Terminology in Ten :: Music and Dance Terminology :: Black Bottom through Brush
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In this set : Black Bottom through Brush
Black Bottom : Dance craze of 1926 which followed the Charleston. Strictly a theatrical form of dance and rarely ever used in social dancing.
Boogie Woogie : A primitive sounding percussive style of playing the blues on the piano, characterized by a persistent bass rhythm and florid figurations of a simple melody often in contrary motion to the bass; 8 beats to the measure and written in 12 measure phrases.
Bop : A musical style accenting the off-beat.
Bounce : A medium tempo in 4/4 time.
Break : A two measure movement that follows a six measure movement to complete an eight measure phrase. Breaks are commonly associated with Time Steps but may be used in any format.
Break Out : An old term for the finish of a Time Step.
Bridge : The third eight measures of a thirty- two measure chorus. Some choruses have no bridge.
Bright : A fast 4/4 time.
Broken : An old term for a Half Break.
Brush : A one-sound kick movement, in any direction. May be executed in any direction but is basically forward or backward.