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Sharing Common Ground: Social Dancing in the U.S.A.

Dancing is sheer pleasure for socializing, exercise, and self-expression. Dancing means celebration—people gathering together, with food and drink, at weddings, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, holidays, block parties, for fundraisers, or just at end-of-the-week get-together parties. These social events take place in a variety of settings, from private homes to public parks. Dancing brings people together and continues to play a role in courtship.

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