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Abdala (Bulgaria)
Abdala (AHB-dah-lah), sometimes known as Vlasko Dajcovo, was learned by [...]
Adama V’Shamayim (Israel)
Choreographed by Gadi Bitton 2008 “Earth and Sky”
Adje Jano (Serbia)
Traditional Serbian dance from Kosovo “Come on Jana, let’s dance the kolo"
Agir Halay (Turkey)
Taught by Ahmet Luleci “Slow Dance"
Al Gemali (Israel)
Choreographed by Moshe Eskayo 1971 “On my camel” Music by N. Sharabi
Al Sadenu (Israel)
"Over the Field” - "Evening has descended over plowed field and garden; in [...]
Alunelul (Romania)
Alunelul means "Little Hazlenut" 2/4 meter. This dance was introduced by [...]
Alunelul de la Urzica (Romania)
From the village of Urzica 4/4 meter; taught by Sunni Boland
Ambee Dageetz (Armenia/US)
“Armenian Turn” Armenian shuffle dance with full turns Taught by Tom Bozigian
Armenian Miserlou (Armenia/U.S.)
From the Armenian/American diaspora community in Racine, Wisconsin. Taught [...]
At Va’ani (Israel)
Circle dance in 2 parts, choreographed by Danny Uziel 1982 "You and Me”
B’har Hagilboa (Israel)
Choreographed by Sefi Aviv 1986 "On Mount Gilboa”
Balada Lemayan  (Israel)
"A ballad to spring”. Choreographer: Shlomo Maman 1983
Bat Tsurim (Israeli)
Choregraphed by Yoav Ashriel 1967 "Daughter of the Rock"
Bavno Oro (Macedonia)
Beautiful three-part Macedonian dance. "Slow Dance" - originally taught by [...]
Be Pundak Katan (Israel)
Choregraphed by Avi Perez 1988 "In a Small Tavern” About a sea captain with [...]
Bicak (Bulgaria)
Popular dance from Pirin (SW Bulgaria) Taught by Yves Moreau who learned it [...]
Boker (Israel)
Choreographed by Shmulik Gov Ari 1997 “Morning"
Bufcansko Oro (Macedonia)
Women's dance from the Macedonian village of Buf, region of Bitola 2/4 [...]
Chibuk Ba’Chashecha (Israel)
Choreographed by Oren Ashkenazi 2007 “A Hug in the Darkness"
Chikulata Chikita (Greece/Rom)
Choreographed and arranged by Susan Kotansky Music by Giorgo Zanthiotis
Cicovata (Bulgaria)
From the Vidin area, Northwest Bulgaria Taught by Steve Kotansky based on [...]
Daichovo Horo (Bulgaria)
“Dajco’s dance” Originally from North Bulgaria; danced throughout the [...]
Darkeinu (Israeli)
Choreographed by Gadi Biton 2002 Music by Sarit Vino-Elad and Chani [...]
David Melech Yisroel (Israel)
Choreographed by Shmulik Gov Ari 2007; music composed & sung by Chava [...]
De Secerat (Romania)
De secerat (deh seh-tcheh-RAHT) is a dance from Maramureş,Romania, and is a [...]
Devetorka (Balkan)
Commonly danced throughout Macedonia, Serbia, and Bulgaria In 9/8 rhythm (QQQS)
Dospatsko Horo (Bulgaria)
From the Rhodopes region, in 7/8 rhythm The dance is from the town of [...]
Dzangurica (Bulgaria)
Introduced by Yves Moreau 1972 From the village of Dzangura in the Pirin [...]
Eilat (Israel)
Choreographed by Shmulik Gov Ari 1992 Eilat is the southern-most city in Israeli
Enigma (Israel)
Choreographed by Roberto Haddon 2001 "My enigma, my torture, I feel in love [...]
Eretz Eretz (Israel)
Simple two-part dance; Eretz means "land" -- music & lyrics by Shaike [...]
Eretz Yisrael Yaffa (Israel)
Circle dance, waltz rhythm; by Yankele Levi 1980 "Israel is beautiful, [...]
Erev Ba (Israel)
Erev Ba (air-ehv bah) means "Evening Comes." This version was composed by [...]
Gori More (Serbian American)
Gori More (GO-ree MO-reh) is a Serbian-American dance apparently created by [...]
Ha Shoshana Porachat (Israel)
“The Rose is Blooming”. Music is a Ladino melody ("Los Bilbilicos"). [...]
