Is twerking the modern day waltz?

I have recently been reading Ann Wagner’s Adversaries of Dance, a well-researched exposé documenting the history of anti-dance law, literature, and libel in the United States from the time of the Puritans to the present.  It’s comical—the notion that a country could grow so distraught over what now seem the tamest and most timeless of dances: the waltz, the polka, the Lindy Hop.  Adversaries criticized the immorality of dance—both the idea that dance was a purely physical (and therefore evil) act with no intellectual or ethical capacity and the assumption that dance hall culture encouraged the consumption of alcohol and the promiscuity of young people…READ MORE

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