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What is American Dance?
"A shuffle of buckskin on a pueblo plaza; the riff of taps on a city street; a woman grieving; a cowgirl roping; a hula; a Charleston; a climb down a water tower; a pirouette on pointe to a popular song; ballets set in bayous, bars, mill towns and the wild west; the Lindy hop, hip hop, tango, flamenco—all are hallmarks of American dance."
- Read more in this essay by Martha Ullman West
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