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 small collection dances you might see or music you might hear at a class or club where international folk dance is 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.

Folk dance videos catagorized by COUNTRY

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Abdala (Bulgaria)
Abdala (AHB-dah-lah), sometimes known as Vlasko Dajcovo, was learned by [...]
65 views
Adama V’Shamayim (Israel)
Choreographed by Gadi Bitton 2008 “Earth and Sky”
286 views
Adir Adirim (Israel)
Choreographed and taught by Gadi Bitton. Also widely taught by Roberto [...]
27 views
Adje Jano (Serbia)
Traditional Serbian dance from Kosovo “Come on Jana, let’s dance the kolo". [...]
82 views
Agir Halay (Turkey)
Taught by Ahmet Luleci “Slow Dance"
208 views
Al Gemali (Israel)
Choreographed by Moshe Eskayo 1971 “On my camel” Music by N. Sharabi. Dance [...]
91 views
Al Sadenu (Israel)
"Over the Field” - "Evening has descended over plowed field and garden; in [...]
94 views
Alunelul (Romania)
Alunelul means "Little Hazlenut" 2/4 meter. This dance was introduced by [...]
56 views
Alunelul de la Urzica (Romania)
From the village of Urzica 4/4 meter; taught by Sunni Boland
25 views
Ambee Dageetz (Armenia/US)
“Armenian Turn” Armenian shuffle dance with full turns Taught by Tom Bozigian
27 views
Andro Retourne (France)
Breton dance in 4/4 "The Turn Returned” To the song “Changerez Tu"
21 views
Andro Retourne (France/Brittany)
From Brittany, France; Breton dance in 4/4 Choreographed version of a basic [...]
63 views
Arcanul Batrinesc (Romania)
Arcanul Batrinesc (ahr-kah-NOOL BUH-trehn-ehsk) belongs to a family of [...]
13 views
Armenian Miserlou (Armenia/U.S.)
From the Armenian/American diaspora community in Racine, Wisconsin. Taught [...]
51 views
Astonished Archaeologist (English Country)
Astonished Archaeologist Longways set for three couples Author: Philippe [...]
9 views
At Va’ani (Israel)
At Va'ani (AHT Vah-ahn-EE, meaning You and I) was composed by Danny Uziel [...]
89 views
B’har Hagilboa (Israel)
Choreographed by Sefi Aviv 1986 "On Mount Gilboa”
62 views
Balada Lemayan  (Israel)
"A ballad to spring”. Choreographer: Shlomo Maman 1983
87 views
Bat Tsurim (Israeli)
Choregraphed by Yoav Ashriel 1967 "Daughter of the Rock"
59 views
Bavno Oro (Macedonia)
Beautiful three-part Macedonian dance. "Slow Dance" - originally taught by [...]
195 views
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