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.
AlbaniaA dance for strong flexible young men.
Belgium'T Smidje, a change-partner dance popular with young dancers all over Europe!
EnglishThe Bonnie Cuckoo, a stately English set dance.
French CanadaLa Bastringue, a change-partner dance that's been popular for many years!
GreeceBallaristos, a lively line dance performed by a group of young dancers.
HungaryCouples dancing to live music.
IsraelKorim Lanu Lalechet, an energetic circle dance.
ItalyGiga, an Italian dance for flirtatious couples.
MacedoniaShopka, a fast circle dance.
RomaniaPracticing a Romanian dance with a master teacher.
SwedenCouples dancing to live music.
TurkeyTurkish dancing at a wedding.
United StatesSalty Dog Rag, a dance enjoyed for decades and created in the U.S. for international folk dancers!