Folk Dance 1 (Choreography)

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107LTC1 credit 2 2 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 32 to 42 hours of self-study Czech winter

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Basic dance steps: theory, technique in mastering dance steps which are in their movement basis common for the majority of the ethnographic field. Various manners of linking and combining those steps from notation in folk dance collections.

2/4 rhythm steps: gait, polka step, hop steps, smooth step dance, hop step dance, two step and two step dance, South Bohemia Rounds, „Koloběžka“

3/4 rhythm steps: three-step, divided three-step, Mazurka (in three steps, in two steps, in one step), sousedská vyšlapávaná, sousedská hladká, sousedská přísunná, trojdobé kroky jihočeských koleček , „held“

All steps are performed individually, then in pairs, first straight, in a turn and in spinning.

Dividing dances according to history and individual type: Historical division of dances to dance with a solid connection to musical accompaniment (so-called „spinning, twirling dance), processional dances (chorovody, ceremonial dance, men's jumps). A newer layer of dance with a solid connection to musical accompaniment (so-called “figure" dances).

Dances with a solid connection to musical accompaniment are further divided into smaller groups according to their content. For example, dances with work themes (Shoemaker, Kadlec, Miller), pair dance (Šátečkový, Rejdovák a Rejdovačka, Zahradník), more and less difficult common dances, Furiant and dances with changing meters („mateniky“)

In selected dance there is a monitoring of identical indicators - song texts, dances steps, dance structures such as in the dances; Švec, Kalamajka, Dupák, Řezanka.

Instruction in the basic steps and dances takes place during the classes where an emphasis is placed on the technical mastery of individual dances and their basic steps.

Learning outcomes

Mastery of basic dance steps, their connection in a short combination and simple dance.

Prerequisites and other requirements

Direct, active participation in lessons. Creation of detailed variations for a selected dance.


Vycpálek, Josef: České tance, Praha 1921

Seidl, Jan; Špičák, Josef: Zahrajte mi do kola Praha 1945

Bonuš, František: Tance, písně a hudba Plzeňského kraje, Praha 1955

Kos, Bohumil: Lidové tance ve školní tělesné výchově, SPN Praha 1983

Drdácký, František: Lidové tance, Praha 1974

Evaluation methods and criteria

Presentation of selected dances, particular variations in a given dance.



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