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Dance party

A dance party (also referred to as a dance) is a social gathering where

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See also

Some dance events may put an emphasis on certain genres of dance. For example, an event may feature swing or square dancing rather than dancing in general. A masked ball is a type of costume party that features dancing. Dance parties at which people mainly dance Tango are called Milongas.

Specialized events

A dance party that is gaining popularity is the Bollywood dance party, featuring music from Hindi cinema from India. A popular dance party that demonstrates this style of music and dance combination is produced by Wicked Karma [7] that is produced by Christie Lo and DJ RDX [8]

At wedding receptions, the newlywed couple may opt to have a first dance (before all guests are invited to participate on the dance floor).

Dances are common for Quinceañeras,[6] sweet sixteen parties and débutante celebrations. Some of these coming of age events involve a father-daughter dance.

In the Jewish community, Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations often involve dances.[5]

Cultural milestones

. smoke machines and strobe lighting, such as lighting effects and visual; however, some dance parties feature live instrumentalists or musicians playing their music live on an instrument, or with a laptop. Raves and other large, modern dance parties use laptop or with a compact discs, vinyl records songs from recorded who selects and plays pre-DJ, and is often supplied by a sound system or a more powerful PA systemThe music at dance parties is usually played through a

Dance parties are usually held at night, and may be hosted in private homes, bars,[4] gymnasiums, nightclubs, community centers, ballrooms, or other large open spaces suitable for use as a dance floor by many people simultaneously.

A rave held in a warehouse-sized venue, with elaborate lighting and powerful sound system.


In Australia, dance parties are popular amongst teenagers, to the point that many dance parties are held specifically for teenagers in nightclubs or other locations which allow underage guests, who are usually unable to attend such places due to local laws.[3]


One type of formal dance, known as a ball, is a dance event where guests dress formally. In Western culture, a male may don white tie and a female may don a ball gown. Dinner dances are formal dances where dinner is served. Often, the style of music played at a ball is most suited to ballroom dancing.

Formal dances

One of the most significant school dances is prom, a relatively formal event normally reserved for Junior grade and Senior grade students. Some schools host similar formal events for the lower grades. In the 1950s, informal school dances in the United States were often called sock hops. The traditional Sadie Hawkins dance may be formal or semi-formal.

In the United States

A school dance is a dance sponsored by a school, and may be casual or formal. Casual school dances were originally limited to Western countries, although schools in other countries are beginning to adopt such events. There are some schools, such as Arlington High School, that prohibit school-hosted dances, citing sex and alcohol problems.[2]

School dances

Casual dances are dances that do not have a formal dress requirement; these may include school and community events, raves, evening entertainments provided for guests aboard a Halloween and Mardis Gras.

Casual dances


  • Casual dances 1
  • School dances 2
    • In the United States 2.1
  • Formal dances 3
  • Popularity 4
  • Ambience 5
  • Cultural milestones 6
  • Specialized events 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9

. tea dances Dances commonly take place during the evening, although some are held earlier during the daytime; such events are known as [1]

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