Dances/This Month


On June 5 the Pasadena Folk Dance Co-op had its famous  And Now For Something Completely Different. We danced the modern Israeli dance Jungle, imitating our favorite animals. For more pictures, visit our Recent Events page.

Our next And Now For Something Completely Different  will be on July 10 when, thanks to Betchen Barber, we will have a Midsummer Rusalii celebration.  Shortly after refreshments appropriate for the occasion (provided by Micky D, Betchen B., and Jan R), those (mostly women) wanting to wear head wreaths of greens , herbs, and flowers will don them. Betchen will give us some fascinating background information about Midsummer Rusalii, whose origins predate Christianity. Then we will dance the Polish Dance, Sobotki. For a translation of the words of Sobotki, visit our Upcoming Events page. 

Click here if you want to be an MC in July. (MC is for Master of Ceremonies, the person who operates the music equipment). You will be able to see on what dates people are needed. If you would like to see how it is done and/or receive some training, we can help, just add a comment to the bottom of the MC signup website you clicked on.


Introductory Teaching
: Christine Watanable will teach  Bufcansko Oro, a line dance from Macedonia, and the English contra dance Drapers Gardens.

Intermediate Teaching: Betchen Barber will teach the Austrian couple dance Zillertaler Laendler.

July 10: Tonight we review set dances starting at about 7 pm. If you already have experience with set dances and would like to improve, come at 7:00. Our MCs will be Becky B and Marc Rayman. Refreshments will be provided by Micky D., Betchen B., and Jan R. Shortly after refreshments, we will celebrate Midsummer Rusalii for our 15 minute And Now For Something Completely Different. See our Upcoming Events page for details.

July 17: Our MCs for this night will be Lynn and Rick Bingle. Refreshments will be provided by Joe and Roz Witt.

July 24: Pat and Don will be our MCs for this night. Refreshments will be potluck.

July 31: This will be a special all request party night with no teaching. We still need an MC for this night. To sign up, click here. Refreshments will be potluck.

July Programs


C = Couple
I = Individual
L = Line
M = Mixer
S = Set
T = Triple
TM = Triple Mixer

Links to videos of some of these and many other folk dances done by our group are available in our complete dance list at the bottom of this page and also on our Dance List/Videos page. Many links were added recently and still more will be added as available. When available, links to dances being taught are included in the programs.

July 3


Introductory Teaching

L   Bufcansko Oro (Macedonia)

C   Drapers Gardens (England)


Introductory Carry Forward

L   Zemer Atik (Israel)

L   Tino Mori (Macedonia)


Intermediate Teaching

C   Zillertaler Landler (Austria)




L   Bufcansko Oro (Macedonia)

C   Drapers Gardens (England)

C   Zillertaler Landler (Austria)

L   Lach Yerushalayim (Israel)


L   Mari Mariiko (Bulgaria)


M   Good Old Days (USA)

L   Lo Ahavti Dai (Israel)

C   Vrtielka (Slovakia)

L   Papadhopanayiotena (Greece)

S   Sorondongo del Mar (Canary Islands)


L   Kostursko Oro (Macedonia)


L   Ali Pasha (Turkey)

M   Swedish Finn Mixer (Sweden)

L   Rokoko (Croatia)

S   Pinewood Reel (Scotland)

L   Lakodalmi Tanc (Hungary)


C   Klincek (Croatia)

L   Trata (Greece)

C   Chilili (Bolivia)

L   Konyali (Turkey)


L   Alunelul de la Urzica (Romania)

L   Valle E Permetit (Albania)


July 10


Introductory Teaching

L   Bufcansko Oro (Macedonia)

C   Drapers Gardens (England)


Introductory Carry Forward

L   Zemer Atik (Israel)

L   Tino Mori (Macedonia)


Intermediate Teaching

C   Zillertaler Landler (Austria)




And Now for Something Completely Different...

