Recreation and Sports

gavotte
an old formal French dance in quadruple time
 
professional tennis
playing tennis for money
 
eightsome
a Scottish reel for eight dancers
 
tobogganing
riding on a long light sled with low handrails
 
comedy ballet
a ballet that stresses the drama with features of comedy
 
Saturnalia
an orgiastic festival in ancient Rome in honor of Saturn
 
folk dance
a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)
 
shimmy
lively dancing (usually to ragtime music) with much shaking of the shoulders and hips
 
last hurrah
a final performance or effort (especially before retirement)
 
horseback riding
the sport of sitting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
 
flamenco
a style of dancing characteristic of the Andalusian Gypsies; vigorous and rhythmic with clapping and stamping of feet
 
singing
the act of singing vocal music
 
rhumba
a folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement
 
bicycling
riding a bicycle
 
swimming
the act of swimming
 
bubble dance
a solo dance similar to a fan dance except large balloons are used instead of fans
 
pigsticking
the sport of hunting wild boar with spears
 
show
the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
 
feria
(in Spanish speaking regions) a local festival or fair, usually in honor of some patron saint
 
quadrille
a square dance of 5 or more figures for 4 or more couples
 
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