Pronunciation Guides

By Dick Oakes


Have you ever attended (or been one of the emcees at) a festival or dance where dance names were horribly mispronounced, even by the very people who should either have known better or have researched the names beforehand? Have you ever wanted to know for yourself how to request your favorite dance and have the correct one played?

Here, for the benefit of teachers, leaders, and dancers who care, are a few language pronunciation guides. Cheers, Dick Oakes.

(Please click HERE for a list of special characters – those with diacritics.)


Albanian Austrian Flemish Bulgarian Czech Danish Estonian French Finnish German

Greek Hawaiian Icelandic Hebrew Italian Hungarian Irish Latvian Lithuanian Macedonian

Norwegian Dutch Polish Romanian Serbo-Croatian Serbian Slovakian Spanish Swedish Swiss Turkish