Midsummer Rusalii (including Sobotki,

Ya Da Kalinushku Lomala)

L   Bufcansko Oro (Macedonia)

C   Drapers Gardens (England)

C   Zillertaler Landler (Austria)

I   Baztan Dantza (Basque)


L   Lach Yerushalayim (Israel)


M   Tex Mex Mixer (USA)

L   Senin Canina (Turkey)

T   Mason's Apron (USA)

L   Debka Dor (Israel)

S   Trip to Bavaria (Scotland)


L   Zhan Zai Gao Gang Shang (Taiwan)


L   Laz Bar (Armenia)


C   Gay Gordons (Scotland)

L   Shoofni (Israel)

C   Maple Leaf Rag (USA)

L   Karagouna (Graziosi)  (Greece)


L   Kujawiak Niebieski (Poland)

L   Balada Lama'yam (Israel)



July 17


Introductory Teaching

L   Bufcansko Oro (Macedonia)
C   Drapers Gardens (England)


Introductory Carry Forward

L   Tino Mori (Macedonia)

L   Zemer Atik (Israel)


Intermediate Teaching

C   Zillertaler Landler (Austria)



L   Bufcansko Oro (Macedonia)

C   Drapers Gardens (England)

C   Zillertaler Landler (Austria)

L   Lach Yerushalayim (Israel)


L   Jiana lui Ana (Romania)


M   Reinlander Mixer (Norway)

L   Circular (Brazil)

C   Wandering Waltz (England)

L   Orijent (Serbia)

S   Postie's Jig (Scotland)


I   Banu Le Ha’ir Et Ha’ir (Israel)


L   Zalna Majka (Macedonia)

M   Doudlebska Polka (Czechoslovakia)

L   Syrto   (Greece)

S   Mairi's Wedding (Scotland)

L   Bapardess (Israel)


C   Alei Givah (Israel)

L   Ersko Kolo (Serbia)

C   Ges Woda (Poland)

L   Cobankat (Albania)


L   Ashrei Ha’Ish (Israel)

L   Liliano Mome (Bulgaria)



July 24


Introductory Teaching

L   Bufcansko Oro (Macedonia)

C   Drapers Gardens (England)


Introductory Carry Forward

L   Tino Mori (Macedonia)

L   Zemer Atik (Israel)

Intermediate Teaching

C   Zillertaler Landler (Austria)




L   Bufcansko Oro (Macedonia)

C   Drapers Gardens (England)

C   Zillertaler Landler (Austria)

L   Lach Yerushalayim (Israel)


I   Roll Back The Rug (USA)


M   Doudlebska Polka (Czechoslovakia)

L   Pravo Rodopsko Horo (Bulgaria)

C   Slaunch to Donegal (New England)

L   Hasapiko (Greece)

S   Thirteen Fourteen (Scotland)


L   Alunelul de la Urzica (Romania)


M   Tex Mex Mixer (USA)

L   Misirlou (Greece)

I   Te Aven Baxtale (Romania/Gypsy)

S   Virginia Reel (USA)

L   Vrapcheto (Bulgaria)


C   Sukacko Kolo (Croatia)

L   Na'tane to 1821 (Greece)

C   Scottische d'Auvergne (France)

L   Loosnee Shoghov (Armenia)


L   Ivanice  (Macedonia)

L   Ma Na'Avu (Israel)


Here is our complete dance list.
If a dance is preceded by an asterisk (*), it is not normally programmed, but only played when requested. Dance names shown in color or underlined include links to a video of the dance. Click on the dance name to see the video. Some videos will be slightly different from what we do at the Pasadena Folk Dance Co-op.

Please note: Listing links to dance videos is a work in progress and is not perfect. If you want to suggest a video, send its URL to

 I  Adama Veshamayim  (Israel)

 C  Ada's Kujawiak #1  (Poland)

 C  Ada's Kujawiak #3  (Poland)

 l* Adjon az Isten  (Hungary)

 l* Agir Govenk  (Turkey)

 L  Aj Lipo Ti Je  (Croatia)

 l* Ajde Lepa Maro  (Serbia)

 L  Ajnzerica  (Croatia)

 C  Alei Givah  (Israel)

 l* Alekovski Opas  (Bulgaria)

