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jump-in dance, jumpin' dance

[cf. W Car. jumpin a dance; US Black jump idem (Claerbaut)) n. a RING DANCE performed by adults around participants in the center of a circle to a particular drum rhythm: 1936 Jumpin' dance: African fire-light dance with tom-tom (Dupuch 125). 1976 In the middle of the yard, there was kindled a massive fire . . . that served to tune the goat-skin drums. . . the adults formed a ring and danced. .. Anyone could jump into the ring and dance to his soul's delight (Eneas 19). 1978 (Bethel 132). (Black)

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Last update: 2011-06-01 18:26
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
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