buck dance


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Related to buck dance: clog dancing, flatfooting

buck dance

n.
An energetic step dance performed in minstrel and vaudeville shows by an African-American male or a white male in blackface, considered to be a precursor to tap dancing.
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For students of mountain clogging, square dancing, and buck dance, a series of calls explains the complex movements of right-hand star, allemande, circling, and birdie or crow in the cage.
Slim's highjinks and stories notwithstanding, there are certainly grim economies of death and dying in the black-South world of Brown's poetry, "nachal men" who buck dance on midnight air at the end of the lynch rope; children and family killed by disease, starvation, floods; murder victims of jealous lovers gone berserk.
She combines body percussion with the rhythms of Irish step dance, Spanish flamenco, American tap, Hungarian legenyes, and Appalachian buck dance.