Many national dances are well known around the world: tango, flamenco, waltz, cancan.
But Russian folk dances are not well known even to the inhabitants of Russia, as they were not distributed and gradually became the property of history.
These are such ancient dances as trebak, round dance, lady, apple and others.
Perhaps the most famous Russian folk danceIs a round dance - an ancient ritual dance, in which people became in a large circle and moved in a certain direction, performing movements with their hands and feet. It is not only Russian dance - round dances were common among many Slavs, only their names sound different.
Today dances are almost forgotten, in the traditionalForm they can be seen only in some villages where the Old Believers live. They remember the customs of dance: everyone, men, women, children and the elderly can take part in it. The dancers lead in national costumes, usually after the holiday as the final part of it. It is not always necessary to form a circle, there are several figures of roundelays: wattle, reins, on four sides, dance. Round dance ends with a dance part, this is no longer a rite, but usual dances for an accordion. At this time, you can perform any folk dances, for example, trepak or mistress.
Trepak is a more complex dance thanRound dance, it can only be performed by trained dancers. It consists of fast movements: basically it is characterized by famous steps in the squat when the legs are thrown forward. But the trepak consists not only of them: the dance is accompanied by pripopyvaniem, complex fractional steps, turns of the trunk and other elements.
According to the custom during the trepak dancersImprovised, composing from the elements different types of dances. Today the trepak can be seen in the performance of dance groups specializing in Russian folk dances.
Elements of Russian dancing are similar to figures fromTrepaka: it also used a squat, step and tamping. As a rule, Russian dancers were engaged in men, the dance began with a bar with hands in the sides, after which the dancer began to squat, exposing his feet, to make steps from several elements. During the women's dancing it was necessary to shake their hips.
Often during the Russian dance, the dancers clapped themselves in parts of the body, especially with their boots, so the Russian folk dance Kamarinskaya was born. The rhythm of this dance is quite fast and must be kept constantly.
In the past, dancing was taught to all children from smallAge. This dance was performed on major holidays. Often at the fairs or during the Maslenitsa competitions were held among dancers: sometimes on the quality of the dance, and sometimes on the endurance - it was necessary to dance "until I fall."
A lady and a man are dancing together, butThey have different elements: the dancer performs squatting, pounding, jumping, symbolizing the deftness and dexterity of the peasants, and the dancer holds a handkerchief and moves more smoothly, like a majestic landowner. Dancing lady balalaika or accordion in traditional costumes. Another Russian national dance, the apple comes from the lady.