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Anybody else out there a folk dancing fan?


hague1cmaeron 14 | 1,368
26 Jan 2011 #1
I find that I am quite keen on folk dancing, watching that is since I can't dance(:

A few examples that I like:

Starting from my region of origin







And something a little further afield and outside of Poland. I find that I do like this Hungarian dance.
youtube.com/watch?v=GRkQoPzVJms
Daisy 3 | 1,224
26 Jan 2011 #2
I like English Rapper
smurf 39 | 1,966
26 Jan 2011 #3
I've never seen any Polish folk dancing, looks like good craic though, wish they had something cool like that in smelly Kato, back at home we'd call that a session and many many pints of guinness would be drank :)
OP hague1cmaeron 14 | 1,368
26 Jan 2011 #4
I like English Rapper

I really enjoyed that, I think i have only seen this type of dance once before, is it specific to a certain part of england?

I guess I am more familiar with Morris dancing. The other day i saw a demonstration of English clog dancing, quite interesting.

And I am obviously familiar with Scottish dancing, which I really like.
youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=emCIxAJCe2g

I've never seen any Polish folk dancing, looks like good craic though, wish they had something cool like that in smelly Kato, back at home we'd call that a session and many many pints of Guinness would be drank :)

Yea no chance of that, its all Silesians there(:

A demonstration of English clog dancing
Daisy 3 | 1,224
26 Jan 2011 #5
Abbot's Bromley Horn Dance, it takes place in September and goes on all day, visiting every farm and village in the area. Carbon dating on the antlers show them to be at least 1,000 years old, the dance is mentioned in 12th century writings, so it's very old

youtu.be/p8WYyWTCOG8

note the horse in the line-up, here's another one that takes place on Mayday where only the horse dances

youtu.be/2jk9sueqlyA
Olaf 6 | 955
26 Jan 2011 #6
This is nice, but nothing can be compared to Stavros
youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7gHvATmUsSg
isthatu2 4 | 2,694
26 Jan 2011 #7
"Zulu's Sah,10 of em!"
youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=M9k2uIX7BeU
Trying to find clips without excesive boobage is a nightmare :)
smurf 39 | 1,966
26 Jan 2011 #8
its all Silesians there

yea everyone's too busy mining coal to keep Warsaw in the green :)
isthatu2 4 | 2,694
26 Jan 2011 #9
Am I imagining things or did The Fonz do a Polish folk dance on Happy Days once??
OP hague1cmaeron 14 | 1,368
26 Jan 2011 #10
This is nice, but nothing can be compared to Stavros

Yes it very hard to compete against Stavros, really great stuff. lol.

Trying to find clips without excesive boobage is a nightmare :)

Yes I've seen a few those. And with plenty of 'boobage', it brings back memories(:
isthatu2 4 | 2,694
27 Jan 2011 #12
Thats good to know beno,thanks for sharing.
suppose this is more Volks dancing but,still funny
youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=72fDcYBMk0Y
dtaylor5632 18 | 1,999
27 Jan 2011 #13
Wheres your Scottish Celtic dancing istha?
isthatu2 4 | 2,694
27 Jan 2011 #14
Me? Only folk dancing Ive ever done was "Cossak" and hopefully there isnt any footage on you tube ;)
Its probably treason to say it,but Ive never been impressed with Scottish dancing TBH,Oh,Im sure there is an "art" to it but its a bit fluffy and twee for me.

Saw these guys live when I was a Kid, so @ 2.15 is my idea of "Sword Dancing" ! :)
youtube.com/watch?v=vrcvF5sXX2o
OP hague1cmaeron 14 | 1,368
27 Jan 2011 #15
Impressive, and it looks quite complicated.

This also looks quite complicated.
youtube.com/watch?v=rNXKuwhhC1c

back to my Poland and my former province, though not region. The Krakowiak



Not the best version though.
Trevek 25 | 1,699
27 Jan 2011 #16
Ive never been impressed with Scottish dancing TBH,Oh,Im sure there is an "art" to it but its a bit fluffy and twee for me.

