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African-American

Cultural dance developed within African American communities in everyday spaces, rather than in studios, schools or companies.These dances are usually centered on folk and social dance practice, though performance dance often supply complementary aspects to this.

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Hustle

Dance; African-American

A catchall name for several disco dances which were extremely popular in the 1970s. Today it mostly refers to the unique partner dance done in ballrooms and nightclubs to disco music. It has some ...

Swing

Dance; African-American

A group of dances that developed concurrently with the swing style of jazz music in the 1920s, '30s and '40s, although the earliest of these dance forms predate swing jazz music. While the majority ...

Cakewalk

Dance; African-American

A dance developed from a "Prize Walk" done in the days of slavery, generally at get-togethers on plantations in the Southern United States.

Juba

Dance; African-American

Originally known as Pattin' Juba (Giouba, Haiti: Djouba), is a style of dance that involves stomping as well as slapping and patting the arms, legs, chest, and cheeks. "Pattin' Juba" would be used to ...

Handbone

Dance; African-American

Originally known as Pattin' Juba (Giouba, Haiti: Djouba), is a style of dance that involves stomping as well as slapping and patting the arms, legs, chest, and cheeks. "Pattin' Juba" would be used to ...

B-Boy

Dance; African-American

Often called "breakdancing", it is a popular style of street dance that was created and developed as part of hip-hop culture among African Americans and, later, among Latino youths in New York City.

Popping

Dance; African-American

A dance style and one of the original funk styles of dance that is thought to have come from San Francisco Bay Area, California during the 1960s-70s.

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