cakewalk

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A contest in which cake was offered for the best dancers
The dance, or style of dance associated with such a contest
The style of music associated with such a contest
Something that is easy or simple, or that does not present a great challenge

Nah. The first step’s a cakewalk. We can beat the hell out of a developing infant, in any case.

Cakewalk is a traditional African American form of music and dance which originated among slaves in the Southern United States. The form was originally known as the chalk line walk; it takes its name from competitions slaveholders sometimes held, in which they offered slices of hoecake as prizes for the best dancers
an easy accomplishment; "winning the tournament was a cakewalk for him"; "invading Iraq won't be a cakewalk"
perform the cakewalk dance
Something that is easy or simple, or does not present any great challenge
a very easy thing to do, or a very easy victory = piece of cake (cakewalk (19-20 centuries))
a strutting dance based on a march; was performed in minstrel shows; originated as a competition among Black dancers to win a cake
a strutting dance based on a march; was performed in minstrel shows; originated as a competition among Black dancers to win a cake perform the cakewalk dance
{i} competitive dance; dance performed on stage; strutting dance
cakewalk

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    [ 'kAk-"wok ] (noun.) 1879. Originally a form of dance that white masters had their slaves perform for them and their audiences as entertainment. The slaveowners considered the spectacle extremely amusing since the dances derived from sophisticated white European aristocracy. As such, slaveowners dressed the slaves in costumes of exaggerated finery, like ridiculously tall tophats and flashy striped pants, and taught the slaves variations of the original dance steps designed as highly comical parodies. Audiences selected their favorites, and the slaves who performed most entertainingly for their masters were rewarded with a piece of cake.

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