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THE FUNERAL MARCH

WHEN A DANGEROUS OR TICKLISH SITUATION IS ABOUT TO BE
ENTERED, THE PARTICIPANT(S) OFTEN HUM THE FUNERAL MARCH
(DUM-DUM-DE-DUM, DUM-DE-DUM-DE-DUM-DE-DUM).

Where learned: NOT GIVEN ; MICHIGAN ; WARREN ; DETROIT ; A&P FOOD STORE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse

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KRAKOWIAK (POLISH DANCE)

LIKE THE AMERICAN SQUARE DANCE.

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; NOT GIVEN ; HOME ; PENNSYLVANIA ; MICHIGAN ; LETTER ; OHIO ; NEW JERSEY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; AUTOGRAPH BOOK ; GROSSE POINTE ; HARPER WOODS ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; WARREN ; JAPAN ; RUSSIA ; GRAND RAPIDS ; SHIPLE HALL ; GARDEN CITY ; ROYAL OAK ; TOLEDO ; TRENTON ; FARMINGTON ; KALAMAZOO ; CANADA ; ONTARIO ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT ; MAIL ; INDIANA ; DETROIT, ASSUMED ; TOLD AT HOME ; FERNDALE ; SOUTHFIELD ; TENNESSEE ; MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL ; HAMTRAMCK ; DEARBORN ; MINNESOTA ; ILLINOIS ; NEW YORK ; FLORIDA ; KOREA ; WISCONSIN ; NEW HAMPSHIRE ; STUDENT UNION ; READING ; AUSTRALIA ; Sylvania ; Sterling Heights ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; OAK PARK ; SOUTHGATE ; STURGEON LAKE ; REDFORD ; TOORAK ; VICTORIA ; ROSEVILLE ; LINCOLN PARK ; TRAVERSE CITY ; HUNTINGTON WOODS ; PONTIAC ; TROY ; PORT CHESTER ; SOUTH AMERICA ; BROOKVILLE ; MONTREAL ; SEOUL ; NORTH OLMSTED ; EASTOWN THEATER ; ERIE ; University of Notre Dame ; FRANKLINVILLE ; TORONTO ; TOLD AT ; TOLD BY ; TOLD IN ; SCRANTON ; MONROE ; GLENVIEW ; MOSCOW ; GULLEY ; FINLAND ; HARBOR BEACH ; HOUGHTON LAKE ; Hudson Lake ; INDIANAPOLIS ; JONESBORO ; KANSASVILLE ; LEXINGTON ; MASSILLON ; MAUCH CHUNK ; MELVINDALE ; MILFORD ; NEW ROCHELLE ; NIAGARA FALLS ; PANAMA CITY ; PATAGONIA ; ARGENTINA ; RESIDENCE HALL ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES ; TOLD AT HONORS HOUSE ; AMERICAN HISTORY CLASS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Dance

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DANCE SONG

PUT YOUR LITTLE FOOT,
PUT YOUR LITTLE FOOT,
PUT YOUR LITTLE FOOT RIGHT OUT.

POINT YOUR LITLE TOE,
POINT YOUR LITTLE TOE,
POINT YOUR LITTLE TOE ABOUT.

NOW WE CLAP OUR HANDS,
NOW WE CLAP OUR HANDS,
NOW WE CLAP OUR HANDS SO HIGH. MM[
SEE US DO OUR DANCE,
COME AND JOIN OUR DANCE,
YOU CAN DO IT IF YOU TRY.

Submitter comment: THE ACTIONS ARE DONE AS VERSES INDICATE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Dance

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THE POLISH FOLK DANCE HAS DEVELOPED RHYTHMS AND ARRANGEMENTS
ALL ITS OWN. THE BEST KNOWN POLISH FOLK DANCES ARE THE
KNAKOWIAK, OBEREK, MAZEU, AND THE ZBOJNICKI (DANCE OF THE
HIGHLANDER BRIGANDS). ALL OF THEM COMBINE SENTIMENT WITH
SWASHBUCKLING VERVE, CHIVALRY WITH MERRIMENT, AND FANTASY
WITH VIGOR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Dance

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RUSSIAN DANCE

IT IS A COMMON RUSSIAN DANCE WHERE A PERSON DANCES IN THE
MIDDLE OF A CIRCLE COMPOSED OF CLAPPING RUSSIANS WHO ARE
SINGING TO MUSIC. WHEN THE PEOPLE STOP CLAPPING, THE MAN
IN THE MIDDLE MUST DRINK A GLASS OF VODKA.

