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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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The Dolphin

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. ...

Tornado

Dance; African-American

A name used in Lindy Hop for a dance move in which the leader executes a swingout but on the four counts of the return. This dance was a hit around 1910 at a Negro cabaret, Purcell's, on the Barbary ...

Locking

Dance; African-American

Originally danced to traditional funk music, such as that produced or performed by James Brown. This is a style of funk dance, which is today also associated with hip hop.

Campbellocking

Dance; African-American

Originally danced to traditional funk music, such as that produced or performed by James Brown. This is a style of funk dance, which is today also associated with hip hop.

Robot

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 ...

lindy hop

Dance; African-American

An energetic American dance that was popular in the 1930s (probably named for the aviator Charles Lindbergh).

bamboula

Dance; African-American

An American Blacks' dance to tambourine accompaniment.

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