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A list of many of the Csángó dances from Gyimes, along with useful reference videos and notations of dance steps. The main instruments used for dancing in Gyimes are the hegedű (fiddle) and ütőgardon (hit cello). (This page is a work in progress.)

Circle dances

Alunelu (Féloláhos héjsza)

Archival dance video, with Blága Károly.

Békási ruszka

Archival dance video, with Blága Károly.

Csúfos

Archival dance video, with Blága Károly.

Hosszúhavasi héjsza

Archival dance video, with Blága Károly.

Kerekes

Archival dance video.

Korobjászka

Archival dance video, with Blága Károly.

Legényes héjsza

Archival dance video, with Blága Károly.

Régi (Öreges) héjsza

Archival dance video, with Blága Károly.

Táncház dance video, led by Csaba André.

Dance in two parts, pattern is A-A-A-B-B (NOTE: when switching from A to B, finish all 6 counts of the third A, meaning counts 5 & 6 replace the first 2 counts of the first B). Position is an open circle with hands on shoulders.

  • PART A: Walks & lifts
  • Step R to R [1], L XIF R [2], R to R [3], small lift L fwd [4], step L [5], small lift R fwd [6]
  • PART B: Stamps
  • Step R to R [1], L XIF R [2], R to R [3], stamp L fwd [4], step L [5], stamp R fwd [6], step R [7], stamp L fwd [8], step L [9], stamp R fwd [10], stamp R to fwd to R [11], stamp R fwd [12], touch R behind L (can also dip down) [13], hold [14], brush R fwd (can make it a stamp brush) [15], continue to lift R fwd [16]
  • PART B: Stamps - variation #1 (1 stamping ti-ti-ta added)
  • Counts [1-10] are the same, stomp R fwd [11], stomp L in place [11&], stamp R fwd [12], counts [13-16] are the same
  • PART B: Stamps - variation #2 (2 stamping ti-ti-tas added)
  • Counts [1-8] are the same, stomp L [9], stomp R in place [9&], stomp L in place [10], stomp R fwd [11], stomp L in place [11&], stamp R fwd [12], counts [13-16] are the same

Rendes héjsza

Archival dance video.

Tiszti héjsza

Archival dance video.

Couple dances

Lassú és sebes magyaros

Archival dance video.

Teaching review video (Lassú magyaros - #1 of 6 dances).

Teaching review video (Sebes magyaros - #2 of 6 dances).

Kettős jártatója és sirülője

Archival dance video.

Teaching review video (Kettős jártatója - #3 of 6 dances).

Teaching review video (Sirülője - #4 of 6 dances).

Magyaros csárdás és sebes csárdás

Teaching review video (Magyaros csárdás - #5 of 6 dances).

Teaching review video (Sebes csárdás - #6 of 6 dances).

Solo dances

Féloláhos

Archival dance video 1.

Archival dance video 2.

Verbunk

Archival dance video.