Folk Dance Descriptions

By Dick Oakes

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Dick Oakes August 2017 I enjoyed teaching these dances at folk dance camps, workshops, seminars, and conferences, and I hope you enjoy having these descriptions for them.

These dance notes are copyrighted © and may be downloaded from this site for personal use or for camps, workshops, seminars, and conferences but may not be compiled into booklets for sale to the general public. Happy dancing! ~Dick Oakes

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16-Count Tsamikos   (Greek)


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


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Bakmes från Transtrand   (Swedish)
Balta   (Romanian)
Balta de la Fundu Părului   (Romanian)
Băltăreasca   (Romanian)
Bashana Haba'a   (Israeli)
Bat Tsurim   (Israeli)
Bătrîneasca din Vicov   (Romanian)
Batuta   (Bulgarian)
Bavno oro   (Macedonian)
Bela Rada   (Serbian)
Biserka - Bojerka   (Serbian)
Brâul lui Ioșca   (Romanian)
Brâul lui Zbârcea   (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 Ușa Cortului   (Romanian)
Čačak   (Serbian)
Čardáš iz Košické Hámre   (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 Vatra Dornei   (Romanian)
Cîrligul   (Romanian)
Ciuleandra   (Romanian)
Cotton-Eyed Joe (Texas Style)   (American)
Čukaričko kokonješte   (Serbian)


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Dabke Ba'albakia   (Lebanese)
Dajčovo horo (Zizaj nane)   (Bulgarian)
Davoljike dajke   (Serbian)
Denjovo horo   (Bulgarian)
Der Schlederer   (Austrian)
Divčibarsko kolo   (Serbian)
Dobrudžanska pandela   (Bulgarian)
Dobrudžanska rŭka   (Bulgarian)
Dorčolka kolo   (Serbian)
Doudlebská Polka   (Bohemian)
Dramskoto horo   (Bulgarian)
Drmeš iz Zdenčine   (Croatian)
Dunda kolo   (Serbian)
Dura   (Romanian)
Džangurica   (Bulgarian)


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El Ginat Egoz   (Israeli)


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


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Gammal Polska   (Swedish)
Gammal Schottis   (Swedish)
Gjuševska rŭčenica   (Bulgarian)
Glamočko   (Bosnian)


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Ha'eer Beafor   (Israeli)
Hajde Kalino   (Bulgarian)
Hambopolska från Dalarna   (Swedish)
Hasapikos   (Greek)
Hasaposervikos   (Greek)
Hora Boerească   (Romanian)
Hora de la Însurăței   (Romanian)
Hora de la Medgidia   (Romanian)
Hora din Goicesti   (Romanian)
Hora Fetelor   (Romanian)
Hora Oltenească   (Romanian)
Hora Ploii   (Romanian)
Hora Spoitorilor   (Romanian)
Hungarian Waltz Quadrille   (Hungarian)


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Învârtita din Luna Turda   (Romanian)
Ițele   (Romanian)


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


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Kačerac   (Serbian)
Karsilamas   (Greek)
Katerena   (Ukrainian)
Katia   (Russian)
Kjustendilska rŭčenica   (Bulgarian)
Koga me mama rodila   (Bulgarian)
Kokonješte   (Serbian)
Kolo kalendara   (Croatian)
Kopačka   (Macedonian)
Kostursko oro   (Greek Macedonian)
Kriči kriči tiček   (Croatian)
Krumovo Horo   (Bulgarian)
Kūbilas   (Lithuanian)


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La Bastringue   (French Canadian)
Lach Yerushalayim   (Israeli)
Lesnoto oro   (Macedonian)
Ličko kolo   (Croatian)
Lipa ma Marýca   (Slovenian-Italian)
London Slosh   (American)


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Makazice   (Serbian)
Makedonikos Horos   (Greek-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)
Mureșanca   (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)
Oláhos   (Hungarian)
Opsa   (Serbian-Croatian)
Orlovskaya   (Russian)
Ovčepolsko oro   (Macedonian)


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Păhărelul   (Romanian)
Pajduška   (Bulgarian)
Palóc Csárdás II   (Hungarian)
Pandalaš   (Bulgarian)
Pandogo   (Ghanian)
Pasarelska   (Bulgarian)
Pentozalis   (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 Węgierka   (Polish)
Pongauer Waltzer   (Austrian)
Pookie   (American)
Pop! Goes the Weasel   (American)
Posavski drmeš   (Croatian)
Pravo horo   (Bulgarian)
Prekid kolo   (Serbian)
Preplet   (Serbian)
Prorupta   (Serbian)


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Radomirsko horo   (Bulgarian)
Reit im Winkl Schuhplattler   (German)
Roata din Bihor   (Romanian)
Robin Ddiog (line)   (Welsh)
Rokoko ,olo   (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)
Scream   (American)
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)
Somogyi Csárdás   (Hungarian)
Sønderhoning   (Danish)
Šopsko horo   (Bulgarian)
Srbijanka   (Serbian)
Staro planinsko kolo   (Serbian)
Staro ratarsko   (Serbian)
Strandžansko horo   (Bulgarian)
Strumička petorka   (Macedonian)
Sukačica   (Croatian)
Suktinis   (Lithuanian)
Svrljiški čačak   (Serbian)
Syrtaki   (Greek)
Syrtos   (Kalamatianos) (Greek)
Széki-Lassú   (Hungarian)
Szökkenós   (Hungarian)
Szpacyrpolka   (Polish)


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Talima   (Bulgarian)
Ţărăncuța   (Romanian)
Ţarina de la Abrud   (Romanian)
Teško oro   (Serbian)
Tetovsko oro   (Macedonian)
Texas Star   (American)
Tin, Tin   (Kurdish)
To Ting   (Danish)
Tokyo Dontaku   (Japanese)
Trakijska rŭčenica   (Bulgarian)
Trava, Trava   (Greek)
Trei Păzește din Bîrca   (Romanian)
Tresenica   (Serbian)
Trite pŭti   (Bulgarian)
Trojanac   (Serbian)
Trŭgnala Rumjana   (Bulgarian)


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U Šest Koraka   (Serbian)
Urai Körcsárdás   (Hungarian)


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Varis Hasapikos   (Greek)
Vėdaras   (Lithuanian)
Veliko kolo   (Serbian)
Vetter Michel   (Austrian)
Virginia Reel   (American)
Vlaško oro   (Serbian)
Vossarull   (Norwegian)
Vranjanka   (Serbian)
Vranjsko kolo   (Serbian)
Vrni se, vrni   (Macedonian)


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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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