I’d Rather Be Dancing: Serbian Folk Dances

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I’d Rather Be Dancing: Serbian Folk Dances

I am now twelve weeks post-hip-surgery, and I’m back dancing with the Phoenix International Folk Dancers! Hallelujah!

Some of our favorite dances come from Serbia. Here’s a lovely warm-up dance:

This one is calm and sedate:

Another favorite dance:

And another one:

The next few I’ve never done, but they look like fun:

This group of children has obviously been very well-trained. The first dance is Ersko Kolo; the second one is Kačerac. Beautiful performance, lovely form.

This lively number is performed by students at the Serbian Dance Academy. Note how the dancers hold on to each other’s belts.

Serbians really know how to party:

Do you agree that Serbian dances are wonderful?

If you’ll be in the Phoenix area in early November, come to Serb Fest at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 4436 E McKinley Street (near 44th St. and Loop 202). Saturday, Nov. 3 from 11 am – 10 pm; Sunday, Nov. 4 from 12 noon – 8 pm. Food, music and dancing, bouncy structures, church tours, and items for sale. Admission is only $4. My daughter and I attended last year and had a wonderful time.

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