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Many Steps: The Origin And Evolution Of African-American Collegiate Stepping

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Explores the origins, influences, and evolution of "stepping"--a communal dance form that features synchronized, precise, sharp, and complex rhythmical body movements--often combined with singing, chanting, and verbal play. Performed by African-American college students. Discusses its basic elements and four events: neophyte, yard show, step show, and party stroll.

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