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That Russian Squat Dance - TV Tropes
A vital survival skill in the training of all KGB agents.
"Moscow, Moscow, I-don't-know-the-frickin'-words, I-don't-know-the-frickin'-words, ah-ha-ha-ha-ha! HEY!"
— Chuggaaconroy, Let's Play The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
You know the one the dancers squat down with their arms folded and kick high with one leg and the other, sometimes intercalating more squats up and down between flurries of kicks. If a Husky Russkie is celebrating a victory for Glorious Mother Russia, he is 90% likely to be doing this dance.
This trope's name is one of those cases of mislabeling by foreigners. For instance, its origin is actually both Russian and Ukrainian, and it's not commonly called "Cossack Dance" or some derivate. While it does receive occasionally the names of Kozatsky or Kazatsky, which mean just that, the true name of this stage dance is Hopak or Gopaknote Spelled Гопа́к in the Cyrillic alphabet. which comes from the word hopaty meaning "to hop", so a better translation of its name would be "The Hopping Dance". Similarly, it gets sometimes referred as the Kazachok or Kozachok ("Little Cossack"), but this is a completely different folk dance that also comes from Russia and Ukraine. The squat dance is also a integral part of Russian dances like Barinya, Leto, Trepak and many more.
The dance is commonly depicted with dancers barking "Hey! Hey! Hey!" while squatting, which is another point of mixing things up and thinking that all Russians say "Hey!" while dancing not just like this, but in any other style. On occasions, it can be substituted with "Hop! Hop!"note If actual Russians were dancing, they would shout "Op! Op!" without any h's.
The squat-and-kick move itself is properly called prisyadka (knee-bending) and is just one part of the Hopak dance, but it's the only part known to most non-Russians due to its inherently funny looks and obvious athleticism required. It's indeed one of the more difficult parts of the dance, requiring good balance and substantial leg muscle strength, but of course Mother Russia Makes You Strong. In fact, there is an entire martial art based on Hopak dancing called Combat Hopak. Prisyadka moves can also be incorporated into the shashka dance, performed with the long Cossack sabre and which involves complex evolutions of movement with the sword.
Despite what is stated above about its origins, Norwegians pride themselves by stating that Russian folklore actually learned this from them. The "squat" is essential in the Norwegian male dance ''halling''.
Also, don't confuse this with the "Slav Squat" meme.
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- The now-infamous "Dancing Cossacks" New Zealand National Party television advert from the 1975 general election campaign featured a line of Russians squat dancing across the screen. The party was trying to imply the ruling Labour Party's compulsory superannuation scheme would lead to Soviet-style communism (they handily ignored the fact that the Cossacks had numbered among the Bolsheviks' bitterest enemies, at least until they were completely crushed by the Red Army).
Anime and Manga
- In Hetalia: Axis Powers, Russia/Ivan mentions this, as well as kicking bullies with it.
- One episode of The Law of Ueki has this dance done. With cossack hats. As a condition for battling participants to breathe in a special oxygen-deprived environment.
- In Soul Eater Tsar Pushka's meister utilised it as a martial art - with some break dancing thrown into the mix.
- In Pokémon Black and White Cilan and Pansage start doing this during the events of A Maractus Musical!
- Done by Warsman in one Kinnikuman filler. Even stranger, he does it while wrestling someone.
- The girls of Pravda Engineering High School do it around a campfire in Episode 9 of Girls und Panzer
- In From Eroica with Love, KGB agent Mischa the Cub is stated to be an excellent Cossack dancer.
- This is the signature dance of Bones Suzuki and Haruo Sato in Haunted Junction.
- In The Voynich Hotel, the witch sisters called the Three Mothers originally hail from Russia, and when the youngest goes back home to visit their teacher, they are shown doing the dance when they first reunite.
- An issue of Topolino, the Italian Mickey Mouse comic book, had Fethry Duck literally kicking Donald Duck's ass this way, as seen on the cover.
- Nero: Nero does this dance when surrounded by Russian soldiers in Het Vredesoffensief van Nero ("The Peace Initiative of Nero") to make them believe he is one of them. He, of course, fails and the guards want to take him in. Nero then asks them if they can do it better, whereupon all soldiers start doing the dance. Nero then pushes everybody down to the floor and runs away.
- A jubilant member of a Volgan tank crew is doing this in an East End pub when he is interrupted by Bill Savage wielding a double-barrelled shotgun in the first episode of the 2000 AD story 'Invasion!'.
- In The Killing Joke, the Joker's entourage of circus freaks includes two men in Russian garb who can be seen doing this dance while he sings about how "I Go Loony". They're less obviously "freak"-ish than playing to how the Joker's philosophy, as written in this book, is informed by an era during which "the bomb" was hanging over everyone's head.
- Naturally, works involving the Discworld equivalent of Russians exaggerate this. In the works of A.A. Pessimal, when a group of "Rus" witches performs traditional dance at the annual Witch Trials, members of Lancre's Morris Dancing side are heard to remark that this is only a ladies' team. Imagine an international against the men?
Film — Animated
- Anastasia: A crowd of extras dance this way during the opening "Rumor in St. Petersburg" number.
- The Russian puppets in Pinocchio do this.
- Performed by thistles in Fantasia during the Nutcracker Suite segment. No points for guessing which part they appear in.
- Boris the Russian goose performs one in Balto (complete with accompanying yells of "HEY!") in an attempt to cheer Balto up. For some reason, it doesn't work.
- In Rise of the Guardians, North briefly does this across a rooftop before jumping down a chimney to get a tooth.
- In Return To Never Land, Smee does the dance on Captain Hook's back while giving him a massage.