Submitter comment: THIS DANCE WAS RELATED TO THE INFORMANT BY HIS FATHER,
WHO IS RUSSIAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Form Grouping Movement

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JEWISH DANCE--THE HORA

THE HORA IS A DANCE FROM ISRAEL WHICH IS REFERRED TO AS THE
"HARVEST DANCE." IT IS DANCED IN ISRAEL AT ALL HAPPENINGS.
HERE IN THE UNITED STATES, IT IS USUALLY DONE AT WEDDINGS,
BAR MITZVAHS, OR ANY HAPPY OCCASION.
ANY NUMBER OF PEOPLE JOIN HANDS IN A CIRCLE. DANCERS KICK ONE
FOOT AND THEN THE OTHER AS ALL TURN ABOUT IN A CIRCLE, WHILE
THEY DO THE DANCE AND SING THE SONG, HAVA NIGELLA.
HAVA NIGELLA:
RUN THRU THE VALLEY, RUN THRU THE CLOVER,
HARVEST IS OVER, DANCE, EVERYONE, DANCE.

DANCE WHERE THE CORN IS HIGH, UNDER A GOLDEN SKY,
DANCE WHERE THE WINE WAS BORN, DANCE, EVERYONE, DANCE.

WHIRL AND TURN ABOUT, LIFT UP YOUR HEAD AND SHOUT,
JOIN HANDS, SKIP ALONG, DANCE EVERYONE, DANCE.

Submitter comment: ORIGIN: PARENTS

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Form Grouping Movement

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THE LIMBO

TWO PEOPLE LOWER A POLE, WHILE YOU SLITHER UNDERNEATH,
BENDING YOUR KNEES AND LEANING FAR BACKWARDS. THIS
DANCE IS LIKE A GAME. YOU LOSE IF YOU TOUCH THE POLE
OR IF YOU FALL.

Where learned: TRINIDAD ; MICHIGAN ; Lansing

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Dance

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TINKLING DANCE

TWO PEOPLE HOLD TWO BAMBOO POLES CLOSE TO THE GROUND. THEY
CLACK THE POLES TOGETHER--CLICKETY-CLACK, CLICKETY-CLACK--
FASTER AND FASTER AS YOU HOP IN AND OUT BETWEEN THE POLES.
YOU HAVE TO KEEP TIME WITH THE CLICKETY-CLACK, OR THE POLES
WILL CATCH YOUR FEET.

Submitter comment: THIS DANCE IS FOUND IN THE PHILIPPINES

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Couple

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ROAD TO THE ISLE (ENGLISH)

THIS IS AN ENGLISH COUPLE DANCE.
1. PARTNERS ARE FOUND, AND THE GROUP STANDS IN A CIRCLE,
WITH EACH PERSON NEXT TO HIS PARTNER.
2. PARTNERS ASSUME A SKATER'S WALTZ POSITION.
3. START WITH THE LEFT HEEL OUT. BRING THE LEFT FOOT
BEHIND THE RIGHT. STEP TO THE SIDE WITH THE RIGHT. STE
FORWARD WITH THE LEFT FOOT.
4. NOW THE RIGHT HEEL GOES OUT, AND THE RIGHT FOOT GOES
BEHIND THE LEFT. STEP TO THE SIDE WITH THE LEFT AND FORWARD
WITH THE RIGHT.
5. HEEL-TOE WITH THE LEFT FOOT.
6. FROM POSITION 5, SLIDE-TOGETHER-SLIDE WITH THE LEFT FOOT
AND SLIDE-TOGETHER-SLIDE WITH THE RIGHT.
7. PIVOT, AND FACING THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION, SLIDE
TOGETHER-SLIDE WITH THE LEFT.
8. AGAIN PIVOT GOING IN THE ORIGINAL DIRECTION, AND
SLIDE-TOGETHER-SLIDE WITH THE RIGHT.
9. BEGIN AGAIN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; FOLK DANCE CLUB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Couple

