The Cakewalk at the Alhambra, The term black dance describes a range of styles whose origins include the tribal dances of Africa, the slave dances of the West Indies and the American Deep South, the Harlem social dances of the s and the jazz dance of Broadway musicals. Black dance has often been bound up with social and rights issues. However black dancers from the USA have been touring to England since the early 19th century and black musicals from the States were popular on the British stage in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The two main origins of black dance are African dance and the slave dances from the plantations of the West Indies. Tribes or ethnic groups from every African country have their own individual dances. Dance has a ceremonial and social function, celebrating and marking rites of passage, sex, the seasons, recreation and weddings. The dancer can be a teacher, commentator, spiritual medium, healer or story-teller.
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A traveling dance troupe claims they were racially profiled by Texas cops, who cuffed the trio after suspecting something wrong with a year-old white girl and two black men sharing the same car, according to a report. The teen, Landry Thompson, had just stopped at a Houston gas station with her dance partner, Josiah Kelly, 22, and their instructor, year-old Emmanuel Hurd, when cops approached about 3 a. The group — from Tulsa, Okla. All three were placed in handcuffs and taken into custody. The cops then called the teenager's home and got her mother, Destiny Thompson, on the phone. Destiny Thompson said her daughter is homeschooled so she can focus on a professional dancing career, which often brings her on the road.
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