How To: Hambone dance

Hambone dance

Learn to hambone with doo-heif Productions then try for yourself! This involves knee slapping rhythmically.

What is hambone? Well here's an idea: The Juba dance or hambone, originally known as Pattin' Juba, is a style of dance that involves stomping as well as slapping and patting the arms, legs, chest, and cheeks. It is similar to clogging and the jig, and "pattin' Juba" would be used to keep time for other dances during a walkaround. A Juba Dance performance could include: Counter-clockwise turning, often with one leg raised, stomping and slapping, various steps such as "the Jubal Jew", "Yaller Cat", "Pigeon Wing" and "Blow That Candle Out". The dance traditionally ends with a step called "the Long Dog Scratch". Modern variations on the dance include Bo Diddley's "Bo Diddley Beat".

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This is cool but could you help me with this? First grade class in da hood of L.A. Have taught them the words to ....Hambone, Hambone where ya been,
Around the world and back again.
H. bone Hbone, where's your wife? in the kitchen makin rice.
Could you pleeeeze put your dance to these words so that I can bring in my macbk and play it on my classrm tv for them? now THAT would be cool.

Hambone! Hambone!

Hambone, hambone
Where you been?
Round the world and I'm goin' again
What you gonna do when you come back?
Take a little walk by the railroad track
Hambone

Hambone, hambone
Have you heard?
Papa's gonna buy me a mocking bird
And if that mocking bird don't sing
Papa's gonna buy me a diamond ring
And if that diamond ring don't shine
Papa's gonna take it to the five and dime
Hambone

.........?

Ow...that hurts; but that's also awesome and funny. Looks like an elaborate way to disguise slapping your meat. Imagine the rhythm you achieve when you involve the real Ham Bone.

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