Folk Dance Descriptions

By Dick Oakes

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I enjoyed teaching these dances at folk dance camps, workshops, seminars, and conferences, and I hope you enjoy having these descriptions for them. Be sure to check out the pages of

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16-Count Tsamikos   (Greek)


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A Ja Zo Šariša   (Moravian)
Ais Giorgis   (Greek)
Alunelul ca la Sadova   (Romanian)
Alunelul de la Cerna   (Romanian)
Ampuieţii   (Romanian)
Appalachian Big Circle Clog   (American)
Apat-Apat   (Philippine)
Ardeleana cu Figuri   (Romanian)
Arkan   (Ukrainian)


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Bakmes från Transtrand   (Swedish)
Baltă II   (Romanian)
Baltareasca   (Romanian)
Bashana Haba'a   (Israeli)
Bat Tsurim   (Israeli)
Batuta   (Bulgarian)
Bătrîneasca din Vicov   (Romanian)
Bavno Oro   (Macedonian)
Bela Rada   (Serbian)
Bird Dance   (Swiss)
Biserka - Bojerka   (Serbian)
Brâul lui Ioşca   (Romanian)
Brâul Oltenesc   (Romanian)
Brâul pe Opt   (Romanian)
Brâul Românesc   (Romanian)
Bre Devojče - Pod Ona   (Serbian)
Bučimiš   (Bulgarian)
Bugeacul ca pa Teleorman   (Romanian)


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Ca la Uşa Cortului   (Romanian)
Čačak   (Serbian)
Čardáš z Kožických Hámrov   (Slovakian)
Čarlama   (Serbian)
Čerešna   (Macedonian)
Čerešničky   (Moravian)
Čérni Potök   (Slovenian)
Cha Vidrio   (American)
Chicken Dance   (Swiss)
Chindia   (Romanian)
Ciganski Orijent   (Serbian)
Cimpoi   (Romanian)
Ciocârlanul   (Romanian)
Cioful de la Vatră Dornei   (Romanian)
Cîrligul   (Romanian)
Ciuleandra   (Romanian)
Cotton-Eyed Joe   (American)
Čukaričko Kokonješte   (Serbian)


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Dabke Ba'albakia   (Lebanese)
Dajčovo Horo   (Bulgarian)
Davoljike Dajke   (Serbian)
Denjovo Horo   (Bulgarian)
Der Schlederer   (Austrian)
Divčibarsko Kolo   (Serbian)
Dobrudžanska Pandela   (Bulgarian)
Dobrudžanska Rŭka   (Bulgarian)
Dorčolka Kolo   (Serbian)
Doudlebská Polka   (Czechoslovakian)
Dramskoto Horo   (Bulgarian)
Drmeš iz Zdenčine   (Croatian)
Duck Dance   (Swiss)
Dunda Kolo   (Serbian)
Dura   (Romanian)
Džangurica   (Bulgarian)


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El Ginat Egoz   (Israeli)
Ententanz   (Swiss)


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Familijevalsen   (Swedish)
Fatiše Kolo   (Serbian)
Fjäskern   (Swedish)
Floricica Oltenească   (Romanian)


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Gammalhambo   (Swedish)
Gammalpolska   (Swedish)
Gammalschottis   (Swedish)
Gjuševska Râčenica   (Bulgarian)
Glamoć   (Bosnian)


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Ha'eer Beafor   (Israeli)
Hambopolska   (Swedish)
Hasapikos   (Greek)
Hasaposervikos   (Greek)
Highlife   (Ghanan)
Hora Boerească   (Romanian)
Hora de la Însurăţei   (Romanian)
Hora de la Medgidia   (Romanian)
Hora din Goicesti   (Romanian)
Hora Fetelor   (Romanian)
Hora Oltenească   (Romanian)
Hora Ploii   (Romanian)
Hora Spoitorilor   (Romanian)


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Învârtita din Luna Turda   (Romanian)
Iţele   (Romanian)


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Jianul   (Romanian)
Joc de Leagane   (Romanian)
Jovinata   (Bulgarian)


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Kačerac   (Serbian)
Kalamatianos   (Greek)
Karsilamas   (Greek)
Katerena   (Ukrainian)
Katia   (Russian)
Kiša Pada   (Croatian)
Kjustendilska Rŭčenica   (Bulgarian)
Kokonješte   (Serbian)
Kolo Kalendara   (Croatian)
Kopačka   (Macedonian)
Kostursko Oro   (Greek Macedonian)
Kriči Kriči Tiček I   (Croatian)
Krumovo Horo   (Bulgarian)
Kūbilas   (Lithuanian)


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La Bastringue   (French Canadian)
Lach Yerushalayim   (Israeli)
Lesnoto Oro   (Macdedonian)
Ličko Kolo   (Croatian)
Lipa ma Marýca   (Slovenian)


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Makazice   (Serbian)
Makedonikos Horos   (Macedonian)
Malo Kolo   (Serbian)
Maloj Mome   (Macedonian)
Maričensko Pravo Horo   (Bulgarian)
Mayim   (Israeli)
Meillionen o Ferionydd   (Welsh)
Milanovo Kolo   (Serbian)
Misirlou   (Greek-American)
Miteritsa   (Greek)
Mureşanca   (Romanian)


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NAMA Drmeš Medley   (Croatian)
Našlys   (Lithuanian)
Neda Grivne   (Serbian)
Niška Banja   (Serbian)
Noriu Miego   (Lithuanian)
Novozagorsko Horo   (Bulgarian)


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Oee Naze   (Kurdish)
Oh Johnny   (American)
Orlovskaya   (Russian)
Ovčepolsko Oro   (Macedonian)


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Păhărelul   (Romanian)
Pajduška   (Bulgarian)
Pandalaš   (Bulgarian)
Pasarelska   (Bulgarian)
Pentozalis   (Two-Figure) (Greek)
Pentozalis   (Six-Figure) (Greek)
Pidichtos Tsamikos   (Greek)
Pinosavka   (Serbian)
Pinosavka II   (Serbian)
Piperana   (Serbian)
Plovdivska Rŭčenica   (Bulgarian)
Pokupski Plesovi   (Croatian)
Politikos Syrtos   (Greek)
Polka Wengierka   (Polish)
Pongauer Waltzer   (Austrian)
Pookie   (American)
Pop Goes the Weasel   (American)
Posavski Drmeš I   (Croatian)
Pravo Horo   (Bulgarian)
Prekid Kolo   (Serbian)
Preplet   (Serbian)
Prorupta   (Serbian)


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Radomirsko Horo   (Bulgarian)
Reit im Winkl Schuhplattler   (Bavarian)
Roata din Bihor   (Romanian)
Rokoko Kolo   (Croatian-Serbian)
Rørospols   (Norwegian)
Rŭčenica   (Bulgarian)
Rustemul   (Romanian)


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Sandansko Horo   (Bulgarian)
Sarajevka   (Serbian)
Sârba pe Bătaie   (Romanian)
Sârba pe Loc   (Romanian)
Savila se Bela Loza   (Serbian)
Sedi Donka   (Bulgarian)
Šestorka iz Bela Palanka   (Serbian)
Šetnja   (Serbian)
Sev Acherov Aghcheek   (Armenian)
Šilovačko   (Serbian)
Sitna Zborenka   (Bulgarian)
Skuizkâ Rŭčenica   (Bulgarian)
Slängpolska från Skåne   (Swedish)
Slavjanka   (Serbian)
Snoa   (Swedish)
Sojanca   (Serbian)
Šokuc   (Serbian)
Sønderhoning   (Danish)
Šopsko Horo   (Bulgarian)
Srbijanka   (Serbian)
Staro Planinsko   (Serbian)
Staro Ratarsko   (Serbian)
Strandžansko Horo I   (Bulgarian)
Strumička Petorka   (Macedonian)
Sukačica   (Croatian)
Suktinis   (Lithuanian)
Svrljiški Čačak   (Serbian)
Syrtaki   (Greek)
Syrtos   (Greek)
Szpacyrpolka   (Polish)


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Talima   (Bulgarian)
Ţărăncuţa   (Romanian)
Ţarina de la Abrud   (Romanian)
Teško Oro   (Serbian)
Tetovsko Oro   (Macedonian)
Texas Star   (American)
Tin Tin   (Kurdish)
Tokyo Dontaku   (Japanese)
To Ting   (Danish)
Trakijska Rŭčenica   (Bulgarian)
Trava Trava   (Greek)
Trei Păzeşte din Bîrca   (Romanian)
Tresenica   (Serbian)
Trite Pŭti   (Bulgarian)
Trojanac   (Serbian)
Trŭgnala Rumjana   (Bulgarian)
Tsamikos   (Greek)


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U Šest Koraka   (Serbian)


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Vari Hasapikos   (Greek)
Vėdaras   (Lithuanian)
Veliko Kolo   (Serbian)
Vetter Michel   (Austrian)
Virginia Reel   (American)
Vlaško Oro   (Serbian)
Vogeltanz (Vogerltanz)   (Swiss)
Vossarull   (Norwegian)
Vranjanka   (Serbian)
Vranjsko Kolo   (Serbian)
Vrni se Vrni   (Macedonian)


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Waltz Quadrille   (Hungarian)
Western Trio Mixer   (American)
Wrth Fynd Efo Deio i Dydyn   (Welsh)


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Yehoshua   (Israeli)


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Žabarka   (Serbian)
Zaječarka   (Serbian)
Zajko Kokorajko   (Macedonian)
Zdroboleanca   (Romanian)
Zeybekiko   (Greek)
Žiogelis   (Lithuanian)
Zizaj Nane   (Bulgarian)
Zonaradikos   (Greek)
Zwiefacher   (German)


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