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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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Vogue

Dance; African-American

A highly stylized, modern house dance that evolved out of the Harlem ballroom scene in the 1960s. It gained mainstream exposure when featured in Malcolm McLaren's 1989 single Deep in Vogue, when ...

The Worm

Dance; African-American

A dance motion often associated with breakdancing and "funk" subculture in which a subject lies supine and forms a rippling motion through their body, creating a wave reminiscent of a worm crawling. ...

Mannequin

Dance; African-American

An illusionary street dance style often confused with popping that attempts to imitate a dancing robot or mannequin. Roboting gained fame after The Jacksons used the dance when they performed Dancing ...

Juke Joint

Dance; African-American

Vernacular term for an informal establishment featuring music, dancing, gambling, and drinking, primarily operated by African American people in the southeastern United States. The term "juke" is ...

Barrelhouse

Dance; African-American

Vernacular term for an informal establishment featuring music, dancing, gambling, and drinking, primarily operated by African American people in the southeastern United States. The term "juke" is ...

Jerk

Dance; African-American

A street dance from Los Angeles. Since 2009, jerkin' has gained fans along the West Coast and is gaining popularity on the East Coast.

Crip Walk (C-Walk)

Dance; African-American

A dance originated in the early 1970s by the Crip Gang from Compton, a suburb of Los Angeles, California by Crip gang members.

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