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Contents Acknowledgments IntroductionJulie Malnig Section I: Historical Precedents 1. Our National Poetry: The Afro-Chesapeake Inventions of American Dance Jurretta Jordan Heckscher 2. The Civilizing of America¿s Ballrooms: The Revolutionary War to 1890 Elizabeth Aldrich 3. ¿Just Like Being at the Zoo¿: Primitivity and Ragtime Dance Nadine George-Graves 4. Apaches, Tangos, and Other Indecencies: Women, Dance, and New York Nightlife of the 1910s Julie Malnig Section II: Evolving Styles 5. Reality Dance: American Dance Marathons Carol Martin 6. The Trianon and On: Reading Mass Social Dancing in the 1930s and 1940s in Alberta, Canada Lisa Doolittle 7. Negotiating Compromise on a Burnished Wood Floor: Social Dancing at the Savoy Karen Hubbard and Terry Monaghan 8. Rumba Then and Now: Quindembo Yvonne Daniel 9. Embodying Music/Disciplining Dance: The Mambo Body in Havana and New York City David F. García 10. Rocking around the Clock: Teenage Dance Fads from 1955 to 1965 Tim Wall 11. Beyond the Hustle: 1970s Social Dancing, Discotheque Culture, and the Emergence of the Contemporary Club Dancer Tim Lawrence Section III: Theatricalizations of Social Dance Forms 12. ¿A Thousand Raggy, Draggy Dances¿: Social Dance in Broadway Musical Comedy in the 1920s Barbara Cohen-Stratyner 13. From Bharata Natyam to Bop: Jack Cole's ¿Modern¿ Jazz Dance Constance Valis Hill 14. From Busby Berkeley to Madonna: Music Video and Popular Dance Sherril Dodds 15. The Dance Archaeology of Rennie Harris: Hip-Hop or Postmodern? Halifu Osumare Section IV: The Contemporary Scene 16. "C¿mon to My House": Underground House Dancing Sally R. Sommer 17. Dancing Latin/Latin Dancing: Salsa and DanceSport Juliet McMains 18. Louisiana Gumbo: Retention, Creolization, and Innovation in Contemporary Cajun and Zydeco Dance May Gwin Waggoner 19. The Multiringed Cosmos of Krumping: Hip-Hop Dance at the Intersections of Battle, Media, and Spirit Christina Zanfagna Contributors Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Dance -- History.
Dance -- Social aspects.