What does the term “buckdancer’s choice” mean, and what is...

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Question: What does the term “buckdancer’s choice” mean, and what is its origin?

Answer: A buck dance, or buckdance, generally refers to a dance done solo. For instance, the buck-and-wing is a solo tap dance that originated in the South. The term also may have come from a ceremonial dance performed by a Native American wearing the costume of a male animal such as a deer or antelope, known as a buck. “Buckdancer’s choice,” then, would seem to refer to a solo dancer’s own style or choice of dance to be performed.