You've obviously never done the end-of-the-night Strip the Willow on the Renfrew Ferry's Friday night ceilidh. Rollerball without the wheeels!

I've done a fair bit of Polish dancing in villages and barns. My wife plays trad music and I worked with a theatre group who went into the dark areas off the map. Oberek's at midnight around a candle... Polka's where people fell through the floor of the farmhouse... playing drums until the skin left my knuckles and the blood flowed... all good fun.
isthatu2 4 | 2,694
27 Jan 2011 #17
Renfrew Ferry's Friday night ceilidh. Rollerball without the wheeels!

Couldnt resist it

Play this with the sound up...but watch the lower one with the sound down at the same time (cheap ,quick remix lol)..:)
youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JUChz2JFjBY

youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cwAeisdrXbQ
Albanaich 2 | 31
20 Feb 2011 #18
Yeah, my Polish friends were impressed with Scottish Ceildh dancing to. . . . . if you haven't got bruises at the end of the night you've been doing it wrong!

Up in Inverness they mix Ceildh with Techno - wierd. . . . . . .
OP hague1cmaeron 14 | 1,368
31 Jul 2011 #19
Some more Polish folk that I came across:

Some high tempo music:



a slower tempo:
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pawian 223 | 24,573
20 Feb 2022 #20
Merged:

Traditional Polish dances - folk and high society



What? No thread about traditional Polish dances? For 15 years???? Amazing.

We need to catch up now. Let`s start with my favourite.

Mazur
pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazur_(taniec)

It is a joyful, dynamic dance, oftentimes danced at szlachta's courts. The man leading the mazur is a wodzirej. Mazur's popularity among European ballrooms' dances rose in the 19th century.

It is a joyful, dynamic dance, oftentimes danced at szlachta's courts. The man leading the mazur is a wodzirej. Mazur's popularity among European ballrooms' dances rose in the 19th century.




pawian 223 | 24,573
26 Jun 2022 #21
Excellent performance of a Highland robbers dance straight from Polish Highlands. :) Only male dance.



Another Highland dance, this time both sexes take part.


pawian 223 | 24,573
27 Jul 2022 #22
The Krakowiak Not the best version though.

From Krakow region in Lesser Poland. Every Krakow resident has danced it in kindergarten or school. It gave a rise to certain Polish symbols like Krakowiak cap called rogatywka - corner cap.

Here the performance by the famous Mazowsze ensamble. With English subtitles



The folk outfit worn for the dance has become the national costume of Poland, most notably, the rogatywka peaked hat with peacock feathers.It became a popular ballroom dance in Vienna ("Krakauer") and Paris ("Cracovienne") where, with the polonaise and the mazurka, it signalled a Romantic sensibility of sympathy towards a picturesque, distant and oppressed nation. In Russia a krakowiak was featured in Mikhail Glinka's A Life for the Tsar (1836) and, ever since, became an identifiable symbol of Poles and Polish culture in the Russian Empire, especially due to the rogatywka hat.

Peacock cap is a must for every Krakus!



Alien 20 | 5,227
27 Jul 2022 #23
Is it the same couple which dances on a bottle of Żywiec beer?
pawian 223 | 24,573
27 Jul 2022 #24
:):):) Exactly, the same, at least the male dancer. Wow that you recalled it.



pawian 223 | 24,573
28 Dec 2022 #25
Oberek - another fast energetic dance

Amasing dance coz female dancers lift their male partners

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oberek

The oberek, also called obertas or ober, is a lively Polish dance. Its name is derived from the Polish obracać się ("to spin"). It consists of many dance lifts and jumps. It is performed at a much quicker pace than the Polish waltz and is one of the national dances of Poland. It the second-most popular dance in Polish-American music, after the polka.







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