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boot dance

boot dance
 n.— «In order to truly explain step, one must first go back to its origin, during the time of slavery in which slaves developed what is known as a “boot dance” to communicate with each other as well as to honor their native tribal dances from Africa. The call-and-answer format of the dance helped the slaves share important information.» —“Step’s roots reach deep in U.S. history” by Jessica Matthews Poughkeepsie Journal (N.Y.) Feb. 18, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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