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Unformatted text preview: descendants of African slaves in America. 5. Name at least 3 of the early 20th jazz dances that came from slave dances. The eagle rock and the slow drag (late 19th century) as well as the Charleston and the jitterbug have elements in common with certain Caribbean and African dances. In addition, the slow drag contributed to the fish of the 1950s; the ring shout, which survived from the 18th into the 20th century, in isolated areas, influenced the cake walk . 6. Which one of the dances did blacks use as a satire on white ballroom dancers? Jazz dance developed from both 19th- and 20th-century stage dance and traditional black social dances and their white ballroom offshoots. 7. How did the dances of the blacks change social dance? The African dance syncopated rhythms, bent knees, crouched torsos, hip and pelvic movement and the break of the couple form influenced social dance....
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