Gum Boot Dance

The Gumboot Dance originated among South African gold miners. In South Africa Wellington Boots are mostly called Gumboots and the dance is therefore called Gumboot Dance.

The Dance is performed by dancers in Wellington Boots. The steps and routines make fun of the guards who controlled the South African Mines. You can often see Gumboot dancers on streets in tourist areas of South Africa.

It is great fun to watch and is getting more and more popular in Britain as well. Another example that shows that Wellington Boots are so much more than just practical footwear.

You can see a great example of the Welly Boot Dance in the video clip below. Thatís entertainment!

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