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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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Cha-Cha Slide

Dance; African-American

A line dance with called instructions. It is an updated version of the Electric Slide. Produced by Hudson Beaudy, Frederick L. Johnson, Ken Uchida, DJ Eric B, Men On Business. DJ Casper developed the ...


Dance; African-American

A dance-centric subgenre of hip hop music,that originated around 2001, in Bankhead, West Atlanta, the United States. It is not known exactly who has created snap, though D4L, Dem Franchize Boys, and, ...


Dance; African-American

An umbrella term used to describe dance styles that evolved outside of dance studios in any available open space such as streets, parks, school yards, raves, and nightclubs.


Dance; African-American

Street dance popularized in the United States that is characterized by free, expressive, exaggerated, and highly energetic movement. Krumping originated in South Central Los Angeles, CA during the ...


Dance; African-American

A form of street dance associated with hyphy music. The term, which originated as an acronym for Taking Up Room on the Floor, was created by the influential turf dancer Jeriel Bey; the dance form was ...


Dance; African-American

A dance technique that presents the illusion of the dancer being pulled backwards while attempting to walk forward. A popping move, it became popular around the world after Michael Jackson executed ...

Cabbage Patch Dance

Dance; African-American

A dance involving putting the hands together in the form of fists and moving them in a horizontal, circular motion. The Gucci Crew II had a song describing the dance, as well as Dr. Dre and DJ Yella ...

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