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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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cahrleston

Dance; African-American

It is a dance named for the harbor city of Charleston, South Carolina. Fast-paced 1920s dance characterized by energetic kicking.

conga

Dance; African-American

Conga dance was a part of the Congo slaves' religion, but people from the United States during 1930s found the dance interesting, because it was fun and easy to dance to. There was no hustle in ...

cakewalk

Dance; African-American

Dance was developed from a "Prize Walk" done in the days of slavery, generally at get-togethers on plantations in the Southern United States. At the conclusion of a performance of the original form ...

twezerk

Dance; African-American

The act of dancing uncontrollably by shaking your hips in an up-and-down motion. ("wow - that girl is going twezerk!")

twork

Dance; African-American

An uncoordinated dancer attempting to twerk in front of a crowd. (eg. "that girl is a real twork")

twerkitis

Dance; African-American

A rare condition when one's legs and hips suffer severe pain while dancing ("I'm sorry, I'm afraid you have severe Twerkitis Miley")

Samba

Dance; African-American

A Brazilian dance of African origin with a basic pattern of step-close-step-close and characterized by a dip and spring upward at each beat of the music .

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