The Challenge Dance

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The Challenge Dance is the name of a Christy's style Minstrel dance routine done by the Amateur Coloured Troupe in the 1870s in Cape Town. Billed as a "Nigger Scene" in the Cape Town performance.

Based on the tradition of "challenge dances" brought over to South Africa by the Christy's Minstrels.

See further Amateur Coloured Troupe


Constance Valis Hill 2014. Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History Oxford University Press (p. 19)[1]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 278-9

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