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What are the Russian national dances

What are the Russian national dances

Many traditional dances are well known all over the world: tango, flamenco, waltz, cancan.

But Russian folk dances are new residents, even Russia, because they did not spread and gradually became part of history.

These are the old dances as trepak, dance, lady, apple and others.


Perhaps the most famous Russian folk danceIt is a dance - an ancient ritual dance in which people stood in a large circle and move in a certain direction, performing movements with his hands and feet. It is not only Russian dance - dances were common in many Slavic, only their names sound different.
Today almost forgotten dances, traditionalthe form can be seen only in some villages where the Old Believers live. They remember the dance of customs: to take part in it can all - men, women, children and the elderly. Dances lead in national costumes, usually after the holiday as the final part. It is not always necessary to form a circle, there are several figures round dances: the fence, rein, on four sides, a dance tune. Horo dance-end part, this is no longer the rite, and the usual dancing to the accordion. At this time, you can perform any folk dances, for example, trepak or mistress.


Trepak - more complicated dance compared todance, it can only be performed by trained dancers. It consists of fast movements: mainly characterized by the famous steps to his squatting position when the legs are thrown forward. But trepak consists not only of them: a dance accompanied pritopyvaniem, complex fractional steps, turns and other elements of the body.
According to the custom during Trepakov dancersimprovising, composing elements of different types of dances. Today trepak can be seen in the performance of dance groups, specializing in Russian folk dances.

Russian dance

Elements of Russian dance similar to the figure ofTrepakov: it is also used prisyadka step and pritopyvanie. As a rule, Russian men engaged in the dance, the dance began to stand with his hands in the sides, after which the dancer began to squat, exposing the legs to do the steps of several elements. During the women's dances had to shake her hips.
Often Russian dance dancers clapping themselves on parts of the body, especially on his boots - the so-born Russian folk dance Kamarinskaya. The rhythm of the dance is quite fast and must be constantly maintained.
The last dance was taught to all children with smallage. This dance is performed at large festivals. Often, at fairs or during Shrovetide conducted a competition among dancers sometimes the quality of the dance, and sometimes endurance - dance had "to fall."


Barynya dancing together woman and man, butelements have different: dancer performs prisyadki, pritopyvaniya, priskoki, symbolizing the boldness and skill of the peasants, and the dancer holds scarf and moves more smoothly, as the stately landowner. Lady danced under the balalaika and an accordion in traditional costumes. Another Russian national dance, the apple comes from the ladies.

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