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CSHEBOGAR (HUNGARIAN)

1. TAKE 8 SLIDE STEPS TO THE LEFT.
2. TAKE 8 SLIDE STEPS TO THE RIGHT.
3. SKIP 4 STEPS INTO THE CENTER OF THE CIRCLE.
4. SKIP 4 STEPS BACK TO THE CIRCLE'S EDGE.
5. PARTNERS HOOK ELBOWS AND WITH ARMS ABOVE THE HEAD,
DO THE HUNGARIAN TURN
6. PARTNERS FACE EACH OTHER, JOIN HANDS, AND TAKE 4 STEPS
INTO THE CENTER OF THE CIRCLE.
7. FOUR SLIDE STEPS BACK INTO PLACE.
8. TWO SLIDES INTO THE CENTER AND 2 BACK.
9. REPEAT THE TURN.
10. END THE DANCE WITH A SHOU!

Submitter comment: ORIGIN: FOLK DANCE CLUB

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Couple

Date learned: 07-08-1964

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SHOEMAKER'S DANCE

FORMATION: A DOUBLE CIRCLE FACING YOUR PARTNER
THIS DANCE IS DONE TO AN RCA VICTOR RECORD, NUMBER 6173.
FOLLOWING ARE THE MOTIONS:
1. WIND THREAD FORWARD THREE TIMES.
2. PULL OUTWARD TWICE AS IF PULLING THREAD.
3. CLAP THREE TIMES.
4. REPEAT
5. POUND FIST THREE TIMES (AS IF POUNDING A NAIL)
6. TURN SO YOU ARE STANDING BESIDE PARTNER.
7. EVERYONE JOINS HANDS AND TAKES SIXTEEN HIGH STEPS
TO THE RIGHT.

Submitter comment: CHILDREN LIKE THIS DANCE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Couple

Date learned: 07-08-1964

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LOTISTTOB (SWEDISH)

THE DANCE IS DONE WITH PARTNERS. THE PARTNERS FACE EACH
OTHER AND HOLD HANDS OUT STRAIGHT TO THE SIDE. THEY TAKE
FOUR LONG SLIDES IN ONE DIRECTION, AND THEN EIGHT SHORT SLIDES
IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION, BUT IN THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME.
THEY THEN TAKE STEP-TOGETHER-STEPS FOR THE SAME AMOUNT OF
TIME AS EACH GROUP OF SLIDES. NOW, REPEAT THE ENTIRE GROUP
OF STEPS.

Submitter comment: ORIGIN: FOLK DANCE CLUB

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: --

Date learned: 07-08-1964

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THE ARMENIAN DANCE AT FESTIVE OCCASIONS IS A CIRCLE DANCE.
MEN AND WOMEN FORM THE CIRCLE BY JOINING THE SMALL FINGERS.
THE DANCE CONSISTS OF POINTING FIRST ONE FOOT TOWARD THE
CENTER OF THE CIRCLE, THEN THE SAME WITH THE OTHER FOOT.
AFTER THIS, TWO STEPS ARE TAKEN SO THAT TH CIRCLE GROUP
IS GOING COUNTER-CLOCKWISE.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT HAS OBSERVED AND PARTICIPATED IN THIS DANCE.
THIS DANCE IS DONE AT ANY FESTIVE OCCASION TODAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Group

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ITALIAN FOLK DANCE--LABALLARELLA (THE LITTLE DANCE)

DANCE IS DONE TO A FAST AND RHYTHMIC ACCORDIAN MUSIC.
A LARGE CIRCLE OF DANCERS IS FORMED WHO JOIN HANDS AND
DANCE IN A MOVING CIRCLE, WHICH CHANGES DIRECTIONS AFTER
EVERY COMPLETE TURN OF THE CIRCLE, AND EVENTUALLY THE
CIRCLE WILL STOP AND TWO DANCERS WILL BREAK OFF THE
CIRCLE INTO THE MIDDLE AND DO A MORE ELABORATE DANCE
WHILE THOSE IN THE CIRCLE WILL CLAP THEIR HANDS, AND KICK
THEIR FEET TO THE MUSIC. DANCE ALSO CALLED THE "TARANTELLA."

