You would like to try a new sport or dancing style? If so, Gumboot Dance is the right thing for you!
Gumboot Dance originated in the South African gold mines. Johannesburg is said to be the home to this special dance style. Through successive beating of the boots, rhythms and beats are created to which carrier dances. In times of slavery, this dance style was the only way of expression and communication as it was to the mine slaves strictly forbidden to talk to each other. Tied and forced to wear heavy boots, this was a kind of ventile to express their frustration with dancing.
In Germany and worldwide, a rise of attention to Gumboot Dance can be witnessed. Here is a small collection of offered courses in Germany:
- Gumboot Dance in Hamburg
- Gumboot Dance & Body Groove in Erlangen
- Gumboot Dance in Fellbach-Oeffingen bei Stuttgart
You still have no clue, how Gumboot Dance is like? Then just watch this video and learn more about this special dance style: