"‘already box-stepping and Mexican Hatting’"
Jarabe Tapatío
Creative Commons AttributionJarabe Tapatío - Credit: Guerry

Known in English as the Mexican Hat dance, Jarabe Tapatío is a folk routine performed by couples and is the national dance of Mexico.

It is a dance of courtship, during which the man attempts to woo his dance partner with zapateado (stamping and tapping). Initially the woman must resist, shoo-ing the man away, but ultimately, he he is triumphant throwing his hat away and kicking his leg over her head as she bends to pick it up.