Partner dancePartner dances are danced by couples together but independently of others dancing at the same time, if any, as opposed to individuals dancing alone or individually in a non-coordinated manner, and as opposed to groups of people dancing simultaneously in a coordinated manner.
Partner dances are a form of social dance, where two people stay together for the duration of the dance. The dance lasts as long as an individual song.
In ballroom-style partner dances, one, typically a man, is the leader; the other, typically a woman, is the follower. They maintain a connection with each other called dance frame.
In promenade-style partner dancing there is no leader or follower, and the couple dance side-by-side maintaining a connection with each other through a promenade handhold. The man dances traditionally to the left of the woman.
Partner dances are typical danced at social events featuring recorded music.
See also Wikipedia:Dance basic topics