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People dances or folklore dances are dances, which to traditional people celebrations were danced and become. They occur practically in all cultures and do not form together with the people music (the folk music!) an inseparable unit. Contrary to standard dances the courses of motion are not so strictly fixed, what it does not mean that them are completely informally danced. Also the Tracht carried to the dance differed by decoration, used materials, head coverages and Zierat often clearly from the everyday life clothes. Exercised with the displacement of the original people music by Popmusik and the commercial standardization of people celebrations, as well as the simplified entrance to a larger leisure offer people dances will become less, them often still in regional groups (not only groups of people dances) or with special Tanzveranstaltungen (e.g. Kathreintanz, Wiener_Kathreintanz), BalFolk, as well as for tourists or customs meetings danced.

People dances

Zigtausende noted and held people dances exist. A small selection is here aforementioned. Many further see below under Related links.

Name of people dances

The names of the individual dances are very often exchangeable, have with the present meaning nothing more to often do. About the name in Austria of the delivered a Swedish Verballhornung of the original name is "Swabian Walzer".

Also with the Zwiefachen as at most dance families most diverse designations are delivered and in different regions usually.

Niederdeut people dances

Dances from the area, in which "flat-German" one speaks:

  • Pair dances and circle dances: Filter jump, Buske di Remmer, Klapptanz, Hackeblock, Lott is dood, hunter Scottish, Kreuzpolka, stop gallopp
  • Tampeten: Oberkirchner Tampete, Tampete dark shade
  • Figaro: The beautiful Wulka
  • Row dances: Half moon, merry one Di
  • Trioletts: Allemande, Birnbaum
  • Dances of pair of two: Harvest dance, chop and toe
  • Countering dances: retort, kind countries counter, four-door ones
  • Quadrillen: Sour countries Quadrille No. 4 and 5
  • Cone and dances of pair of eight: Eldenaer cone, the fifth boy
  • Dances of pair of eight: Vierzehntouriger, large figure eight

Alpine people dances

Some dance families with in each case many subspecies are

  • Landler and/or
  • Mazurka
  • Polka
  • Scottish
  • Walzer (German dance)
  • Zwiefacher

Further simple dances are listed on the side Austrian basic dance.

See also: Austrian people dance

French people dances

  • To-Dro
  • At Dro
  • Branle
  • Hanter Dro
  • La

Greek dances

  • Chasaposervikos
  • Chassapikos
  • Mantilatos
  • Sirtaki
  • Sirtos
  • Varis Chasapikos
  • Zonaradikos
  • Kalamatianos
  • Chaniotikos
  • Pentozalis
  • Pidichtos
  • Tsifteteli
  • Zeimbekiko

Spanish people dances

  • Chaconne
  • Passacaglia
  • Jota (dance)

Irish-Scottish people dances

  • Irish Dance
    • Dancing
    • Set Dance
    • Sean quilting dance (Connemara)
  • Hornpipe
  • Jig
  • Reel
  • Polka
  • Strathspey

European people dances

  • Hungarian
  • Kasatschok Russian
  • Chain dance
  • Circle dance
  • Letkiss Finnish
  • Reigen
  • Sword dance
  • Polka Czech and completely Europe
  • Polska Swedish, originally Polish
  • Hambo Swedish

Israeli people dances

  • Hora
  • Debka

North American people dances

  • Linedance
  • Square Dance

South American people dances

  • Cueca


  • Margrit Vogt, old person down-German people dances, F. Coppenrath publishing house, 1986, ISBN 3-88547300-3

See also

  • Dance terms in the people dance
  • Customs
  • Folklore
  • People music and copyright
  • List of groups of people dances
  • : Category: Dance to countries
  • List of the dances

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