Floricica Olteneasca [Oltenia, Romania]
Romanian dance from Oltenia that was introduced
by Mihai David in the early 70s.
There are more difficult dances, but this is the
the ultimate "hot shot" dance, and one that most
recreational folk dancers aspire to.
Hora Boreasca [Oltenia, Romania]
According to www.eliznik.org.uk,
Alunelul is found across the whole of southern Romania (other names Ca la balta).
The many variants use similar motifs of single and double crossing steps and stamping patterns.
The same dance is found in both Greece and Bulgaria under different names.
Alunelul De La Goicea [Oltenia, Romania]
Alunelul De La Goicea is
a fast Alunelul from Oltenia (in Romania).
Alunelul De La Izbiceni [Muntenia, Romania]
Alunelul de la Izbiceni is an alunelul
from Izbiceni, Romania. Izbiceni is a village in Muntenia on the
Dunav river next to the Bulgarian border.
Arcanul [Moldavia, Romania]
Two versions of Arcanul, a common dance in the Moldavian region of Romania.
Arcanul Batrinesc [Moldavia, Romania]
lyrics & score
Arcanul Batrinesc is a slow Arcanul from
the Moldavia region in Romania. Batrin means "ancient or "old"
and it is a common "surname" to dances from all over
Baiteneasca [Moldavia, Romania]
Baitaneasca is a simple dance
with great music from the Moldavia region in Romania.
Batrineasca Din Bocovina [Moldavia, Romania]
Batrineasca Din Bocovina is a fun
Romanian dance with a catchy tune from the Bucovina
region in north Moldavia.
Batuta [Moldavia, Romania]
Batuta is a actually a family of dances
with many versions. It is typical of south Moldavia and Dobrogea in Romania.
In Koprivshtitsa, on the Northwest Bulgarian
stages (i.e., Montana and Vidin),
you can find Bulgarian groups wearing costumes that look Romanian,
dancing dances such as Batuta, Rata/Raca, and Calusar
to tunes that sound Romanian.
But in Bulgaria, they are Bulgarian dances!
Batuta Munteneasca [Muntenia, Romania]
Batuta Munteneasca is one of our "hot shot" dances
that we sometimes put on if we get a second wind
towards the end of dancing.
Bota [Transylvania, Romania]
Bota is actually a family of dances found in north & central
Transylvania. It's a men's stick dance, danced holding one long stick,
like the Calusar.
Briul de la Fagarash [Transylvania, Romania]
Briul de la Fagarash is a Romanian dance from Brasov in south Transylvania.
By the time it arrived in Israel, it had undergone active folklore, and emerged as
such an advanced dance that we rarely dance it anymore.
It's a shame because the music is outstanding and the actual dance is not
nearly as difficult as the one that we created from it.
Calusari [Oltenia, Romania]
Calusari is an old ritual dance from Oltennia, in south Romania.
Coragheasca De La Gircina [Moldava, Romania]
Coragheasca De La Gircina is a Romanian dance from Moldava.
De a Lungul [Transylvania, Romania]
De a Lungul is a Romanian couple's dance from
De Beut Din Hoteni [Transylvania, Romania]
De Beut Din Hoteni is a Romanian men's dance from Maramures.
De Doi Din Banat [Banat, Romania]
One of Mihai David's dances,
De Doi Din Banat is a couple's dance from the Banat region in Romania.
Dianca Din Dolj [Oltenia, Romania]
An unusual exception to the rule from Oltenia,
Dianca is a Romanian dance in 11/8 + 9/8 meters.
Fecioreasca Fetelor Din Crihalma [Transylvania, Romania]
Girl's dance from Crihalma, from the
sub region Brasov in the Fagaras area of South Transilvania.
Galaonul De La Birca [Oltenia, Romania]
Galaonul De La Birca is a very fast Romanian dance from Oltenia.
Hodoreaga de la Fagarash [Transylvania, Romania]
Hodoreaga de la Fagarash is a Romanian dance
from Brasov in south Transylvania.
Hora Cimpulungului [Moldavia, Romania]
Hora Cimpulungului is a dance for couples in a circle
from Cimpulungului in the Moldavian region of Romania.
Hora De La Munte [Moldavia, Romania]
Another great dance from the Moldavia region in Romania.
Hora De Langesti [Romania]
One of our long time favorites, Hora De Langesti
is a good beginning of the evening dance. We have set strigaturi
that we shout to it, with the leader calling and the dancers
Hora Din Caval [Romania]
Live recording of Hora Din Caval
from one of our parties.