- In Allegro non Troppo there's a moment in which the animator and a costumed ape do this dance on the floor.
Film — Live Action
- Elf: Buddy, drunk in the mail room (having mistaken alcohol for syrup), entertains the workers by doing this dance on a table.
- In The Cossacks, they do this when partying with some Gypsy women after a raid.
- Spoofed as part of the disco-dance flashback scene in Airplane!, in which Ted Stryker defies the laws of physics.
- A Shot in the Dark, one of the films in The Pink Panther series, Clouseau is coaxed into joining in a troupe of dancers - and promptly rips his trousers. In the same film, a dancer doing this move is killed after drinking poisoned vodka.
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull features some soldiers dancing happily like this in front of a campfire.
- The climax of The Man Who Knew Too Little has the titular character stand in for the lead dancer in one of these.
- Simon is doing the Cossack Dance in the music video of "Christmas Don't be Late" in the film Alvin and the Chipmunks.
- The Mask - Stanley easily dodges a hail of bullets, transforming into a matador, a Cossack, Vegas Elvis, and a movie cowboy. While he's dressed as the Cossack, he performs this dance to dodge the bullets.
- The Mamushka in The Addams Family is one of these. The fact that Gordon is able to dance it is one of the tip-offs that he is really Fester Addams (albeit with amnesia until almost the end of the movie), rather than a Body Double taking his place.
- One of the many dances that shows up in Bedknobs and Broomsticks during the musical number "Portobello Road."
- The Three Stooges had a famous running gag involving this, wherein somebody would hurt their foot or otherwise hop around in pain rhythmically. The Stooges would then begin clapping in rhythm and take up the dance with multiple variations and vaguely Russian chanting.
- The Leningrad Cowboys miserably fail to dance like this at a campfire in Leningrad Cowboys Go America. And they're supposed to be Russians.
- Seen in October when the Bolshevik operatives infiltrate the army of monarchist Gen. Kornilov and make friends. This results in the failure of Kornilov's coup attempt.
- In Patton, Russian soldiers do this at a party after Third Army has linked up with the Soviets at the end of the war. Patton, who hates the Russians, is not impressed.
- Vasyl does the hopak dance in Earth (1930), although he does not bust out the squat move.
- In Downfall, a few Soviet soldiers can be seen doing this as they celebrate their victory in Berlin.
- U.S. Ambassador Joseph Davies' daughter sees some Russians doing this at an outdoor party in Mission to Moscow and wishes that she could learn now to dance like that.
- The Human Comedy includes an approximately ten-second glimpse of some Russians when Tom and Diana observe the various ethnic communities celebrating at a town festival. Naturally, the Russians do this dance.
- The Mysterious Lady: Performed, presumably by peasant entertainers, at the fancy ball thrown for Tania, in pre-World War I Russian Poland.
- Anna Karenina: They even do it at the opera, or at least they do it at the opera that Anna and Vronsky go to see, which is apparently some sort of Down on the Farm story.
- War and Peace (1956): Apparently upper-class Russians do the squat dance too, as seen at a drunken party attended by Pierre early in the film.
- A rare female example: Tib in Betsy-Tacy is mentioned as being able to do this dance, using it as the grand finale of her show dance.
- Firebird (Lackey) has Ilya use this as a form of exercise (since he's currently playing The Fool he can't do normal version of keeping in shape) and the narration makes a point of mentioning all the various moves part of it, not just the squatting.
- Tommy's friend attempts it in the novel version of Carrie and falls on his ass.
- In The Dilbert Principle, Scott Adams mentions "Russian squat dancing," and calls it by that name. In a footnote, he says, "Yes, I know there must be a different name for it. But they should call it "squat dancing."
- August 1914: The novel recounts the Battle of Tannenberg at the start of World War I, a Curb-Stomp Battle in which an entire Russian army was surrounded and captured by the Germans. Colonel Vorotyntsev watches a Russian wagon train cross a bridge. One carter "even contrived to bounce along the cobbled road in a squatting Russian dance." Besides adding a little bit of atmosphere, this whole passage is meant to demonstrate how crude and half-assed the Russian supply system is; a theme throughout the whole book is how thoroughly Easy Logistics is averted, as Russian soldiers starve for days while on the march.
- Referenced in If I Fall, If I Die. Will practices sliding across the ice in a squat with one leg extended, a move he calls "the Cossack."
- At one point, Drew Carey appeared to be about to do some of this, then his back gave out.
- Drew Carey appears to know the entirety of the dance in real life, having pulled it off on Whose Line Is It Anyway?
- Parodied on The Muppet Show: Pig Muppets in cossack costumes dance like this, one of them kicks with both legs at once and hovers in the air for a split second before falling to the floor.
- Three Sheets included host Zane Lamprey asking a Russian about the dance in the Moscow episode. The Russian explained that they didn't dance like that... but that he knew how to, from watching American movies.
- Battle Fever J, the third Super Sentai series, had each team member representing a different country and performing a national dance; no points for guessing what Battle Cossack's dance was.
- Happy Days had an episode with a dance marathon, with Fonzie throwing this out as a challenge dance at the end, allowing he and his partner, Joanie, to win.
- One season of The Amazing Race had the contestants doing this as part of a Detour. MANY of the contestants, both male and female opted to do this, although not without some pain (or trouser splits!)
- Mocked in an episode of Hogan's Heroes after Schultz says he'll be sent to the Russian front if Colonel Klink ever does a thorough roll-call and discovers one of Hogan's men is missing.
Colonel Hogan: (sarcastically) Don't tell me you're afraid of a bunch of guys who dance sitting down?
