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gumboot dance Line breaks: gum|boot dance

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Definition of gumboot dance in English:

noun

(In South Africa) a dance developed and performed by mineworkers, mimicking military marching.
Example sentences
  • Finally, African Thunderstorm performs a gumboot dance called Life Style.
  • A distinct urban presence, innovators in dress and urban magic, they were probably originators of the gumboot dance where teams of men stamp and slap their boots in complex rhythms.
  • Another routine is a gumboot dance, done in bright orange and yellow overalls, off the shoulders and tied at the waist, and bright scarves tied around the performers' heads - great.

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