Growing up older folks would always claim that none of the dances us kids did were new, and now here’s further proof.
Thomas F. DeFrantz is a Duke University professor of African, African American studies and dance. In a new series of videos he demonstrates how dance moves such as Buck, Wing, and Jig, that were performed by slaves on plantations, developed and evolved into hip hop culture. This includes the origins of the ‘Kid n’ Play’, the ‘Butterly’, the ‘Dougie’ and more.
DeFrantz also explains how these dances provide a window into the social history of African Americans.
Check out these dance moves, their origins and some interesting historical facts below!
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