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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391 videos found
Sitna Baluca (Bulgaria)
180 views
Sitna Baluca (SEET-nah bah-LOO-tsah) or "a little meddling" acknowledges ...
Sitno Severnjaško Horo (Bulgaria)
380 views
Originally taught in the US by Jaap Leegwater, who learned it form Jordan ...
Smiljana (Bulgaria)
83 views
Smilyana (smihl-YAH-nah) was choreographed by Daniela Ivanova. She used the ...
Snošti Minah, Kate (Bulgaria)
49 views
This is a version of the traditional dance Širto choreographed by Iliana ...
Somogyi Karikazo (Hungary)
388 views
Somogyi Karikazo is a girls' dance from Somogy district, southern Hungary. ...
Stamena (Bulgaria)
39 views
This belongs to the category of modern, choreographed folk dances such as ...
Stâpil Dobri (Bulgaria)
112 views
Originally taught by Jaap Leegwater, who learned it from Ivan Gavrilov. The ...
Steppin' Out (US)
69 views
Novelty US solo line dance. It can also be done in a circle or in couples. ...
Stockton Goralski (Poland)
325 views
Góralski ze Stoctonu (goo-RAHL-skee zeh stahk-TOH-noo) or Stockton Goralski ...
Strumička Petorka (Macedonia)
247 views
Strumička Petorka (STROO-meech-kah PEH-tor-kah) is a choreography of ...
Svatba (Bulgaria, Macedonia)
868 views
Svatba (SVAHT-bah) means "wedding." The source for this dance is Belcho ...
Svornato (Bulgaria)
123 views
Taught by Iliana Bozhanova at the 2021 Stockton Folk Dance Camp. She ...
Swedish Finn Mixer (Sweden)
77 views
Originally taught by Edward Gollar, who learned it at the Festival in ...
Sweet Girl (Armenian American)
757 views
Popular Armenian-American dance introduced by Tom Bozigian in 1960,12-count ...
Syrtos Samothrakis (Greece)
1,055 views
Sytos Samothrakis (seer-TOHS sah-moh-THRAH-kees), meaning Syrtos from ...
Taï Taï (Greece)
56 views
Taï Taï (TAHY TAHY) of Thessaly, Greece is a specific a cappella song/dance ...
Takanata (Bulgaria)
657 views
Tâkanata (TUH-kah-nah-tah), observed at the August 1971 Koprivsvtica ...
Tankō Bushi -炭坑節 (Japan)
13 views
Tankō Bushi (Coal Miner's Dance) was brought to the US by Jerry Joris ...
Tankosava (Serbia)
141 views
Tankosava is a Serbian dance similar to Šetnja with additions, done to nice ...
Tapan Cuka (Macedonia)
273 views
Presented at Stockton Folk Dance Camp 2018, Tapan Cuka (TAH-pahn CHOO-kah) ...
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