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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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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.

Gangsta Walk

Dance; African-American

Street dance that originated in Memphis, Tennessee alongside "Buck" music during the 1990s. Gangsta Walking was suspected to be "invented" by a street dancer nicknamed "Capital D" (Dima Grinevich).

Buckin, Jokkin, Choppin

Dance; African-American

Street dance that originated in Memphis, Tennessee alongside "Buck" music during the 1990s. Gangsta Walking was suspected to be "invented" by a street dancer nicknamed "Capital D" (Dima Grinevich).

The Jerk

Dance; African-American

A popular dance craze from the 1960s. The song "The Jerk", written by Don Julian, and first recorded in 1964 by his Los Angeles soul vocal group The Larks for the Money label, scored a top-ten chart ...

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