Steppin' on the Blues: The Visible Rhythms of African American Dance

Publisher's Description: 

Former dancer Jacqui Malone throws a fresh spotlight on the cultural history of black dance, the Africanisms that have influenced it, and the significant role that vocal harmony groups, black college and university marching bands, and black sorority and fraternity stepping teams have played in the evolution of dance in African American life. From the cakewalk to the development of jazz dance and jazz music, all Americans can take pride in the vitality, dynamism, drama, joy, and uncommon singularity with which African American dance has gifted the world.


Author: Jacqui Malone
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Latest Edition: 1996
In Print