Ukrainian Dance is often described as energetic, fast-paced, and entertaining, and along with traditional Easter eggs (pysanky), it is a characteristic example of Ukrainian culture instantly recognized and highly appreciated throughout the world.
We will present 8 dances:
1- Pryvit [pry ' vit] 2- Hutsuly [hut' suly] 3- Bereznyanka [bere' znyanka] 4- Romashky [ro ' mashky] 5- Bukovyna [buko 'vyna] 6- Bystrin [bystryn' ] 7- Verhovyntsi [verho ' vytsi] 8- Hopak !!! [ɦoˈpɑk]
The Hopak, also known as Cossack dancing, originated in Ukrainian military communities in the early 16th century. The name hopak is derived from the verb hopaty which means ‘to leap and stamp one's feet’, as well as the corresponding exclamation hop! which can be uttered during a jump as an expression of surprise or amazement.