Halev (Israel)
Choreographed by Gadi Bitton 2014 "The Heart"
Harishut (Israel)
Yemenite-style circle dance by Margalit Oved 1959 "The Permit"
Hashachar (Israel)
Choreographed by Shlomo Bachar 1972 “Dawn"
Hine Ma Tov (Israel)
Choreographed by Rivka Sturman 1951 Music is a traditional Ashkenazic [...]
Hine Ma Tov (Line Dance) (Israel)
Modern one-wall Israel line dance choreographed by Silvio Berlfine "Behold [...]
Hineh Ma Tov (Israel)
The words for Hineh Ma Tov come from Psalm 133, and have been set to a [...]
Hopa Hopa (Albania)
Modern folk song, with traditional steps. Introduced & arranged by Steve [...]
Hora Anton Pann (Romania)
Beautiful Rumanian circle dance, transcribed the Anton Pann in the 19th [...]
Hora Chassidit (Israel)
“Hassidic Dance" Choreographed by Rivka Sturman 1966
Hora Femeilor (Romania)
Women's dance from the regions of Oltenia and Muntenia Hora Mare ("big [...]
Hora Lautareasca Din Dolj (Romania)
From Southern Rumania (Oltenia), known for its liveliness and joie de vivre [...]
Hora Mare Bucovineana (Romania)
3-part circle dance, from the region of Moldova 6/8 rhythm This is the [...]
Hora Medura (Israel)
Choreographed by Yo'av Ashriel 1963; "Campfire Hora” "We came with nothing; [...]
Hora Miresii (Romania)
“Bride’s Dance” from Bihor, Transylvania Presented by Nico Hilerink
Hora Veche (Romania)
Two-part Romanian dance, in 4/4 rhythm; “Old Dance" From Muntenia; taught [...]
Hoy Memo (Kurdistan/Turkey)
10/16 rhythm (SQSQ) Song about a mother mourning the death of her son Memo [...]
Indijski Cocek (Rom/Macedonia)
Introduced by Steve Kotansky
Ivanice (Macedonia)
Lovely one-pattern Macedonian dance in SQQ rhythm. First presented in the [...]
Jacob’s Ladder / Sulan Ya’Akov (Israel)
Popular circle dance, 2 parts; rhythm 2/4, then 6/8 Choregraphed by [...]
Jaimale (Israel)
Choreographed by Ariene Butel 2020 Music by Andriamad “I like to go"
Joc de Leagane (Romania)
Dance celebrates the first birthday of a child and honors the midwives. The [...]
Joc in Patru (Romania)
Introduced by Theodor Vasilescu From Transylvania “Dance in Four"
Joshua (Israel)
Choreographed by Dani Dassa 1968
Karamfil (Bulgaria)
"Carnation" -- name of rebel warrior and leader (Haiduk) mentioned in the [...]
Katerino Mome (Bulgaria)
From Pirin, Bulgaria "Katerina, why are you so beautiful and pretty? [...]
Katonti (Israel)
"I am not worthy of all the mercies and of all the truth which you have [...]
Kisme Shaul (Israel)
Two-part Israeli dance "The Magic of Saul” Choreographed by Ya’akov Levy [...]
Koritsa (Albania)
The name is the Greek version of the town name Korçë in Albania. It also [...]
Kulanu Bamitzad (Israel)
Choreographed by Chayim Shiryon 1986 “We’re all marching in the parade"
Kuma Echa (Israel)
Choreographed by Rivka Sturman 1937 "Rise, Brethren" -- music by Shalom Postolsky
Kyustendilska Racenica (Bulgaria)
Basic Bulgarian line dance in QQS (7/8) rhythm This version of racenica is [...]
Lakum Vel’Amod (Israel)
Choreographed by Shmulik Gov Ari 1989 “To rise and to stand” - music by [...]
Lech Lamidbar (Israel)
Choreographed by Yoav Ashriel 1950 “Let’s go to the desert"
Lerikos (Greece)
Music by Greek singer Rena Dalia “Fun is what we need in our lives"
Lev Patuach (Israel)
"Open Heart" - choreographed by Edo Israely 2010; music by Lirln Lev
Lo Ahavti Dai (Israel)
"I Haven't Loved Enough" Choreographer Yaakov Levi 1977
Ma Navu (Israel)
Lyrics are from a biblical verse (Isaiah 52:7), music composed by Yossi [...]
Made in Romania (Romania)
Rom (Gypsy) dance from Muntenia, Romania. Presented at Stockton Folk Dance [...]
Mari Mariko (Bulgaria)
Introduced by Jaap Leegwater From Thrace “Dear Maria"
Mechol Hasheket (Israel)
“Good Night Sleep” or “Quiet Dance". Choreographed by Rivka Sturman 1964.
