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 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.

Adje Jano (Serbia)
Traditional Serbian dance from Kosovo “Come on Jana, let’s dance the kolo"
3 views
Al Sadenu (Israel)
"Over the Field” - "Evening has descended over plowed field and garden; in [...]
8 views
Albania
A dance for strong flexible young men.
8 views
Andro Retourne (France/Brittany)
From Brittany, France; Breton dance in 4/4 Choreographed version of a basic [...]
0 views
Armenian Miserlou (Armenia/U.S.)
From the Armenian/American diaspora community in Racine, Wisconsin. Taught [...]
11 views
At Va’ani (Israel)
Circle dance in 2 parts, choreographed by Danny Uziel 1982 "You and Me”
4 views
Balada Lemayan  (Israel)
"A ballad to spring”. Choreographer: Shlomo Maman 1983
3 views
Bavno Oro (Macedonia)
Beautiful three-part Macedonian dance. "Slow Dance" - originally taught by [...]
6 views
Belgium
'T Smidje, a change-partner dance popular with young dancers all over Europe!
3 views
Bicak (Bulgaria)
Popular dance from Pirin (SW Bulgaria) Taught by Yves Moreau who learned it [...]
3 views
Bufcansko Oro (Macedonia)
Women's dance from the Macedonian village of Buf, region of Bitola 2/4 [...]
1 views
Darkeinu (Israeli)
Choreographed by Gadi Biton 2002 Music by Sarit Vino-Elad and Chani [...]
2 views
Dospatsko Horo (Bulgaria)
From the Rhodopes region, in 7/8 rhythm The dance is from the town of [...]
8 views
English
The Bonnie Cuckoo, a stately English set dance.
5 views
Eretz Eretz (Israel)
Simple two-part dance; Eretz means "land" -- music & lyrics by Shaike [...]
8 views
French Canada
La Bastringue, a change-partner dance that's been popular for many years!
1 views
Gori More (Serbian American)
Gori More (GO-ree MO-reh) is a Serbian-American dance apparently created by [...]
10 views
Greece
Ballaristos, a lively line dance performed by a group of young dancers.
5 views
Ha Shoshana Porachat (Israel)
“The Rose is Blooming”. Music is a Ladino melody ("Los Bilbilicos"). [...]
7 views
Halev (Israel)
Choreographed by Gadi Bitton 2014 "The Heart"
3 views
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