- So You Think You Can Dance: Part of the Russian Folk Dance on the season one of its performers (one Jeanine Mason) would go on to win. KALINKA!
- Russian spy Illya Kuryakin did this briefly in the second-season episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. entitled "The Yukon Affair".
- Star Trek: The Original Series: Mr. Chekov performs this dance in "I Mudd".
- The Love Boat episode "Alaska Wedding Cruise" has the boat stopping in Sitka, where a group of Russian folk dancers do the dance.
- The Good Place: In "Best Self", Chidi and Jason dance this way while the group are marking their final night in the Neighborhood before it's decommissioned.
- This is one of the many dances that Olive and Otto perform in order to solve a bridge troll's riddle in the Odd Squad episode "Trials and Tubulations". Unfortunately, it's not the correct answer.
- Fiddler on the Roof during the song "To Life".
- A bit of this shows up in the choreography for "The Soviet Machine" in the London production of Chess.
- Act 2 of Riverdance features an elaborate (and awesome) Russian dance number. It starts with Hopek-style dancing and turns it up a notch.
- Moskau by German band Dschinghis Khan seems to be associated with this in the minds of many. They never actually perform this at any point in the video, though.
- The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Operatic Society Production of The Mikado includes a musical number that cycles rapidly through several national styles, in which the Russian segment features a group of ladies performing the Russian squat dance with the aid of chairs the same color as the backdrop.
- In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the squirrels do a Russian squat dance while Veruca does ballet before they kill her.
- Mentioned in Boney M's song "Rasputin". The eponymous mad monk is said to dance the Kozachok "really wunderbar" in it. And the Face of the Band Bobby Farrell performed it on stage for the song.
- Featured a lot in the Basement Jaxx's music video for "Take Me Back to Your House". Bears get to dance, too.
- The music video for the song "Energia" by Russkaja features this every time the chorus plays.
- On Shirim's Klezmer reimagining of The Nutcracker, "The Russian Dance" is appropriately renamed "Kozatsky 'Till You Dropsky."
- When Hardcore Techno arrived to Russia and was appropriated as the hardbass subgenre, one of the first things to change was replacing the Dutch hakken dance with the Russian gopak dance.
- Russian Folk Rock band Otava Yo avert this. Even when their live gigs mean that everybody gets up and dances. The video for Sumetskayanote subtitled as Russian Couplets for Fighting features young peasant men engaging in dancing and play-fighting, accompanied by the band's music, and only once gets anywhere near the kozachok. On the other hand, there is this live version. Which has an unseemly amount of squat-dancing.
- Gomez and Uncle Fester do this in The Addams Family during The Mamushka, and throw their hands and feet every time a target is hit.
- Alex Koslov dons his hat before doing the squat dance to the head of an opponent in the "victim" position.
- The "It's a Small World" ride at Disney Land has a Russian puppet doing the squat dance.
- Zangief's ending from Street Fighter II, where Mikhail Gorbachev arrives to congratulate him* See? No more scenes like that. That's Why We Are Bummed Communism Fell. In Pocket Fighter he has it as one of his special attacks — he advances while dancing, kicking his opponent further and further back.
- In Street Fighter IV, when you get to the rival battle as El Fuerte, Zangief does this while introducing himself.
- In Punch-Out!!, Soda Popinski does this in one of his win animations.
- Part of the male dwarf dance in World of Warcraft. But not the Slavic-accented Draenei, oddly enough. They dance to "Tunak Tunak Tun", which is Indian. Perhaps because the squat dance would be anatomically difficult with the draenei's goat-like legs.
- The Jack series of robots from Tekken have something like this in their moveset because they are made in Russia.
- Beowulf from Skullgirls uses this dance as an attack, while standing on a chair, no less.
- In The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, a mask can be used to make ReDeads dance in this fashion. Also, the final boss may randomly do this when you fight it.
- The Soviet Conscript from Red Alert 3 does it as an Idle Animation.
- Might Guy's Leaf Style Youth Exercise in Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm has this dance as a punishment if Guy cannot do 100 pushups in 5 seconds. He does these pushups while headbutting his opponent's stomach, and if you fail the QTE mashing, Guy will only manage to do 99, will start crying waterfall tears, and does the dance in retreat. He remains in this dance for a bit after the move, leaving him open for hitting.
- Unpatched copies and the shareware demo of Duke Nukem 3D allow Duke to use both the off hand "Mighty Foot" (kick with left foot) and Emergency Weapon kick (kick with right foot) at the same time. Fans tend to see it as Duke either doing this trope, or imitating Liu Kang.
- In Rayman 2: The Great Escape, Rayman does this after completing every level.
- Fable has this as one of the "expression" animations you can make your character do.
- Russian Dancing Men is a rhythm game for iPhone & iPad based on the flash music vid below.
- In the second game in the Destroy All Humans! series, while Crypto is in Tunguska, the locals will usually do this kind of dance whenever they are under his Free Love spell.
- In Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army, Rasputin does this dance at the start of the boss battle against him.
- In Super Hero Squad Online, this is Colossus's dance animation. Naturaliski.
- Dampierre from the Soul Series has this as one of his kick combos. It can be devastating if timed properly, but hilarious if you fail.
- Team Fortress 2 added it as a taunt as part of the Gun Mettle Update with the name "Kazotzky Kick". If one person starts doing it, then anyone nearby can hit the taunt button to follow suit. The best part is that you can still move around (albeit slowly) while doing it, meaning that it's actually possible to capture the intelligence while doing it just to humiliate the other team, as this video shows.
