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In my neck of the woods, high schools and the community college refer to school dances as stomps, especially when they follow a sporting event.

Anyone else do that?

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#1 - November 02, 2011, 05:44 AM

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I'm bumping this since I seem to have locked the original post. Duh!
#2 - November 02, 2011, 12:17 PM

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I'm from Texas and I'm familiar with this term for a dance following a football game. 
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Here in NJ I've never heard it. Laurie
#4 - November 02, 2011, 12:55 PM
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I've never heard it, but I think it's cool.

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Might be worth mentioning I live in central Utah. Ranching pervades a lot of the culture.
#6 - November 02, 2011, 01:15 PM

Went to high school in eastern Washington and we had Stomps, though I don't remember them being associated with sporting events. Or maybe I just never put the correlation together.
#7 - November 02, 2011, 02:00 PM

I was going to say that we call them stomps here, too, but then I realized we live in the same state, Jeff.  :duh

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I grew up in Kansas and now live in Ohio. Never heard that term before (for what it's worth.) 
#9 - November 02, 2011, 02:04 PM
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I live in Canada, Ontario to be more specific and I have never heard of dances being called stomps. Mind you, we also never had dances following large sporting events either.
#10 - November 02, 2011, 02:15 PM

I live in Central Texas and grew up on the Texas Gulf Coast. Never heard the term in either of those regions.
#11 - November 02, 2011, 02:20 PM

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I'm in Michigan and have never heard the term used that way. My first thought was the broadway musical when I saw stomp and dance together.
#12 - November 02, 2011, 03:36 PM
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California - never heard of a stomp.
#13 - November 02, 2011, 04:06 PM

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Grew up in CT, now live in MA, and never heard the term, either.  :taz: <--- (He's doing the stomp that I think of when I hear the word!)
#14 - November 02, 2011, 04:50 PM

Haven't heard that one in Nebraska.
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"The kids in Bristol are sharp as a pistol when they do the Bristol stomp!"  :mouse :chickendance :carrot :whitebunny
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I have never heard of a "stomp," but what a great name for a dance! Just because we haven't heard of it doesn't mean you shouldn't use it. In fact, I think it's a great way to show kids how very common things can be called something completely different depending on the region you live in.

Take soft drinks, for example. Soda, pop, Coke... Or, submarine sandwiches: Hero, sub, hoagie... Pizza: in some places they call them "pies."

All this to say, I love "stomp."  :)
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I'm in Maryland now and grew up in Wisconsin and Michigan. I've never heard of the term stomp for dance, but it is a great term. I like the regional words as long as the context makes it clear.

Where I grew up we called the water fountain a bubbler. (which is a very fun word to say)-- but that might just be a Milwaukee-ism.

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#18 - November 03, 2011, 07:21 AM
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I'm originally from Kentucky and I've heard of "stomp" in relation to Cherokee ceremonial dances, so I wonder if the idea of "stomp" pre-dates ranching culture...? Let us know what you discover!
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There is a picture book by Carol Diggory Shields called SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE DINOSAUR STOMP, where stomp definitely equals dance. 

One of my kids' favorites.
#20 - November 03, 2011, 10:36 AM
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I am from California and I have not heard of the STOMP, however, I have heard of the HUMPTY DANCE.
#21 - November 18, 2011, 02:26 PM

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I won't even ask about the humpty dance, because the truth could never top what my imagination's doing with it. :)
#22 - November 18, 2011, 05:20 PM

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I have never heard it (I am from MA) but based on your context I understand it. I think it's fine if you want to use the word in your book.
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