Folk Dance 1 (Dance Scholarship)
Marie FRIČOVÁ, Eva VLČKOVÁ
Name of lecturer(s)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aim is to provide dance research students experience in folkdance, to create an overview of the step and movement material and with this to provide a basis for theory review of folkdance.
Mode of study
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Dance experience and a basic knowledge of folkdance is required.
Basic dance steps: theory, practice and technical mastery of dance steps which are in their movement bases common for the majority of ethnographic regions. Various manners of joining and combining those steps from notations of collections of folkdance.
2/4 rhythm steps: stroll, Polka step, hops, smooth Obkročák, hopping Obkročák, two-step and two-turn, Souther Bohemian reel 'Koloběžka'
3/4 rhythm stesp: Three-step, divided three-step, Mazurka (in three steps, in two step, in one0, Sousedská Vyšlapávana, Sousedská Hladká, Sousedská Prísunná, three beat steps of Southern Bohemian Reels, „Hold“
All steps are performed individually, then in pairs first straight, then in turns and spins.
Dividing dances according to the history of individual types" Historical division of dances and dance with no direct connection to the musical accompaniment (so called whirling dances, reels), processional dances (choral processions, eremonial dances, menś jumps). Newer dances with direct connection to musical accompaniment (so called figure dances).
Dances with direct connection to musical accompaniment are further divided into smaller groups according to their content. For example, dances with working themes (Shoemaker, Weaver, Miller), Pairs dances (Šátečkový, Rejdovák, and Rejdovačka, Zahradník), common dances more and less simple. Furiant and dances with changing meters („Mateníky“)
Selected dances are traced for common markings - song text, dance steps, dance structure, such as Švec, Kalamajka, Dupák, Řezanka.
Instruction of basic steps and dances takes place in the classes when an emphasis is placed on the technical mastery of individual dances and their basic steps.
Recommended or required reading
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
Assessment methods and criteria
Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:
Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Dance Theory (Bc) (required optional subject)