- Rash can do this in Killer Instinct, but since he can morph his feet into giant spiked boots, it becomes a lot more painful for his opponents.
- When Just Dance 2 included Boney M's Rasputin in its repertory, it logically snuck some bits of cossack dancing in the sketch itself.
- 2014's version of YMCA reused the same dancer and also had him cossack dance in his solo bit.
- One Piece: Pirate Warriors: Buggy does the dance before activating his first Limit Break, Bara Bara Festival.
- Viktor from Paladins is an old Russian soldier who naturally has the cossack dance as one of his taunts.
- The monkey's dancing animation in Ultimate Chicken Horse.
- In Feel the Magic: XY/XX's "Dance" stage, the Down instruction briefly makes the player character engage in this.
- Final Fantasy XIV as of patch 5.3 has an emote that is in part based on the dance, called the "Lali-Hop".
- In Gundam Battle Assault 2, Bolt Gundam does this dance as its crouch kick attack.
- Russian Dancing Men, which spawned the game.
- Someone kindly put a RunD.M.C. song over footage of one of these.
- Epic Rap Battles of History:
- Rasputin vs. Stalin has the two opponents doing this after the battle alongside challengers Lenin, Gorbachev, and Putin. Stalin, who was not Russian by birth, seems to be having a bit of trouble with it.
- Che Guevara does the Russian dance in the background of his battle against Guy Fawkes, symbolizing his alliance with the USSR during his lifetime.
- The Footloose episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender had a similar dance.
- The Futurama episode "A Taste of Freedom" opens with Fry walking in on everyone watching Zoidberg doing one of these in honor of the "Freedom Day" holiday. Fry decides to join in to avoid standing out. Subverts the traditional association with Communist Mother Russia with the chanted lyrics "freedom, freedom, freedom, OY!"
- Later, a bunch of Uncle Sams on stilts are seen doing the dance.
- In the Phineas and Ferb episode "The Wizard of Odd", Doofenschmirtz's guards do this dance during their big number.
- A Woody Woodpecker short where Woody disguises himself as a Russian visitor takes advantage of this dance to position himself to literally kick Wally Walrus in the butt but good.
- In The Simpsons, a file photo of Homer doing this comes back to haunt him when he's accused of being a Communist after heading into Russian waters with a nuclear submarine he unintentionally and accidentally commandeered.
- In the Looney Tunes cartoon Hare Tonic, Elmer Fudd is afraid he has Rabbititis, and rushes to see a doctor, who is Bugs Bunny in disguise. Bugs tests Elmer Fudd's reflexes by alternately hitting each knee with a rubber mallet, and alternates between each knee faster and faster until Elmer is doing this dance. Bugs soon joins him, giving away his disguise in the process.
Elmer: HEY! You're not a doctor, you're that scwewy wabbit!
- In another Elmer Fudd cartoon, The Big Snooze, Bugs tells him to "Run this way!" to escape. This includes: doing a silly run, running upside-down, hopping like a frog, running upside-down again, yelling "Hey!", doing this dance, and yelling "Hey!" again before repeating.
- The short Tin Pan Alley Cats has a scene of Josef Stalin kicking Adolf Hitler's butt doing the dance, with Hitler replacing "Hey!" with "Heil!".
- Funny enough, 1943's Pigs in a Polka (a take on The Three Little Pigs set to Johannes Brahms' Hungarian Dances) has The Big Bad Wolf entering by going down a road doing the Russian squat dance. He even does a hand signal when turning left.
- In the Popeye short My Artistical Temperature, this is invoked when Popeye gets flung backward through a painting of a Russian man, with his legs sticking out.
- Done in The Critic by Franklin during a square dance with Ross Perot's running mate James Stockdale.
- This one of the Goofalototots' main shticks, the one that is based off Wakko from Animaniacs, in an episode of The Mask.
- In an episode of Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain are subjected to Pavlovian conditioning. Every time a bell rings, Pinky does That Russian Squat Dance, while every time a gong is sounded Brain sings "I'm A Little Teapot" complete with actions.
- In the Dilbert episode "The Dupey", after Dilbert's Dupey goes through its metamorphosis and becomes an ugly creature, Ratbert declares himself the cutest thing in the house again and does this dance.
- In Oggy and the Cockroaches, this is the cockroaches' victory dance.
- In Wonder Pets! episode "Save the Nutcracker", the dance is called The Bear Dance. The Mouse King does it as he makes off with the Wonder Pets' nutcracker, and the Wonder Pets follow suit as they give chase. The Mouse King's guards do the dance while they try to stop the Wonder Pets, who dance right past them.
- In the Disney Silly Symphonies version of The Grasshopper and the Ants, the grasshopper and a young ant do this dance a few times to the former's fiddle.
- In The Amazing World of Gumball, Gumball attempts to do this in the episode "The Bros," but his torso's too short and ends up kicking himself in the face repeatedly. (Alternatively, he's stretching his legs long enough to hit his own face.)
- The Cold Opening to the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "Powerless" featured a battle between the "Batmen of All Nations" and the "Jokers of All Nations". One of the Jokers in question was a Cossack Joker, so of course his contribution to the fight was kicking at one of the Batmen in this manner.
- The intro of Count Duckula has the eponymous character doing this dance while playing a harmonica.
- One episode of Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi has Ami and Yumi doing this dance during a dance competition that the two of them entered. They are even wearing a corresponding costume.
- In one episode of Darkwing Duck, Agent Grizzlikof does this dance as an attack against F.O.W.L. agents.
Moscow, Moscow, throw your glasses at the wall, and good fortune to us all, ho-ho-ho-ho-ho, hey!
