Videos for Fun and Interest
Lucy Worsley’s Dancing Cheek to Cheek–An entertaining and informative documentary series regarding the history of dance in Britain. Covers many genres ranging from Playford to the Charlston with interesting side trips in between. Google the title to find the video online. It is often available to view on Youtube, but the url changes from time to time.
Traditional Bulgarian dance “rachenica” in street puppet performance
Igor Moiseyev Ensemble perform Ukrainian Dance
Kitty Cohen Gets Her Dream Dance at the age of 103!
Adapted Dances Folk Dances and newly created dances adapted for people with intellectual disabilities
Flashmob, International dance day 2011, Princeton folk dancers:
Esmeralda Enrique Flash Mob, Nuit Blanche Toronto 2014
Esmeralda Enrique Flash Mob, at TIFF, Toronto 2016
Kitty Cohen Dancing in Negril at the age of 99!
Mask Dance of the Ivory Coast
Toronto Multicultural Calendar
Free and Nearly Free Multicultural Events in the GTA
Dancing on the Planet
Matt Harding traveled through many nations on Earth, planned on dancing, and filmed the result.
Global Shim Sham tribute to Frankie Manning on his 95th birthday
Watch Boogie Woogie Champs
Lord of the Dance
Sexual Selection–The dance moves that make men attractive to women (an article about the animal kingdom)
Pictures and video by Leon Balaban
from Slavka Kalcheva Bulgarian concert and dance
Shrewsbury Folk Festival Dancing
silly but funny
T-mobile dance & the Making of the “T-Mobile Dance”
Igor Moiseyev State Academic Ensemble of Popular Dance
Igor Moiseyev Folk Ballet rehearsals
Online Dance Resource Links
Very detailed and comprehensive folk dance resource site
Society of Folk Dance Historians
Resource site dedicated to the history and practice of international folk dancing.
Ontario Traditional Music Library
A web site full of songs and music, including dance tunes, history, traditions, social movements and more.
Belly Dancing with Iana
Includes Turkish Roma, Persian and other belly dance specialities–classes, workshops, performances
online classes , and instructional videos also available
Folk Music, Pdf Liner notes, Frequent free downloads
Canadian Society For Traditional Music
Online journal and more.
National Folk Organization
Folk dance resource site.
Stockton Folk Dance Camp syllabi
From 1948 to the present–amazing collection
Helen’s Yiddish Dance Page
Dances of the Jews of Eastern Europe
Adapted Dances Web site
Videos and discussion of dance adaptation for intellectual disabilities.
Balkan Dance Resources
Around the World in 20 dances
Pictorial Folk Dance review
Video, mp3’s and instructions for numerous dances
Ethnic Dance Resources
CHICAGO BASED FOLK DANCE RESOURCE SITE
Turkish Oriental Instructional DVD From IAMED
TURKISH and EGYPTIAN ORIENTAL DANCE INCLUDING ROM
Folk dances adapted to special needs of fragile elderly.
Leon Balaban’s Folk Dance Photos
Toronto Dance Web Site
Lists events and information about dance in Toronto
European organizer of cultural festivals.
NY Times article about Polka Dancing in the USA.
In between songs by famous local Czech-American bandleaders like Al Grebnick and Ernie Kucera, Mr. Vyhlidal makes room for callers and their family news: deaths, births, deployments, knee replacements….Courtesy of Judith Cohen.