Following are brief excerpts from six of the 31 beginning, intermediate, and advanced folk dances in The Golden Gate Is Open. They represent the Czech, Moravian, and Slovak styles of dance. Included in the 31 dances are the Waltz, Polka, Mazurka, and Czardas among other types. In these clips, more than one excerpt has been included for dances in which there is a change in style or complexity as a dance progresses. Refer to the Table of Contents in the Book Details
for the order of the 31 dances. Please note that these video clips are low resolution clips taken from the DVDs. The DVDs contain high resolution videos.
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Volume I, #3
Volky (Little Oxen)—Moravian
Volume 1, #6
Ráček (The Small Crayfish)—Czech
Volume II, #7
Volume II, #9
Čardáš (The Czardas)—Slovak
Volume III, #2
Česka polka (The Czech Polka)—Czech
Volume III, #8
Karičky (A Suite of Round Dances)—Slovak