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Eagle rocklocked

  • Pauline Norton
  •  and Linda Moot


An African-American social dance thought to have been named for the Eagle Rock Baptist Church in Kansas City, where it was apparently performed during religious services in the period following the Civil War. As one of the “animal” dances associated with the music of ragtime, it was characterized by a shuffle step, rocking, and winglike arm movements. The dance is named in Jelly Roll Morton’s Library of Congress recording of ...

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