Recreation and Sports

Charleston
an American ballroom dance in syncopated rhythm; popular early in the 20th century
 
lucky dip
a game in which prizes (e.g., candies or coins) are concealed in a container and for a small sum a player can draw one out at random
 
spiccato
bowing in such a way that the bow bounces lightly off the strings
 
shimmy
lively dancing (usually to ragtime music) with much shaking of the shoulders and hips
 
singles
tennis played with one person on each side
 
encore
an extra or repeated performance; usually given in response to audience demand
 
pas seul
(ballet) a solo dance or dance figure
 
mambo
a Latin American dance similar in rhythm to the rumba
 
ballroom dancing
any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom
 
softball
a game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond and with a ball that is larger and softer
 
jumping
the act of participating in an athletic competition in which you must jump
 
crooning
singing in a soft low tone
 
waggery
a quaint and amusing jest
 
buck-and-wing
a solo tap dance emphasizing sharp taps
 
promenade
a square dance figure; couples march counterclockwise in a circle
 
step dancing
dancing in which the steps are more important than gestures or postures
 
mazurka
a Polish national dance in triple time
 
guessing game
a game in which participants compete to identify some obscurely indicated thing
 
game of chance
a game that involves gambling
 
professional baseball
playing baseball for money
 
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