Perhaps the most famous Russian folk dance is a dance - an ancient ritual dance, where 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 at many of the Slavs, but their names sound different.

dances almost forgotten today, in the traditional form they can be seen only in some villages inhabited by Old Believers.They remember about the customs of the dance: 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 of it.It is not always necessary to form a circle, there are several pieces of round dances: the fence, reins on
all 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, such as trepak or mistress.


Trepak - a complicated dance than to dance, it can perform only trained dancers.It consists of rapid movements: basically it is characterized by the famous steps squatting, when the legs are thrown forward.But trepak is not only one: the dance is accompanied pritopyvaniem, complicated fractional steps, turns and other elements of the body.

the custom during Trepakov dancers improvised, made up of elements of different types of dance.Today trepak can be seen in the performance of dance groups, specializing in Russian folk dances.

Russian dance

Russian dances elements similar to figures from Trepakov: it is also used prisyadka step and pritopyvanie.As a rule, Russian dancing by men and dancing began with stand with hands in sides, then the dancer began to squat, exposing the legs to do the steps of several items.During the women's dances had to shake her hips.

Often Russian dance dancers clapped himself on the 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.

Last dance taught all children from an early age.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, but they have different elements: dancer performs prisyadki, pritopyvaniya, priskoki, symbolizing the valor and skill of the peasants, and the dancer holds a handkerchief 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.