High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! A walkaround (also spelled walk-around or walk around, or called a horay) was a dance from the blackface minstrel shows of the 19th century. THe walkaround began in the 1840s as a dance for one performer, but by the 1850s, many dancers or the entire troupe participated. THe walkaround often served as the finale to the first half of the minstrel show, the opening semicircle. MInstrels also wrote songs called "walkarounds", which were specifically intended for this dance; "Dixie" is probably the most famous example.