He started his own group in Miami and introduced the Conga Line to mainstream U.S. dancehalls.

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  • Living in his mother's house on Perdido Street in the black section of the Storyville neighbourhood, making a living by delivering coal, milk and newspapers, he would have heard the bands playing the new form of music – a bouillabaisse of ragtime, French quadrilles, work songs, hymns and marches – in the local "tonks", which merged the functions of bars, dancehalls, grocery stalls and bordellos.

    Louis Armstrong buys a cornet

  • He said the dancehalls had taught him "that irresponsible way" of playing.

    Paulo Moura obituary

  • Instead he quickly immersed himself in Rio's musical scene, simultaneously playing in orchestras, big bands and at the many samba dancehalls that proliferated during Rio's swinging 50s.

    Paulo Moura obituary

  • The set list stuck to songs the band undoubtedly played at the dancehalls around their native Tacoma in 1966, evenly split between originals and well-worn covers like "Walkin 'The Dog," "Keep A-Knockin '," and of course the garage band anthem "Louie, Louie."

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