Moscow, Moscow, join us for a kazachok, we'll go dancing round the clock, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha, hey!
Moscow, Moscow, drinking vodka all night long, keeps you happy, makes you strong, ho-ho-ho-ho-ho, hey!
Moscow, Moscow, come and have a drink and then, you will never leave again, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! Hey!
—Dschinghis Khan, Moscow (English version)
Probably the most Slavic dance taunt in the whole game. When you think of the Soviet Union, you think of one thing: the freedom to laugh and love and sing and dance!
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Alternative Title(s): Cossack Dance, Kazatsky
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Squats in Russian dance | horeograph.COM
Today I will start talking about the male movements of the Russian folk dance and the first will be the squats. Agree, this is an integral part of the male dance.
So, what is a prank? A squat is a movement peculiar only to a male dance, the basis of which is a deep squat.
Squats are divided into two types:
1st type. Performer rises to height after each deep squat.
2nd view. The performer does the entire movement in a deep squat, without rising to height.
Performing squats of the 1st type .
The performer, jumping a little, sharply and deeply squats on half-toes in 1st position, heels together, toes apart, knees directed to the sides. Then the performer rises from a deep squat, jumping slightly, and descends from a jump either on both legs or on one leg.
When descending into a deep squat, it is necessary to keep yourself on the elastic muscles of the thigh and lower leg until the end of the movement, without putting a load on the knee joint.
During the whole squat, the body is straight and taut. It is necessary to hold the back firmly, tensing the muscles and connecting the shoulder blades. Under no circumstances should you lean forward.
Type 1 squats can be performed separately and in combination with other movements - with a pick, crackers, jumps, etc.
Type 2 squats.
Compared to squats of the 1st type, they are more diverse in execution technique. In some of them, the performer, without getting up from a deep squat, alternately jumps from one leg to another, in others, leaning on one leg and raising his free leg, rotates on the supporting leg, etc.
Squats of both the 1st and 2nd type can be performed on the spot and moving forward or to the side, with the exception of the top, which is always performed on the spot.
Let's consider squats that belong to the 1st type
Squat with throwing the leg forward
The performer rises from a deep squat alternately on one or the other leg, simultaneously throwing his free leg forward. Starting position of the legs: 1st position. Musical size: 2/4.
Raz The performer, from a slightly noticeable jump, sharply and deeply squats on the floor -
toes of both feet in 1st position, heels together, toes apart, knees directed to the sides.
Two The performer with a slight jump rises from a deep squat
and descends on the low half-toes of the left leg bent at the knee. The right leg rises low forward, free at the knee and instep.
Movement continues on the other leg. The body is straight.
In this squat, you can throw your leg not straight forward, but forward across the supporting leg. When the right leg is lifted forward across the left leg, both hands are thrown to the right, not above the waist, the elbows are free, the head is raised slightly turned to the left shoulder; when the left leg is raised, the arms are moved to the left, the head turns to the right shoulder.
Lateral squat with leg out to the side
The performer rises from a deep squat on one leg while simultaneously lifting his free leg to the side. Starting position of the legs: 1st position. Musical size: 2/4.
(One) The performer, from a slightly noticeable jump, sharply and deeply squats on the semi-
toes of both feet in 1st position, knees directed to the sides. The body is straight, the head is directed towards the viewer.
(Two) The performer rises sharply from a deep squat, slightly bouncing to the right, and descends either on the entire foot or on the low half-toes of the right leg bent at the knee. The left leg rises low to the left and slightly forward, the knee and instep are free. The body is either straight or slightly inclined towards the supporting leg, the head is raised and turned towards the left shoulder. The right hand is raised to the right, the left lies on the side of the waist,
The movement is performed either alternately with one and the other foot or all the time with one foot: the performer bounces several times to the right on the right foot and raises the left foot to the left (and vice versa).
This squat can be performed in a slightly different way: without lifting the free leg to the side, but placing it to the side on the heel. The supporting leg after the jump falls on the entire foot, the knee is more bent. The movement can be performed at a fast and medium pace.
Heel slip squat to 2nd position
Performer rises from deep squat on both feet and slips into 2nd position on heels. Starting position of the legs: 1st position. Musical size: 2/4.
(One) The performer, from a slightly noticeable jump, sharply and deeply squats on the half-toes of both legs in 1st position, knees directed to the sides,
(Two) The performer, rising sharply from a deep squat, slips on his heels to the sides, into a wide reversible 2nd position. The knees are extended.
On the count of “one” of the next measure, the performer descends from heels from a slightly noticeable jump into a deep squat in 1st position. The body is straight.
Squatting with jumping on toes and jumping on heels
The performer rises from a deep squat on the toes of both legs, then jumps to heels in 2nd position. Starting position of the legs: 1st position. Musical size: 2/4.
(One) The performer, from a slightly noticeable jump, sharply and deeply squats on the half-toes of both legs in 1st position, knees directed to the sides.
(S) The performer with a slight jump rises sharply from a deep squat and jumps on the half-fingers in the reverse 2nd position. The knees are bent and directed inward, that is, one to the other, the feet are directed to the sides.
(Two) From the half-toes, the performer jumps to the heels of both legs, placing them in the 2nd position and straightening the knees.
(I) Pause. Straight body.
Heel slip squat with one foot forward, the other back
Performing this type of squatting, the performer turns after two deep squats for half a circle, either with his back or facing the viewer. Starting position of the legs 1st position. Musical size: 2/4.
The movement takes four measures.
(One) The performer from a slightly noticeable jump. Squats sharply and deeply on the half-toes of both legs in 1st position, knees directed to the sides.
