Twirlin’ is a derivative of stepping, or step-dancing, in which a cane is used as a prop. Twirlin’ originates from the Historically African American Greek Fraternal Organizations (HAAGFO) culture of organizational song and dance. The history of this art form dates back to the middle decades of the 20th century. While there are many organizations that use cane props in stepping routines, the four organizations which have become most identified with the style are Kappa Alpha Psi, Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta.
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