 C  Alexandrovska  (Russia)

 l* Ali Ali  (Lebanon)

 L  Ali Pasha  (Turkey)
 L  Alunelul (Romania)

 L  Alunelul de la Urzica (Romania)

 L  An Dro Retourné  (Brittany)

 M  Apat Apat  (Philippines)

 L  Arap  (Bulgaria)

 l* Arap  (Macedonia)

 M  Arnold's Circle  (England)

 L  Ashrei Ha'Ish  (Israel)

 L  At Va'Ani  (Israel)

 L  Avi Avi  (Israel)

 L  Bacvanka  (Bulgaria)

 c* Bal de Jugon  (Brittany)

 L  Balada Lama'ayan  (Israel)

 i* Balkan Rumba (Romania)

 m* Bal in de Straat  (Belgium)

 l* Bannielou Lambaol  (France)

 I  Banu Le Ha’ir Et Ha’ir  (Israel)

 L  Bapardess  (Israel)

 L  Bavno Oro  (Macedonia)

 I  Baztan Dantza  (Basque)

 c* Beautiful Lady of Daban City (Taiwan)

 c* Bekesi Paros  (Hungary)

 L  Belasicko Oro  (Macedonia)
 l* Bela Rada (Serbia)

 L  Belev Echad  (Israel)

 L  Believe  (Japan)

 I  Bhangra  (India)

 l* Bielolitza Kruglolitza  (Russia)

 l* Biserka Bojarka  (Serbia)

 S  Black Nag  (England)

 s* Blooms of Bon Accord  (Scotland)

 C  Blue Hills  (Israel)

 m* Boerenschots  (Netherlands)

 l* Bogatym  (Poland)

 C  Bohemian National Polka (Bohemia)

 m* Bonfire Dance  (Ireland)

 M  Borrowdale Exchange  (Scotland)

 m* Brasoveanca  (Transylvania)

 S  Bratach Bana  (Scotland)

 s* Breakdown  (Scotland)

 l* Briul de la Fagaras  (Romania)

 l* Bucimis  (Bulgaria)

 L  Bufcansko Oro  (Macedonia)

 L  Bugeacul ca pa Teleorman (Romania)

 S  Byron Strathspey  (Scotland)

 c* Caballito Blanco  (Mexico)

 I  Café Alhambra  (Israel)

 L  Capkan Dimco  (Macedonia)

 l* Carlama Kolo  (Serbia)

 L  Ceresnicky  (Czechoslovakia)

 L  Cetvorno Sopsko Horo  (Bulgaria)

 M  Cherevitsky  (Russia)
 i* Chicken Dance (Switzerland)

 C  Chilili   (Bolivia)

 L  Choban Georgi  (Bulgaria)

 I  Ciganytanc  (Hungary)

 L  Cimpoi  (Romania)

 L  Circular  (Brazil)

 L  Ciuleandra  (Romania)

 L  Cobankat  (Albania)

 C  Corrido  (Mexico)

 C  Cotton-Eyed Joe  (USA)

 C  Couple Hasapiko  (Greece)

 C  Cowboy Cha Cha (USA)

 c* Croatian Waltz  (Croatia)

 S  Culla Bay  (Scotland)

 I  Cumbia Selena  (Colombia)

 L  Dado La Dado  (Romania)

 I  Dana  (Romania)
 L  Darozhka (Cossack)

  Das Fenster  (Germany)

 C  Dayagim  (Israel)

 L  Debka Dor  (Israel)

 l* Debka Oud (Israel)

 L  Debka Shachar  (Israel)

 L  Dedo Mili Dedo  (Macedonia)

 S  D'hammerschmiedsg'selln  (Germany)

 C  Dilam Bazan  (Israel)

 Divaratikos  (Greece)

 L  Divcibarsko Kolo  (Serbia)

 L  Dobrudzanska Pandela  (Bulgaria)

 L  Dobrudzanska Reke  (Bulgaria)

 C  Dodi Li  (Israel)
 S  Domino 5  (Scotland)
 L  Dorozhka  (Cossack)

 S  Double Sixsome  (Scotland)

