Folk Dance Training 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
107TLT1 Z 2 2T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge of steps and forms of folk dances from Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia are expanded.

Mode of study


Prerequisites and co-requisites

Active participation in lessons.

Creation of warm-ups for folk dance technique and knowledge of the selected dance.

Course contents

seskošThis course serves primarily to expand folk dance knowledge, its dance technique, the acquisition of flexibility and dance experience in the area of folk dance. Expanding the knowledge of basic dance steps and their variations: practice and technical mastery of dance steps in specific areas. Further manners of linking variations and their use in dance.

2/4 rhythm steps walking gait, polka step (smooth, hopping, tread, shakes, two-measure motifs), smooth step dance, hopping step dance, tread dance, double-hop, double-step, jump (seskočná, poskočná, smrt'ák), Valašský step:

3/4 rhythm: three-step, divided three-step, Mazurka (in three steps, in two steps, in one step), Mazura, Sousedská Vyšlapávaná, Sousedská Hladká, Sousedska Přisunná, Rejdováková Sousedská, triple step of Southern Bohemia Reels (held):

More complicated combinations of dance steps: All steps are executed individuallz, then in pair, first straight, in turns and spins. Various types of partner holds and changes of them are added. Spinning is done a more difficult direction, greater frequency of turns and various floor movement plans"

Dance of individual regions and their variations: Dance with a firm connection to the music accompaniment are located in a few areas provided and subsequently compared in their differences and detailed variants. For example Švec, Kadlec, Mlynárský, which are possible to find throughout the area. Dance with changing meter (Mateníky, Směsky, Zelené kúsky, latováky, etc.) are, in their breadth, rich material which is gradually discussed.

An emphasis is placed on the technical mastery of individual dances and their basic steps with the highest possible quality.

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.

Plicka, Karel; Volf, František; Svolinský Karel: Český rok (jaro, léto, podzim, zima), Praha 1947 ? 1960.

Jelínková, Zdenka: Lidové tance na Moravě, Praha 1951.

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on:

activity in exercises.



Further information

Course may be repeated

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room H2041
white studio

(Hartigovský palác)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Fri 10:45–12:15 Marie FRIČOVÁ white studio
Hartigovský palác

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans