By Charles Winick
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Dance, abdominal. See DANCE, stomach. dance, big-head. See KUKSU. dance, chook. A symbolic dance of Madagascar, often played via ladies, within which the dancer leans ahead with hands outstretched and beats the floor along with her toes because the beginning circulation. She then attracts her palms again, allows them to fall, and extends them overhead. The dance then starts off to speed up because the track rises to a crescendo and the viewers begins a handclapping accompaniment. The dancer’s hands beat progressively more frenziedly and he or she runs in a circle, twisting her arms and palms convulsively, and at last falls to the floor exhausted. dance, bison. A ceremonial dance of the Mandan, an Indian tribe of the higher Missouri. 8 male performers, wearing buffalo hides, their our bodies painted with bands of purple, black, and white, imitate the events of the buffalo. dance, blackmailing. A dance during which the performers stopover at the residing of someone from whom they wish to procure cash. They sing and dance, shouting threats, until eventually the sufferer concurs to pay. dance, bread. An American Indian dance symbolizing sustenance, just like the Shawnee dance for sturdy searching addressed to the feminine deity Kohkomhoena. dance, calumet. An Indian rite centering round a smoke supplying to the good Spirit. The Indians of the nice Plains have been quite dedicated to the calumet dance. It was once used for rejoicing, to verify peace pacts, and to welcome viewers. dance, candle. A dance during which lighted candles are carried by way of the members. dance, celestial. See DANCE, ASTRONOMIC. dance, chain. A dance within which the performers are prepared in a a protracted weaving line, as differentiated from dances during which the performers are paired or prepared in a circle. dance, personality. An interpretive dance during which the performer represents an animal or somebody except himself. within the personality dance, the interpreter turns into the portrayer of another’s adventure and thereby loses his person identification. dance, corn. A dance, commonly present in the recent international. it's directed to the powers answerable for the expansion of maize and asks them for rain and a bountiful harvest. dance, couple. A dance symbolizing a man’s courtship of a girl. The bolero in Spain is a widely known present instance. initially the couple dance was once most likely a fertility dance. dance, courtship. A greatly practiced type of dance utilized in courtship. between Australasians, males dance whereas ladies watch. The dancer might convey his ability in dealing with guns, with the lady picking out the fellow she likes the main. Courtship dances excite sexual impulses in addition to exhibit them. dance, loss of life. A dance for the deceased or for representatives of demise. demise dances might be meant to commune with or propitiate the lifeless or to exorcise a perilous spirit. dance, demon. A ceremonial masked miming of extranatural forces. The demon dance is meant to get assistance from those forces or to exorcise them. dance, duck. A North American Indian dance that represents the duck. the article of the duck dance is to extend the provision of untamed bird.