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Music of American Movement and Dance

Lecture no. 5 from the course: America's Musical Heritage

Music of American Movement and Dance

Taught by Professor Anthony Seeger | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses

From square dances (the official state dance in over 20 states) to the waltz (one of America’s earliest dance crazes), investigate the relationship between movement and music in the United States. Discover how the human body can synchronize itself to an external rhythm—a response known as rhythmic entrainment.

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