(Two) The performer, rising sharply, slips on the heels of both legs, while the right leg moves forward, the left leg moves back. The knees are extended.
(One) The performer descends from heels from a slightly noticeable jump into a deep squat on half toes in 1st position.
(Two) The performer, rising sharply, with a slight jump turns half a circle to the left, with his back to the viewer and slips on the heels of both legs, pushing his left foot to the back of the stage and moving his right foot back towards the viewer. The knees are extended.
(One) Deep squat, as in the 1st measure, but with your back to the viewer.
(Two) The performer, rising sharply with his back to the viewer, slips on the heels of both legs, pushing his right foot to the back of the stage, moving his left foot back towards the viewer.
(One) Deep squat, as in the 1st measure, but with your back to the viewer.
(Two) The performer, rising sharply, with a slight jump turns half a circle to the left, facing the viewer and slips on the heels of both legs,
pushing the left leg forward, right back,
The body is straight during the entire movement. Hands in position No. 1. The movement is performed clearly, easily, lively. The pace is slow, medium or fast.
Pryadka “with a pick”
The performer rises from a deep squat on one leg, then makes a “pick” movement with the other leg. Starting position of the legs: 1st position. Musical size: 2/4.
(One) The performer sharply and deeply squats on the toes of both legs in 1st position, knees directed to the sides. The body is straight, the head is straight.
(S) The performer with a small jump rises sharply from a deep
squat on the entire foot of the right leg, bent at the knee. The left leg, bent at the knee, is placed permanently on the toe, at a distance of a foot to the left of the toe of the right leg, the knee is directed to the right, the foot is to the left. The body is slightly turned with the left shoulder forward, the head is towards the left shoulder,
(Two) The left leg, stretching at the knee, is placed on the heel forward and slightly to the left.
The body and head turn towards the left leg.
The movement continues with the other leg and can be done with a triple pick after one deep squat.
Squatting with palm strikes on the top of the boot
The performer, having risen after a deep squat on one leg, raises the other leg forward and strikes the top of the raised leg with his palm. Starting position of the legs: 1st position. Musical size: 2/4.
(Raz ) The performer, jumping a little, squats sharply and deeply on the half-toes of both legs in 1st position, knees directed to the sides. Body straight, head straight,
(Two) The performer with a slight jump rises abruptly to the entire foot of the right leg, simultaneously lifting forward the left leg slightly bent at the knee and striking the top of the boot of the left leg with the palm of the right hand. After the blow, the right hand approaches the front of the body. The left hand is turned to the left. The body is tilted to the right side, the head is turned and tilted towards the hand making the blow.
With the next measure, the movement is repeated and the performer strikes the top of the right leg with the palm of his left hand.
The second version of this movement: on the count of “two”, the performer strikes with his palm not on the top, but on the sole of the boot.
Third option: instead of hitting the boot shaft on the count of "two", the performer can make a simple hand clap under the knee of the leg raised up. In this case, the leg rises forward without eversion with a slightly bent knee pointing forward.
Squats of the 2nd type
Slider. "Slider" of the 1st type.
Without rising from a deep squat, the performer jumps on half-toes from one foot to the other, alternately throwing forward either the right or the left leg.
Starting position: the performer is in a deep squat in 6th position, on half-fingers, knees directed forward.
Time signature: 2/4.
(One) Having slightly jumped, but not rising from a deep squat, the performer jumps to the half-toes of his left foot. The right leg rises forward, stretching at the knee, the rise is free.
(Two) Without rising from a deep squat, the performer jumps to the half-toes of the right foot. The left leg is lifted forward, the lift is free, and (I) Pause.
When performing a “slider”, you cannot “settle”, giving a load on the knee joint: during the entire movement, you must keep the weight of the body on the elastic muscles of the thigh and lower leg. The body is straight, taut. Hands are in position No. 1, No. 2, in 2nd position, etc. The "slider" is performed easily, lively, at a fast, medium and slow pace.
"Slider" type 1 can be combined with hand claps under the leg extended forward. Claps are made either simultaneously with throwing the leg forward, that is, at the expense of “one” and “two”, or after throwing the leg out, that is, at the expense of “one-and”, “two-and”. During clapping, the body is tilted forward.
Slider, 2nd type.
Jumping from foot to foot is performed as in the 1st event. The only difference is that, throwing the leg forward, the performer puts it on the heel.
Jumping from foot to foot is performed in the 1st position, the legs are alternately thrown not forward, but to the side.
The performer rotates on one leg, in a deep squat, helping the rotation with his hands, which rest with their palms on the floor. The performer is in a deep squat on the half-toes of the right leg, the knee and toe are directed forward. The left leg is raised to the left or forward and is in the air all the time during the movement.
The body is strongly inclined forward towards the supporting leg. Hands rest with palms on the floor at a shoulder-width distance, fingers pointing forward. In this position, the young man performs a rotation to the right, quickly moving his hands along the direction of rotation, i.e., alternately lowering the palm of his right hand, then his left hand, to the floor, for every eighth measure. The supporting leg rotates in place, on the ball of the foot.
From a deep squat, the performer jumps slightly up with legs tucked in and crossed, then lowers himself onto the half-toes of both legs. Starting position of the legs: 1st position. Musical size: 2/4.
(One) The performer, having jumped up, sharply falls on half-fingers into a deep squat in 1st position.
(I) The performer, without rising from a deep squat, jumps up low, crossing his legs, bent at the knees, right in front, left behind.
(Two) The performer descends from a jump into a deep squat on the half-toes of both legs in 1st position.
