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.
Abdala (AHB-dah-lah), sometimes known as Vlasko Dajcovo, was learned by [...]
Choreographed by Gadi Bitton 2008 “Earth and Sky”
Traditional Serbian dance from Kosovo “Come on Jana, let’s dance the kolo"
Taught by Ahmet Luleci “Slow Dance"
Choreographed by Moshe Eskayo 1971 “On my camel” Music by N. Sharabi
"Over the Field” - "Evening has descended over plowed field and garden; in [...]
A dance for strong flexible young men.
Alunelul means "Little Hazlenut" 2/4 meter. This dance was introduced by [...]
From the village of Urzica 4/4 meter; taught by Sunni Boland
“Armenian Turn” Armenian shuffle dance with full turns Taught by Tom Bozigian
Breton dance in 4/4 "The Turn Returned” To the song “Changerez Tu"
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”
Choreographed by Sefi Aviv 1986 "On Mount Gilboa”
"A ballad to spring”. Choreographer: Shlomo Maman 1983
Choregraphed by Yoav Ashriel 1967 "Daughter of the Rock"
Beautiful three-part Macedonian dance. "Slow Dance" - originally taught by [...]
Choregraphed by Avi Perez 1988 "In a Small Tavern” About a sea captain with [...]
'T Smidje, a change-partner dance popular with young dancers all over Europe!