Hora Moldoveneasca [Moldava, Romania]
There are many pieces of music by
this name which means simply Hora from Moldova.
This one is devine.
Hora Din Negotin [Vlach, Romania]
Hora Din Negotin is from the Timoc river valley.
The dance is similar to the Serbian Vlaske dance Vlajna.
Hora Mare [Romania]
Music for this month's dance, Hora Mare.
This is a wonderful beginner's dance.
Hora Mare Bucovineana [Bukovina, Romania]
Music from the Bukovina region in Romania for Hora Mare Bucovineana,
an easy dance that is very popular with us.
Hora Nunilor Mari [Romania]
Hora Nunilor Mari, a pretty, flowing dance from Romania.
Hora Pe Loc [Moldavia, Romania]
A fun dance from the Moldavia region in Romania,
Hora Pe Loc has 10 parts, each slightly different than the one before it.
Oh, and every once in a while, there's an extra stamp.
None of the parts are hard, it's just a challenge to keep them in order
and to remember where the extra stamps come in.
Hora Lui Dobrica [Moldavia, Romania]
Hora Lui Dobrica is a dance from the Moldavia region in Romania.
Hora Satului [Romania]
Fun Romanian music with strigaturi (the shouting that often accompanies
Jiana [Transylvania, Romania]
Jiana is a Romanian dance from Transylvania.
This is a great version of it, probably NOT the
version that you're used to...
But if you are familiar with the song/dance, you will
recognize it as Jiana.
Jiana Veche [Transylvania, Romania]
Jiana Veche is from Transylvania, Romania.
We learned it as Jiana din Avrig from Sunni Bloland
when she was here in Israel.
Joc Din Slatina [Vlach, Romania]
Joc Din Slatina is a Vlach dance from Slatina in Olts,
a subregion of Oltenia in the Timoc river valley.
Joc In Patru [Transylvania, Romania]
lyrics & score
Hungarian foursome dances are another type of dance found
in Transylvania. Joc In Patru means "Dance for Four". It's a couple's
dance tradionally danced by two couples. The music comes from
Jocul De A Lungul [Transylvania, Romania]
Jocul De A Lungul is dance from Transylvania, Romania.
Murguletul de la Petresti [Muntenia, Romania]
A fun dance from the Murguletul family of dances,
from the sub region Dimbovita.
Oas Dance [Transylvania, Romania]
Oas Dance is an example of very typical music from
Oas, one of the most interesting sub-regions of Transylvania.
Paidusca De La Stejaru [Romania]
A Romanian Paidusca, fantastic dance!
Perinita is a Romanian folk dance that is danced at weddings.
A person with a handkerchief dances inside a circle and chooses a person of an
opposite sex by placing the handkerchief aro. Then the first person goes back
into the circle, leaving the person he picked to dance in the middle.
Polobocul [Moldavia, Romania]
Very exciting Romanian music from Moldavia.
Poloxia Ca La Goica [Oltenia, Romania]
Poloxia Ca La Goica is a fast Romanian dance from Oltenia.
Rata [Moldavia, Romania]
Rata is a popular dance from the
Moldavia region in Romania.
Rustemul [Oltenia, Romania]
A fast Romanian dance from Oltenia.
Salajan [Transylvania, Romania]
Salajan is a Romanian couples dance from the Salaj region in Transylvania.
A wonderful version of Sirba,
one of the basic dances in Romania.
Sirba Calusereasca [Oltenia, Romania]
Sirba Calusereasca is
from the Calusari family of dances.
From Oltenia, a region known for its fast dances,
it's one of the fastest dances we know.
We like it because of all the shouting....
Sirba Olteneasca [Oltenia, Romania]
Sirba Olteneasca is from Oltenia, Romania.
Sirba Pe Loc [Oltenia, Romania]
A popular sirba from the Oltenia region in Romania.
Sirba Sita Buzalilui [Transylvania, Romania]
Dance from Mures County in north Transylvania.
Siriul [Muntenia, Romania]
A quiet Romanian dance from Muntenia.
Trei Pazeste De La Bistret [Oltenia, Romania]
Very fast dance from the Trei Pazeste family of dances.
Trei Pazeste De La Dolj [Oltenia, Romania]
Trei Pazeste is actually a family of dances from
the region of Oltenia.
The dances are characterized by fast steps and similar patterns.
This one is is from the sub region Dolj on the Bulgarian border.
Zdroboleanca [Romania, Muntenia]
Zdroboleanca, a Romanian dance from Muntenia.