Who doesn’t love the mournful tones of Russian folk music? And who can sit still while the music is playing? Here are ten Russian dances that are among the Phoenix International Folk Dancers repertoire.
Sasha is often taught to children. You have to know a few words of Russian. Sasha is a nickname for Alexander or Alexandra. Ras, dva, tri is one, two, three. Da svidaniya is goodbye.
Troika is a dance that requires a lot of energy. The word means three and refers to a team of three horses pulling a sleigh:
Dorozhka is based on Cossack dance steps and is very challenging:
Ya da kalinushku lomala:
Bielolitza Kruglolitza can tie you up in knots: