The term "folk dance" is sometimes applied to dances of historical importance in
European culture and history; typically originating before the 20th century. More »
The history of folk dance dates back several centuries, though very little detail is
known about its origins. While nobody is really sure what folk dancing looked ...
Some English and European folk dances, as well as certain children's games,
are thought to have had their origin in ancient rites, religious ceremonies, and ...
Feb 14, 2014 ... Folk dance, generally, a type of dance that is a vernacular, usually ... Although
the origins of the matachines dances of other parts of the ...
Natural spontaneous behaviour on festive occasions has been the source of
song, music and dance since time immemorial. Through years of performance ...
Scholarly presentation by noted dance researcher Elizabeth Burchenal and
published in the Journal of the International Folk Music Council. Burchenal
The Society of Folk Dance Historians (SFDH), a 501(c)(3) non-profit ... about the
history and practice of recreational international folk dancing (RIFD), a social ...
Just as they fail to appreciate how wide spread traditional dancing is or how far
back in history it goes. English traditional dances although in many ways unique
Origins of Folk Dance. Folk dance---a type of dance that has evolved organically
from the culture and traditions of a region or community---is neither ...
On the other hand, when a traditional recreational dance is performed onstage in
a formal concert, its origin, steps, and patterns may be those of folk dance, but it ...