 M  Doudlebska Polka (Czechoslovakia)

 C  Drapers Gardens  (England)

 T  Dreisteyrer  (Austria)

 C  Dublin Bay  (England)

 l* Eleno Mome  (Bulgaria)

 L  Elerinka  (Bulgaria)

 C  Elu Tsiporim  (Israel)

 l* Eretz Ha'tzabar  (Israel)

 L  Erev Ba  (Israel)

 L  Ersko Kolo (Serbia)

 L  Eshebo  (Israel)

 M  Fjaskern  (Sweden)

 L  Flor Amorosa  (Brazil)

 M  Ga'aguim  (Israel)

 c* Garmon  (Russia)

 L  Garoon  (Armenia)

 L  Gavotte d'Honneur  (France)

 C  Gay Gordons  (Scotland)
 L  Gerakina (Greece)

 C  Ges Woda  (Poland)

 l* Glavnisko Cetvorno  (Bulgaria)

 l* Go Pratile Dedo  (Macedonia)

 L  Godecki Cacak  (Serbia)

 M  Good Old Days  (USA)

 S  Grand Square  (USA)

 L  Guhneega  (Armenia)

 c* Gypsy Wine  (USA)
 C  Hagva'ot Hakchulot (Israel)

 C  Hambo  (Sweden)

 l* Harishut  (Israel)

 I  Haroah Haktana  (Israel)

 L  Hasapiko  (Greece)

 l* Hasaposerviko  (Greece)

 Hashachar  (Israel)

 L  Ha'shual (Israel)

 c* Hava Nagila  (Israel)

 S  Hebridean Weaving Lilt (Scotland)

 L  Hey Gidi Ercument (Turkey)

 I  Hineh Ma Tov  (Israel)

 l* Hora Agadati  (Israel)

 L  Hora de la Munte  (Romania)
 L  Hora din Campie  (Romania)

 l* Hora Fetelor  (Romania)

 L  Hora Miresii  (Romania)

 l* Hora Spoitorilor  (Romania)

 L  Horehronsky Czardas  (Slovakia)

 l* Hot Pretzels  (USA)

 L  I Gerakina  (Greece)

 L  Idam Ne Idam (Macedonia/Bulgaria)
 l* Ikariotikos  (Greece)

 L  Imate Li Vino  (Macedonia)

 l* Ina Ina  (Romania)

 L  Ini Vitui  (Romania)

 L  Iste Hendek  (Turkey)

 S  Italian Quadrille  (Italy)

 L  Itele  (Romania)

 L  Ivanice  (Macedonia)

 L  Jacob's Ladder  (Israel)

 m* Jan Pierwiet  (Netherlands)

 L  Japanese Soft Shoe  (USA)

 L  Jiana (Romania)
 L  Jiana lui Ana (Romania)

 L  Jianul de la Slanic  (Romania)

 L  Joc Batranesc din Niculitel (Romania)

 L  Joc de Leagane  (Romania)

 l* Joshua  (Israel)

 L  Jove Male Mome  (Bulgaria)

   C  Kan Badarom  (Israel)

 L  Karagouna (Graziosi)  (Greece)

 L  Karamfil  (Bulgaria)
 L  Kate Kate  (Bulgaria)

 l* Katia  (Russia)

 L  Kendime  (Turkey)

 L  Keshenavo  (Israel)

 l* Kirco  (Bulgaria)
 Kirmizi Biber (Turkey) 

 L  Kirya  (Israel)

 C  Klincek  (Croatia)

 l* Kol Haneshama  (Israel)

 m* Komletro  (Norway)

