buck dance


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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.
Or, maybe I want to converse with that accent." She combines body percussion with the rhythms of Irish step dance, Spanish flamenco, American tap, Hungarian legenyes, and Appalachian buck dance. "When you work rhythmically, you can go anywhere, because you don't have the stylistic thing.