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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‘t Smidje (Belgium)
"‘t Smidge (the Smithy) is this decade’s Macarena”, says California [...]
5 views
Abdala (Bulgaria)
Abdala (AHB-dah-lah), sometimes known as Vlasko Dajcovo, was learned by [...]
259 views
Adama V’Shamayim (Israel)
Choreographed by Gadi Bitton 2008 “Earth and Sky”
1209 views
Adir Adirim (Israel)
Choreographed and taught by Gadi Bitton. Also widely taught by Roberto [...]
337 views
Adje Jano (Serbia)
Traditional Serbian dance from Kosovo “Come on Jana, let’s dance the kolo". [...]
246 views
Agir Halay (Turkey)
Taught by Ahmet Luleci “Slow Dance"
407 views
Al Gemali (Israel)
Choreographed by Moshe Eskayo 1971 “On my camel” Music by N. Sharabi. Dance [...]
234 views
Al Sadenu (Israel)
"Over the Field” - "Evening has descended over plowed field and garden; in [...]
325 views
Alunelul (Romania)
Alunelul means "Little Hazlenut" 2/4 meter. This dance was introduced by [...]
300 views
Alunelul de la Urzica (Romania)
From the village of Urzica 4/4 meter; taught by Sunni Boland
117 views
Ambee Dageetz (Armenia/US)
“Armenian Turn” Armenian shuffle dance with full turns Taught by Tom Bozigian
97 views
Andro Retourne (Brittany,France)
An Dro Retourne (AHN DROB ruh-toor-NAY), literally "reversing An Dro," is a [...]
294 views
Anna’s Visa (Sweden)
Anna’s Visa was presented by members of a gilledans (fellowship dance) [...]
2 views
Arabim Fellahi (Turkey)
Arabım Fellahi (AH-rah-buhm feh-lah-HEE ) means “my Arabic farmer.” This [...]
19 views
Arcanul Batrinesc (Romania)
Arcanul Batrinesc (ahr-kah-NOOL BUH-trehn-ehsk) belongs to a family of [...]
163 views
Armenian Miserlou (Armenia/U.S.)
From the Armenian/American diaspora community in Racine, Wisconsin. Taught [...]
185 views
Arnautsko Horo (Macedonia)
Macedonian Dance choreographed and taught by Yves Moreau. The music is [...]
158 views
Astonished Archaeologist (English Country)
Astonished Archaeologist Longways set for three couples Author: Philippe [...]
51 views
At Va’ani (Israel)
At Va'ani (AHT Vah-ahn-EE, meaning You and I) was composed by Danny Uziel [...]
294 views
Athela Mou (Greece/Rom)
Maurits van Geel choreographed the dance based on traditional steps for a [...]
53 views
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