Called dances

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A called dance is one where a leader controls the dance by signalling the upcoming steps. Typically, the leader is the first person in the line and signals by calling out the name or number of a section of steps. Called dances are extremely rare in recreational Israeli dance; normally the sequence is unchanging, or, at most, follows the music, which may have multiple versions. In a true called dance, the sequence is completely at the whim of the caller.

List of called dances

Where appropriate, more details can be found at the individual page of each dance. Please keep this list in alphabetical order.

  • Tcherkessia: circle dance of folk (possibly Circassian) origin which became part of the early canon of folk dances in Israel, and is still done with children in Israel and in America.