(R) Jump up, as if counting "one-and", crossing legs, left in front, right
in the back.
The performer in this type of squat should bounce low from the floor, elastically, like a ball after hitting the floor. The body is straight.
These are the types of spinnerets in Russian folk dance. If you know more, dear colleagues, add!
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Russian folk dance - a guest from time immemorial Online publication "Elements of dance"
To live for millennia is not a field to cross.
Only changes are constant in the world. And the fashion for dancing is also changing along with the lifestyle, new generations and their passions. Now it is hard to imagine that Russian folk dance will become as popular as samba, latina, bellydance and other modern styles. Of course, the Russian dance is not forgotten, but it is clearly not in favor with the masses of the people today. And absolutely in vain! It is bright, beautiful, emotional and able to give odds to all Western dance innovations!
Fashion is fashion, and Russian dance was born long before hip-hop, lives with all new-fangled styles, and will continue to live, based on the fact that this is not just Russian folklore, but part of the deepest historical heritage, in which secret knowledge of the ancient Slavs, and the multifaceted Russian character, and way of life, and feelings, and unity with nature, and the memory of ancestors, and what is called the soul of the people.
Ancient Slavs acted out drama in dances.
Russian folk dance has undergone a surprisingly long evolution. In historical documents, Russian dance "debuted" in 907. The official mention concerns a dance with bears, which was demonstrated to guests at the celebration by Prophetic Oleg in Kyiv of the victory over the Greeks.
Unfortunately, neither the exact dates of the origin of the dance art of ancient Rus', nor a complete idea of what Russian dance was like dozens of centuries ago, is known for certain. All that we know about the dances of those times from epics, oral traditions and songs is their ritual meaning and close sacred connection with nature.
In addition to the fact that Russian dance, like the creativity of any nation, reflects the temperament, way of life, character and experiences of its people, it has several striking features that undoubtedly distinguish it from the background of world dance culture.
And the main feature is a reflection of reality .
Russian dance never reproduced fictitious pictures, was not distinguished by pretense, exaggeration, and moreover, did not create fictitious, mythical images and plots, and did not look into the future. It was intended to reflect the current present or the accomplished past, the daily life of people, woven from events, communication with nature, holidays, love or sadness. This the deep dramatic basis of allowed the Russian dance to express strong, genuine emotions, to take, as they say, “for a living”.
Superimposed on the multifaceted Russian character, the dance was also different - lyrical and provocative, demonstrated prowess, breadth of soul, the joy of victory, the bitterness of defeat, that is, everything that our ancestors came into contact with every day.
But at the very beginning, the purpose of the dance was somewhat different.
Russian dance was originally part of the rituals.
Every spring in Rus' a new cycle of agricultural rituals began. They were timed to coincide with the most critical moments, requiring, according to the ancient Slavs, the support of the gods - the time of sowing, the ripening of bread, the beginning and end of the harvest.
Russian folk dance was an integral part of ritual actions. Round dances run around a newly blossomed birch, personifying fruit-bearing power; they went around the fields in round dances on the Kupala night and chanted special conspiracies to protect the harvest from fire and evil spirits; round dances in the fields were supposed to ensure good weather during the harvest.
And since we are talking about round dance, this is the most ancient Russian dance - the ancestor of all types of folk choreography. We can say that Russian dance appeared, breaking the chain of the round dance.
His choreography is extremely simple. However, in terms of its meaning and purpose, this Russian dance has, perhaps, the most powerful sacred foundation. Its design reflects the shape and movement of the sun, paying tribute to the luminary, which was worshiped in pagan times. In the round dance, personal boundaries are erased and the idea of \u200b\u200buniting people and their strength, the idea of joy shared with each other, is realized.
That's why the round dance accompanied almost any Slavic holiday. This Russian folk dance was an indispensable attribute of rituals in honor of the newlyweds and a "favorite" of folk festivals. The round dance, over time, lost its ritual meaning, but the pattern of the dance remained unchanged. He still decorates family and children's holidays and looks amazingly beautiful on stage.
Game dances act out a certain plot. Usually such a Russian dance is very feminine. The synchronized movements of the dancers' hands, the curves of their bodies, create the image of animals, birds or other characters, make up pictures of blooming flowers or depict the traditional activities of Russian young ladies. For example, the drawing of the round dance "Spindle" shows girls doing needlework, "Swan" accurately reflects the habits and grace of a noble bird.
Ornamental circle dances, without any specific plot, often use wreaths of wild flowers or scarves, with the help of which an additional “zest” is woven into a fancy dance pattern (“snake”, “eight”, etc.). Waving and quivering glances, folding hands, low tilts and turns around its axis, long sundresses to the floor - this is natural beauty and tenderness, demonstrating the modesty and dignity of a Russian woman.
This Russian dance has always been loved for the fact that it is available for all ages. Children, old people, men and women can take part in the round dance. That is why this Russian dance has come down to our days, which serves as a symbol of bright solar energy, transmitted through a chain from hand to hand.
However, the Russian dance had more than just ritual significance.
Secret martial art of Russian women.
Few people know that the ancient Slavs were not at all defenseless when they were alone in the village, without men, with old people and children in their arms. Among them were women - Beregini, who mastered the dance, or rather a real martial art, which, under the guise of seduction, hid a powerful effect on a person's biologically active points.
If the enemy entered the village, open resistance could lead to the death of the whole family. It was also impossible to use herbs and poisons, since the same food and water were forced to be given to children. And the women went to the trick. For centuries, a dance has been honed, akin to oriental martial arts of internal influence, based on a deep knowledge of not only physiology, but also the biologically active contour of a person. One can only marvel at the depth of knowledge of our ancestors.
