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« on: A year ago »
Our Girl Scout troop would like to perform a dance similar to this one and I am hoping someone can help me identify the song that they are dancing and singing to...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btZgRxSJz_Q

Thank you,

Carrie Häber



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« Reply #1 on: A year ago »
While I don't know this specific song -- the type is called krakowiak (from Krakow). You will find plenty on youtube, from amateur groups to professional ones performing it.

Here is another example children dancing krakowiak

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg1MMZwgqYs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg1MMZwgqYs</a>

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« Reply #2 on: A year ago »
I can't add anything about the song.  Perhaps we should have section for folk songs and dance? 

I remember seeing video of a Polish Folk dance from Warsaw where the men had their arms crossed while bent low at the knees and were kicking.  (I can't find it on YouTube now.)  It was very similar to a traditional Russian folk dance.  I am curious if anyone knows anything about that.  Who borrowed from whom?  Was this something done during communist times that showed a Russian influence, or does it go back further?

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« Reply #3 on: A year ago »
OK, I found it.   I got confused because the Russian Army Chór Alexandrowa Czerwone performed Maki Na Monte Cassino in Polish.  At the 2:45 mark there is a man performing with a sword the kicking that many would associate with Russian folk dance.    Now I understand.  They were taking credit for the victory of a Polish Army exiled from the Kresy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmGVg7Nw1XM
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« Reply #4 on: A year ago »
Now the Tańce Podhala has the kicking like the Russians and some other moves that look like something from an old MGM dance scene in a musical starting around the 5:00 mark here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-HRfVhE3O0&list=RDJ5FJqlPCPnA&index=25
Who copied from whom?