Stockton Goralski (Poland)


Góralski ze Stoctonu (goo-RAHL-skee zeh stahk-TOH-noo) or Stockton Goralski is a modern non-partner dance based on the folklore of the people living in the Tatra Mountains of southern Poland. The name means “the dance of the mountain folk (Górale) from Stockton.” It was taught by Richard Schmidt at the 2005 Stockton Folk Dance Camp. Dances from the Tatra Mountains have a unique style and dialect of their own. Even today the people dress in elements of traditional costume. The young people take the lyrics and melodies of traditional songs and adapt them to modern instruments. This lively dance is an example of traditional dance steps being adapted to modern, yet uniquely Górale, music. Dance notes…

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