Dance and Music Samples


The international dance community does dances from nearly every country in the world. There are thousands of dances and just as many pieces of music. Below is a very small sample of music you might hear and video clips of dances you might see at a class or club where international folk dance are done.

Be aware that if you type “folk dance” into the search engine on youtube or any similar video website, what you will see are predominantly performing groups in costumes, with musicians and elaborate choreographies. The videos you will see on this webpage are “regular folk” at recreational dance classes and clubs.

If you don’t see a particular country on the list, it does not mean that dances from that country are not part of the repertoire; it’s a matter of space on this web page and what is available to share.

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Abdala (Bulgaria)
Abdala (AHB-dah-lah), sometimes known as Vlasko Dajcovo, was learned by [...]
19 views
Adama V’Shamayim (Israel)
Choreographed by Gadi Bitton 2008 “Earth and Sky”
77 views
Adje Jano (Serbia)
Traditional Serbian dance from Kosovo “Come on Jana, let’s dance the kolo"
28 views
Agir Halay (Turkey)
Taught by Ahmet Luleci “Slow Dance"
134 views
Al Gemali (Israel)
Choreographed by Moshe Eskayo 1971 “On my camel” Music by N. Sharabi
37 views
Al Sadenu (Israel)
"Over the Field” - "Evening has descended over plowed field and garden; in [...]
39 views
Albania
A dance for strong flexible young men.
16 views
Alunelul (Romania)
Alunelul means "Little Hazlenut" 2/4 meter. This dance was introduced by [...]
19 views
Alunelul de la Urzica (Romania)
From the village of Urzica 4/4 meter; taught by Sunni Boland
18 views
Ambee Dageetz (Armenia/US)
“Armenian Turn” Armenian shuffle dance with full turns Taught by Tom Bozigian
16 views
Andro Retourne (France)
Breton dance in 4/4 "The Turn Returned” To the song “Changerez Tu"
11 views
Andro Retourne (France/Brittany)
From Brittany, France; Breton dance in 4/4 Choreographed version of a basic [...]
18 views
Armenian Miserlou (Armenia/U.S.)
From the Armenian/American diaspora community in Racine, Wisconsin. Taught [...]
34 views
At Va’ani (Israel)
Circle dance in 2 parts, choreographed by Danny Uziel 1982 "You and Me”
44 views
B’har Hagilboa (Israel)
Choreographed by Sefi Aviv 1986 "On Mount Gilboa”
23 views
Balada Lemayan  (Israel)
"A ballad to spring”. Choreographer: Shlomo Maman 1983
43 views
Bat Tsurim (Israeli)
Choregraphed by Yoav Ashriel 1967 "Daughter of the Rock"
24 views
Bavno Oro (Macedonia)
Beautiful three-part Macedonian dance. "Slow Dance" - originally taught by [...]
110 views
Be Pundak Katan (Israel)
Choregraphed by Avi Perez 1988 "In a Small Tavern” About a sea captain with [...]
18 views
Belgium
'T Smidje, a change-partner dance popular with young dancers all over Europe!
15 views
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