Social dance is a major category or classification of danceforms or dance styles, where sociability and socializing are the primary focuses of the dancing.
Social dances can be danced with a variety of partners and still be led and followed in a relaxed, easy atmosphere.
This compares to other major categories based on purpose:
Many social dances are partner dances.
In fact, quite often when spoken about social dances, ballroom or other partner dances are kept in mind.
However it is natural to include in this category such groups of dances as circle dances, line dances, novelty dances, or simply club dancing in solo.
Country and Western dance
English country dance
Folk dance (or Ethnic dance)
Scottish country dance
Irish and Scottish Céilidh