 L  Konyali  (Turkey)
 Korobushka  (Russia)
 L  Kortanc (Hungary)
 L  Kostursko Oro (Macedonia)
 l* Krici Krici Ticek (Croatia)
 I  Kujawiak Niebieski (Poland)
 s* Kuuden Kolmeinen (Finland)
 S  Kvadrilja (Croatia)
 L  Kvar Acherey Hatzot (Israel)
 M  La Bastringue (Quebec)
 C  La Faira da Strada (Switzerland)
 L  Lach Hashir (Israel)
 L  Lach Yerushalayim (Israel)
 L  Lakodalmi Tanc (Hungary)
 C  Langdans (Netherlands)
 L  Laz Bar (Armenia)
 c* Le Bal de Jugon (France)
 l* Le Laridé (Brittany)
 l* Le Maitre de Maison (France)
 l* Lech Lamidbar (Israel)
 L  Lesnoto (Macedonia)
 S  Let's Have a Ceilidh (Scotland)
 S  Levi Jackson Rag (England)
 L  Liliano Mome (Bulgaria)
 C  Lipa Ma Maryca (Italy/Resia)
 s* Little Man in a Fix (Denmark)
 L  Lo Ahavti Dai (Israel)
 L  Loosnee Shoghov (Armenia)
 I  Louisiana Saturday Night (USA)
 l* Louky (Czechoslovakia)
 L  Lugovon’ka (Russia)
 L  Ma Na'Avu (Israel)
 TM Machar (Israel)
 L  Made in Romania (Romania)
 S  Mairi's Wedding (Scotland)
 L  Maitli Schottisch (Switzerland)
 l* Makazice & Bela Rada (Serbia)
 C  Malhao (Portugal)
 l* Malishevska (Bulgaria)
 C  Maple Leaf Rag (USA)
 L  Maraca de Lele (Brazil)
 L  Mari Mariiko (Bulgaria)
 T  Mason's Apron (USA)
 c* Masquerade (Denmark)
 l* Mayim (Israel)
 c* Mazurka Valse (France)
 L  Mechol Hashabat (Israel)
 L  Melnik (Bulgaria)
 C  Metziut Acheret (Israel)
 l* Milanova Kolo (Serbia)
 C  Milondita Tango (USA)
 L  Misirlou (Greece)
 l* Mogilce Oro (Macedonia)
 l* Moj Dragane (Croatia)
 L  Moon Dance (Taiwan)
 L  Myatalo Lenche (Bulgaria)
 C  Na'Ama (Israel)
 L  Na'tane to 1821 (Greece)
 L  Ne Felj Lanyom (Moldavia)
 l* Nebesko Kolo (Serbia)
 L  Od Lo Ahavti Dai (Israel)
 m* Oklahoma Mixer (USA)
 i* Olahos (Hungary)
 l* Opsa (Croatia)
 L  Orijent (Serbia)
 c* Oslo Waltz (England)
 L  Oy Tsvetyot Kalina (Russia)
 l* Pajdushko Horo (Bulgaria)
 L  Papadhopanayiotena (Greece)
 I  Pata Pata (South Africa)
 M  Peasant Military Two-Step (Ireland)

 c* Perach Ha'midbar (Israel)
 S  Picking Up Sticks (England)
 S  Pinewood Reel (Scotland)
 l* Pinosavka (Serbia)
 C  Pirinska Igra (Bulgaria)
 M  Pod Dilikanye (Russia)
 c* Polka Mazurka (Poland)
 C  Polonez Royale (Poland)
 S  Postie's Jig (Scotland)
 I  Pot of Gold (Ireland)
 L  Pravo Rodopsko Horo (Bulgaria)
 l* Prekid Kolo (Serbia)
 l* Promoroaca (Romania)
 l* Raca (Serbia)
 L  Rakefet (Israel)
 L  Rapatma (Turkey)
 L  Ravno Oro (Macedonia)
 L  Razvivaj Dobro (Bulgaria)
 S  Reel of the 51st Division (Scotland)

