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.
Traditional Serbian dance from Kosovo “Come on Jana, let’s dance the kolo"
"Over the Field” - "Evening has descended over plowed field and garden; in [...]
A dance for strong flexible young men.
From Brittany, France; Breton dance in 4/4 Choreographed version of a basic [...]
From the Armenian/American diaspora community in Racine, Wisconsin. Taught [...]
Circle dance in 2 parts, choreographed by Danny Uziel 1982 "You and Me”
"A ballad to spring”. Choreographer: Shlomo Maman 1983
Beautiful three-part Macedonian dance. "Slow Dance" - originally taught by [...]
'T Smidje, a change-partner dance popular with young dancers all over Europe!
Popular dance from Pirin (SW Bulgaria) Taught by Yves Moreau who learned it [...]
Women's dance from the Macedonian village of Buf, region of Bitola 2/4 [...]
Choreographed by Gadi Biton 2002 Music by Sarit Vino-Elad and Chani [...]
From the Rhodopes region, in 7/8 rhythm The dance is from the town of [...]
The Bonnie Cuckoo, a stately English set dance.
Simple two-part dance; Eretz means "land" -- music & lyrics by Shaike [...]
La Bastringue, a change-partner dance that's been popular for many years!
Gori More (GO-ree MO-reh) is a Serbian-American dance apparently created by [...]
Ballaristos, a lively line dance performed by a group of young dancers.
“The Rose is Blooming”. Music is a Ladino melody ("Los Bilbilicos"). [...]
Choreographed by Gadi Bitton 2014 "The Heart"