bran dance n old-fash
A dance or dancing party on a surface that is sprinkled with bran.
1833 Sketches D. Crockett 148 wTN, This is the famous bran dance of the west, and derives its name from the fact that the ground is generally sprinkled with the husk of Indian meal. 1883 (1972) McDowell Dialect Tales 152 Sth,They’re going to have a bran dance to-morrer over in the settlement [Ibid 155, We found the dancers in a rustic arbour… Floor there was none save the smooth earth covered three inches deep with wheat bran. Slightly dampened, it was pleasant to dance on; but Heaven preserve them when they danced it dry.] c1960 Wilson Coll.csKY, Bran-dance – an old fashioned solo dance, done on an open space at the country store or on a barn door [sic] properly sprinkled with bran or sand.- Dictionary of American Regional English, Volume I: Introduction and A-C