Ukrainian Dancing/Central Ukraine
The dance of Central or Eastern Ukraine is frequently referred to as Poltava, after the city located southeast of the capital, Kiev. This region is characterized by wide open land, and the character of the dance reflects the unobstructed landscape. Movements tend to be flowing and horizontal.
- Basic and Common Steps
- This section identifies steps that form the foundation of this regional style of dance, and which may be performed by both men and women (boys and girls).
- Steps for Men and Boys
- This section identifies steps that are only performed by men and boys.
- Steps for Women and Girls
- This section identifies steps that are only performed by women and girls.
- Steps for Couples or Groups
- This section identifies steps that require two or more dancers.
- Sample Choreography
- This section provides sample choreography which may be used by dance groups wishing to perform a dance that is characteristic of this region.