Moj Maro (Albania)
Traditional dance steps and forms from the Kolonje region of Southern [...]
Na’ale (Israel)
Choreographed by Shmulik Gov-Ari 1986 “We will go up; we will not look back"
Narino (Turkey)
From the Black Sea Coast of northern Anatolia; taught by Ahmet Luleci [...]
Neshikat Turkit / Turkish Kiss (Israel)
One-wall line dance Choreographed by Meir Shem Tov
Nitzmadnu (Israel)
"We Got Close" Choreographed by Rafi Ziv 2007
Opa Cupa (Rom/Serbia)
Choreographed by Andy Bettis, taught by Steve Kotansky Music made famous by [...]
Ordu / Ordu’nun Isiklari (Turkey)
Ordu'nun Işiklari means "the lights of Ordu". Ordu (also known as Vona) is [...]
Paidushko (Bulgaria)
Basic Bulgarian dance; 10-count phrase, 3/8 rhythm, swinging arms. Paidusko [...]
Primavera en Salonico (Greece/Sephardic)
Choreographed and taught by Steve Kotansky Based on a Greek Zebeikikos [...]
Rokdim Yechefim (Israel)
"Dancing Barefoot” Choreographed by Smulik Gov Ari 1992; Music by Yehuda Poliker
Rona (Israel)
Choreographed by Sefi Aviv 1987 Music by Samir Shukri
Rumelaj (Macedonia)
Originally taught by Pece Atnovski and Atanas Koloravski as Jeni Jol Danced [...]
Sadi Moma (Bulgaria)
Two part Bulgarian dance, in SQQ rhythm From southwestern Bulgaria, Pirin [...]
Salamati (Israel)
Choreographed by Gadi Bitton 2005 “Cheers"
Sandansko Horo (Bulgaria)
Introduced by Yves Moreau in 1969 Alternating bars of 9/16 (QQQS) and 13/16 [...]
Sestorka (Serbia)
Introduced by Dick Crum From East Serbia “Dance in Six"
Setnja (Serbia)
2-part Serbian dance from Sumadija; "promenade/ walking / stroll”. Beloved [...]
Setnja (Serbia)
Setnja ("Walking") was introduced by Dick Crum during the 1958 Stockton [...]
Shalom Aleinu (Israeli)
Choreographed by Shmulik Gov-Ari 1998 “Peace will come upon us and on [...]
She’Keshe’Navo (Israel)
Choreographed by Avi Peretz 1986 “When We Return"
Shir al Etz (Israeli)
Choreographed by Yaakov Mariyom 1983 In 3/4 rhythm; to a Yiddish/Ladino [...]
Sweet Girl (Armenia/American)
Popular Armenian-American dance introduced by Tom Bozigian in 1960,12-count [...]
Tik (Greece)
Pontic dance; can be done in 7/8, 5/8 or 9/16 rhythm
Tino Mori (Macedonia)
Macedonian dance in 7/8 rhythm, introduced by Atanas Koloravski "Tino" is a [...]
To Milo (Greece)
Introduced by Tineke van Geel Music by Giorgos Dalaras “The Apple"
Tumbalalaika (Israel)
One-wall line dance choreographed by Rivka Sturman Russian/Yiddish song Tum [...]
Tzena Tzena (Israel)
Title means “Come Out, Come Out" "Go forth, daughters (and see soldiers in [...]
Tzil Zugim (Israel)
2-part Israeli dance, with clapping and snapping "Gong Tune" - choregraphed [...]
Üç Kiz Bir Ana (Turkey)
Originally taught by Ahmet Lüleci. The dance is from the town of Artvin, [...]
Valle Pogonishte (Albania)
Based on Albanian pogonishte step. Choreographed and taught by Yves Moreau. [...]
Vallja E Pllanes (Albania)
Taught by Steve Kotansky at the Veselo Festival, in Eugene, Oregon
Vals Agur (Israel)
Originally a couple dance, but also danced in line format Choregraphed by [...]
Ve David Yefe Einayim (Israel)
VeDavid Yefe Einayim - Teach & Dance Rikudei Am Singer:Yuval Lev Tov
Ya Raya (Israel)
The song is an Algernian chaabi song written and performed in 1973 by [...]
Zek Zek Dadumle (Serbia/Macedonia/Rom)
Introduced by Steve Kotansky Cocek-style dance done throughout the Balkans [...]
Zemer Atik (Israel)
"Ancient Song" - lyrics say when we "raise our glasses together, our eyes [...]
Zonradikos (Greece)
Basic dance from Greek Thrace, similar to a Bulgarian Pravo