dance band

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dance band a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing
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Quotations

  • Yiddish Proverb
    Yiddish Proverb
    “The girl who can't dance says the band can't play.”

Usage

In literature:

Bands played, tired soldiers danced, shouted, and hugged each other.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The band struck up a merry waltz, and the fairies and brownies began to dance with vigour.
"Red Rose and Tiger Lily" by L. T. Meade
Rumor whispered there were to be gigantic tents with games and dancing; bands of music; fireworks; and every imaginable dainty to eat.
"Carl and the Cotton Gin" by Sara Ware Bassett
The circus troupe had brought a fairly good band with them, and to its music the gay, happy throng were dancing.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
It was the last dance, and the band played very quickly.
"The Privet Hedge" by J. E. Buckrose
The band, such as it was, struck up a few bars of music, and the dance began.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
The band plays, and some cadets dance with one another on the open middle deck.
"Little Folks (Septemeber 1884)" by Various
I found her in Madrid, the dancing-girl of a band of gypsies.
"The Duke's Motto" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
Jack knew it well, and his heart danced to it as the band marched out into the road.
"Soldiers of the Queen" by Harold Avery
In his halls stood choruses of singers and bands of dancing girls, and serving-maids stood ready to obey his least sign.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
This girl was an orphan, picked up by the band of players, that made her dance and sing for her keeping.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
The band played the spring and I danced it round, while my cousin eyed me with extorted approval.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The centre of the room was cleared, and several people were dancing to the strains of a band.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 7" by Various
After dinner we'll have dancing, I'll get the string band from Jackleg.
"Frances of the Ranges" by Amy Bell Marlowe
It is a first-class brass band and I found it rather thrilling to dance to it.
"A "Y Girl in France" by Katherine Shortall
After the band arrived and was stationed in the conservatory out of sight, an attempt was made to get up a dance.
"The History and Records of the Elephant Club" by Knight Russ Ockside and Q. K. Philander Doesticks
They were obviously the members of a dance band.
"Queen of the Flaming Diamond" by Leroy Yerxa
We would stay the night and have a dance, with a band of our own.
"The Brightener" by C. N. Williamson
They now followed the band to the inn, where Florian and Crescence opened the dance.
"Black Forest Village Stories" by Berthold Auerbach
Dance bands and popular ensembles proliferated in the high schools and youth clubs.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
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In poetry:

See ! the gallant band advances,
Glitt'ring sabres brandish'd high ;
Hope in ev'ry bosom dances,
Courage speaks in ev'ry eye.
"The Last Adieu" by Laura Sophia Temple
All: Come away while the moon's in the woodland,
We'll dance and then feast in a dairy.
Though youngest of all in our good band,
You are wasting away, little fairy.
"The Fairy Pendant" by William Butler Yeats
One night I dreamt that on a shore
Of far-off Eastern lands I stood,
And to my ears the breezes bore
Faint music from a mystic wood,
And lo, before me on the sand
There danced a beauteous virgin band.
"A Dream One Night" by R S Ward
But, as you have before been told,
This Stripling, sportive, gay, and bold,
And, with his dancing crest,
So beautiful, through savage lands
Had roamed about, with vagrant bands
Of Indians in the West.
"Ruth" by William Wordsworth

In news:

Chicago party/dance rock 'n' blues band Head Honchos' will perform at the Armor Inn Tap Room, 5381 Abbott Road, Hamburg on Saturday, Nov 17 beginning at 9 p.m.
Join Blue Velvet, a live Big Band playing old and new Jazz standards, to dance the night away.
They are essentially a dance band in the DFA tradition of weirdness, mixing retro sound that borders on nerdy with way too much enthusiasm to create a cult-like party that sucks you in and gets you to stay for a while.
And by the time the show was heading toward its finish, about 50 people had filled the floor in front of the stage and were dancing to the band's demonstrative grooves .
Occidental Brothers Dance Band International with Samba Mapangala.
This eight-piece cover band plays dance favorites.
The Dance Band Challenge The reality is that you'll have limited options for quality dance bands that can deliver a US playlist in international locations.
Jake Shears, the out frontman for the dance quintet Scissor Sisters, says his band is indebted to the music of Donna Summer, which he says was the soundtrack of the gay liberation movement, during an interview with Britain's Channel 4 news.
This Friday (9/7) is the kickoff of its 85th anniversary with a big band dance featuring the Original Knights of Swing from 7 – 10p.
What's up MV: Maestro guitarists, dock dances, and cover bands.
Baltimorean Named Nation's Top Marching Band Dance Captain.
Holiday beers, Repeal Day and dancing to samba bands.
Too Heavy Boxes, a local garage pop band, Austin garage surf/punk band La Migra and La Snacks, an Austin band — with local roots — that really wants to make you dance.
Northern Lights Band Leader Joe Andrew rocks out at the fiddle dance in Bethel, AK 120922 BOB HALLINEN — Anchorage Daily News Buy Photo.
There are live bands, dancing, German beers and even a kids carnival.
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In science:

There would be dancing, and once we even hired a band.
Leo and me
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