Flash dance

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Flash dancing was a form of tap dance (tap was also called jazz dance at the time) that evolved in the 1920s–1930s, which combined dance with acrobatics.[1][2] Prominent flash dance crews of the time include the Nicholas Brothers, The Four Step Brothers and the Berry Brothers.[3] During the 1920s–1930s many films and TV shows were released featuring the style.[3]


  1. ^ Steppin' on the Blues: The Visible Rhythms of African American Dance, p. 94
  2. ^ Jazz Dance: The Story of American Vernacular Dance, by Marshall Winslow Stearns, Jean Stearns, 1994, ISBN 0-306-80553-7
  3. ^ a b That's the Joint!: The Hip-hop Studies Reader, by Murray Forman, Mark Anthony Neal, 2004, ISBN 0-415-96919-0, pp. 34, 35