 M  Reinlender Mixer (Norway)
 C  Rifleman (England)
 C  Road to the Isles (Scotland)
 L  Rokoko (Croatia)
 I  Roll Back the Rug (USA)
 t* Ronenu (Israel)
 C  Rorospols (Norway)
 L  Rumelaj (Gypsy/Macedonia)
 L  Rustemul (Romania)
 c* St. Bernard's Waltz (Scotland)
 m* St. Gilgen Figurentanz (Austria)
 S  St. John River (Scotland)
 l* Salamati (Israel)
 C  Salty Dog Rag (USA)
 i* Sapri Tama (Israel)
 L  Sarajevka (Serbia)
 s* Sauerlander Quadrille (Germany)
 l* Savila se Bela Loza (Serbia)
 c* Scandinavian Polka (Sweden)
 C  Scottische d'Auvergne (France)
 L  Senin Canina (Turkey)
 l* Sestorka (Serbia)
 L  Setnja (Serbia)
 L  Sev Acherov Aghcheek (Armenia)
 l* Sham Hareh Golan (Israel)
 l* Shatty Ya Deney (Lebanon)
 L  Sheikhani (Assyria)
 L  Shiboleth Bassadeh (Israel)
 S  Shiftin' Bobbins (Scotland)
 L  Shir Mizmor (Israel)
 L  Shiri Li Kineret (Israel)
 L  Shoofni (Israel)
 L  Shoror (Armenia)
 C  Siamse Beirte (Ireland)
 C  Sirto (Bulgaria)
 L  Sitna Zborenka (Bulgaria)
 C  Slaunch to Donegal (New England)
 L  Smilyana (Bulgaria)
 M  Smygvals (Sweden)
 L  Sobotki (Poland)
 L  Somogyi Karikazo (Hungary)
 C  Sones de Ixtapa y Soyalo (Mexico)
 S  Sorondongo del Mar (Canary Islands)
 l* Stapil Dobri (Bulgaria)
 c* Stinjacko Kolo (Austria)
 l* Stoh Wa Polye (Russia)
 l* Strumicka Petorka (Croatia)
 C  Sukacko Kolo (Croatia)
 L  Sulam Ya'Akov (Israel)
 L  Svekrvino (Macedonia)
 L  Svetinja (Serbia)
 M  Swedish Finn Mixer (Sweden)
 L  Sweet Girl (Armenia)
 S  Sweets of May (Ireland)
 i* Syp Simeon (Netherlands)
 L  Syrto (Greece)
 M  Tango Poquito (USA)
 M  Tant' Hessie (South Africa)
 L  Tarbouka (Israel)
 l* Tarina de la Abrud (Romania)
 I  Te Aven Baxtale (Romania/Gypsy)
 l* Teen (Armenia)
 l* Tervelska Raka (Bulgaria)
 M  Tex Mex Mixer (USA)
 L  Tfilah (Israel)
 L  Tfilati (Israel)
 S  Thirteen Fourteen (Scotland)
 L  Tino Mori (Macedonia)
 c* To Ting (Denmark)
 m* Totur (Denmark)
 L  Tokyo Dontaku (Japan)
 I  Tokyo Polka (USA)
 L  Trata (Greece)
 t* Tridans fra Meraker (Norway)
 S  Trip to Bavaria (Scotland)
 TM Troika (Russia)
 T  Trojak (Poland)
 L  Tropanka (Bulgaria)
 L  Trugnala Rumjana (Bulgaria)
 L  Tzadik Katamar (Israel)
 I  Unagappa Ondo (Japan)
 L  Valle e Permetit (Albania)
 c* Varsovienne (Scandinavia)
 M  Ve David (Israel)
 S  Virginia Reel (USA)
 L  Vlasko (Bulgaria)
 c* Vo Sadu (Russia)
 l* Vranjanka (Serbia)
 l* Vranjanka 2 (Serbia)
 L  Vrapcheto (Bulgaria)
 C  Vrtielka (Slovakia)
 T  Walpole Cottage (England)
 C  Wandering Waltz (England)
 c* Wattentaler Masolka (Austria)
 S  Willow Tree (England)
 S  Windmueller  (Germany)
 L  Ya Da Kalinushku Lomala (Russia)
 L  Ying Bin Wu (Taiwan)
 I  Yolanda  (USA)
 l* Yovano Yovanke (Macedonia)
 L  Zalna Majka (Macedonia)
 L  Zemer Atik (Israel)
 L  Zhan Zai Gao Gang Shang (Taiwan)
 C  Zillertaler Laendler (Austria)
 I  Zorba (Greece)

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