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soft-shoe danc·ing

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  1. soft-shoe, soft-shoe shuffle, soft-shoe dancingnoun

    tap dancing wearing shoes that have soft soles


  1. soft-shoe dancing

    Soft-shoe dancing is a type of rhythmic and improvisational dance style that evolved from the minstrel shows of the United States in the mid-19th century, where it was performed with soft-soled shoes, often resembling slippers. It incorporates elements of tap dancing but without the use of tap shoes, focusing more on the graceful and subtle movements of the feet, the light footwork and smooth flows, often with a sliding motion. It does not involve the sharp percussive footwork that is typical of hard-shoe or tap dance.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of soft-shoe dancing in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of soft-shoe dancing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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