Russian dance Beregini.
The bewitching dance was a complex, well-thought-out system in which all movements were subject to clear time intervals, and the plasticity of movements hid blows that seemed to be delivered into the void, but aimed precisely at the limbs of a stranger. He himself, fascinated by the flexibility of the dancer, her deliberately invocative movements, looked at her with voluptuousness and did not suspect how strong the weapon was directed against him. And the woman during the dance, arching her whole body, clinging to the ground and then sharply "floating" on the man, methodically inflicting invisible blows, changed the resonant-wave characteristics of her own biofield and processed his biologically active zones. The dance simply caused a malfunction in the systems of the enemy organism and was a formidable slow-acting weapon.
A similar Russian dance is also mentioned in connection with the fact that the ancient beauties treated their men in this way, with the difference that they affected other points. Causing a strong sexual arousal in a loved one through dance, they greatly increased his sensory perception, activated resonant-wave structures and "started" the balancing of the body. Wounds received in battles healed faster, and signs of various diseases disappeared.
Maybe it's not for nothing that some doctors recommend sex as a cure for headaches?
But let's not get carried away, but rather give our answer to the West.
We dance not for the sake of warmth, but for fun!
Only in part can we consider such complex and energetic elements of Russian dance as "Pistol", "Pike", "Keg", "Goat", "Arabic", "Bedouin", "Raznozhka" and others as a means of warming the body. The dynamics of Russian dance was formed under the influence of two more reasons.
Firstly, pagan culture left a noticeable imprint on Russian folk dance. People in those days felt themselves an integral part of the world around them. Therefore, Russian dance was often based on imitation of the behavior of animals and birds, or reflected natural phenomena. “Crane”, “Gusachek”, “Dergach”, “Bullhead”, “Metelitsa” - there are no such names in Russian dance. Russian folk dance could imitate the haughty gait of a black grouse, cockfights, jumping roe deer, bear impudence, and therefore its pattern often had rather sharp movements.
Subsequently, such imitation became the basis of one of the genres of Russian folk dance - play. “Fish”, for example, a guy came out to dance - he began to jump, spin and stomp his feet, then suddenly fell to the ground and exactly repeated the movements of the fish thrown onto land. He bent so that the heels at the back of his head turned out to be. The play Russian dance especially amused the people, since it included not only the imitation of the habits of animals, but also the desire of the dancer to give the character traits of a human character.
Secondly, the Russian dance was assimilated with the militant dances of unfriendly neighbors. During numerous wars, occupations and long captivity, a mixture of cultures took place. Cheerful and carefree Slavic dances, smooth and unhurried dances were saturated with new energetic elements. This is also evidenced by the names of the elements themselves, for example, the same "Arabic" and "Bedouin".
But no matter how great the influence of other cultures on Russian dance was, the people passed all the changes through the prism of their spirituality and presented us, as a result, an original and vibrant art.
Let's see what dance heritage our ancestors left behind.
Russian dance "Squatting".
This colorful Russian dance was presented to us in 1113 by the Grand Duke of All Rus' Vladimir Monomakh, who noticed in Kyiv a daring young man - a bricklayer Petro Prisyadka. After a hard day at work, Petro used to take it “on his chest” and went out to Khreshchatyk to stretch his stiff leg muscles, jumping vigorously. There he was noticed by Monomakh with his strange dance and soon danced for the prince at every breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Russian dance "under the squat" quickly became fashionable and was carried by buffoons throughout Rus'.
Folk game dance and dance - the language of communication.
It is interesting that Russian dance, for the most part, has simple and capacious names that clearly reflect either the pattern of the dance, or the number of dancers, or the music to which it is performed, or a certain plot. Among the dances - improvisations are widely known: "Lady", "Balalaika", "Dance with spoons", "Veselukha", "Topotukha", "Monogram", "Boots", "Timonya", "Polyanka", "Siberian fun ”, Russian dance “Matryoshka”, “Pleskach”, “Circular-dancing”, “Kamarinskaya”, “Polka”, “Chebotukha”, “Canopy”, “Gate”, “Steam Room”, “Four” and others.
All Slavic dances have a characteristic feature - cheerfulness and a pronounced sense of self-worth. What unites Russian folk dances is a demonstration of prowess, a breadth of movements that echoes lyricism and modesty, as well as fullness of meaning.
Russian dance is not danced, but as if they are telling something... They are telling beautifully, emotionally. With a glance, expressive facial expressions, gestures, the dancer conveys a story, no worse than a real theater actor. Same "Kamarinskaya" eloquently reproduces the arrogant, boastful exit of a drunken Kamarin peasant, jokingly plays with the "disobedience" of the rampant legs, sincere surprise and a cheerful brawl.
Russian dance requires majestic, swan-like smooth movements from women and energy from men. But he is also often mischievous and mischievous. For example, the Russian folk dance "Trepak" is lively, dynamic, where the partner and the partner perform fractional steps and stamping, jumping and whirling at a fast pace, they can freely improvise and turn on others from the first minute of performance. And the costumes for him are chosen completely different: short colorful sundresses, skirts flying out of the sun and bright embroidered blouses. Trepak can be performed as a single male dance or a pair dance.
Another wonderful Russian dance is "Troika" where a man dances with two partners. Folk art could not ignore the invariable symbol of any holiday - the Russian troika. The dance imitates it, representing galloping horses harnessed to a wagon. And again, imitation of animals is the observance of old traditions.
At holidays, fairs, weddings, Russian dance often acquired a competitive character - dance .