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What is a 60/40 dance?

Asked by graynett (1024 points ) October 7th, 2012

My parents often tell me of the dances they went to as a 60–40

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AshlynM's avatar

I think they might be referring to a style of dance that was popular back in their day.

Jeruba's avatar

Wouldn’t it make sense to ask them when they’re talking about it?

jrpowell's avatar

Seems to refer to swing dancing.

glacial's avatar

This is the only definition for a 60/40 dance that I’ve heard. The men are around 60, the women are around 40.

AshlynM's avatar

@Jeruba I’m assuming the OP’s parents are passed, otherwise, I’m confused as to why he doesn’t ask them.

Jeruba's avatar

@AshlynM, “My parents often tell me” is present tense, which implies that they’re still living. If the OP had said “told me,” then I would draw the same conclusion you did.

Philip18's avatar

It refers to the percentages of the style of dance which will be played during the evening. A 50–50 dance night is 50% modern dances and 50% old-fashioned. A 60–40 dance has more modern dances, thus appealing to the “younger” people.

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