Submitter comment: THIS IS THE AMERICANIZED VERSION OF THE ITALIAN DANCE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): TARANTELLA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Group

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TROIKA (RUSSIAN FOLK DANCE)

THE RECORD FOR THIS DANCE IS: KOSTYA POLIANSKY & ORCHESTRA
THE GROUP STANDS IN A CIRCLE IN LINES OF THREE WITH HANDS
JOINED. THE DANCE IS AS FOLLOWS:
1. TAKE FOUR QUICK LEAPS ON A DIAGONAL TO THE RIGHT.
2. TAKE FOUR QUICK LEAPS ON A DIAGONAL TO THE LEFT.
3. TAKE EIGHT RUNS FORWARD WHILE STILL IN CIRCLE FORMATION.
4. THE INNER TWO PEOPLE HOLD UP THEIR ARMS WHILE THE
OUTSIDE PERSON GOES IN FRONT OF THE MIDDLE PERSON AND
UNDER THE ARCH--BACK INTO PLACE (8 STEPS) WHILE THE OTHER
TWO FOLLOW THROUGH BY TURNING AROUND.
5. THE INNER PERSON THEN REPEATS NO. 4
6. THE THREE THEN FORM A CIRCLE AND GO TWELVE RUNNING STEPS
TO THE LEFT AND STAMP THREE TIMES.
7. REPEAT SAME CIRCLE FORMATION TO THE RIGHT.
8. NOW IN POSITION TO BEGIN AGAIN.

Submitter comment: ORIGIN: FOLK DANCE CLUB

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Group

Date learned: 07-08-1964

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DANISH DANCE OF GREETING

FORMATION: STAND BESIDE PARTNER AND FACE THE CENTER OF THE
CIRCLE.
1. TWO CLAPS AND BOW TO PARTNER.
2. TWO CLAPS AND BOW TO NEIGHBOR.
3. TWO STAMPS AND TURN AROUND IN PLACE.
4. REPEAT NO. 1 TO 3.
5. JOIN HANDS AND RUN 16 STEPS CLOCKWISE.
6. REVERSE DIRECTION AND RUN 16 STEPS

Submitter comment: RUNNING STEPS SHOULD BE HIGH
ORIGIN: FOLK DANCE CLUB

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Group

Date learned: 07-08-1964

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THE KINDER POLKA (GERMAN)

THE CHILDREN FORM AS COUPLES IN A SINGLE CIRCLE. THE COUPLES
FACE EACH OTHER AND JOIN BOTH HANDS--EXTENDING THEIR ARMS
OUTWARD. THEY TAKE TWO SLIDING STEPS INTO THE CIRCLE, STAMP
THREE TIMES, REVERSE DIRECTION, TAKING TWO SLIDING STEPS AND
THEN STAMPING THREE TIMES. FACING THEIR PARTNER, THEY EACH
SLAP THEIR OWN THIGHS, CLAP ONCE, SLAP EACH OTHERS HANDS
THREE TIMES. THEN, EXTENDING THE RIGHT FOOT FORWARD, THEY
REST THE RIGHT ELBOW IN THE LEFT HAND, SHAKE THEIR FINGER
THREE TIMES. THEY REPEAT THE SAME MOTIONS WITH THE LEFT
FOOT AND ARM. NEXT, THEY TURN AROUND IN PLACE, STAMP
THREE TIMES, AND REPEAT THE MOTIONS AGAIN.

Submitter comment: ORIGIN: FOLK DANCE CLUB

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Group

Date learned: 07-08-1964

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FATHERS JACK

WON'T BE MY FATHERS JACK,
WON'T BE MY MOTHERS JILL.
I'LL BE A FIDDLERS WIFE,
AND FIDDLE WHERE I WILL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Function Purpose Theme C430.360

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WHEN GREEKS DANCE, THEY JOIN HANDS WITH THEIR HANDKERCHIEFS,
TO SHOW THAT EVERYONE IS FRIENDS AND WELCOME IN EACH
OTHER'S HOMES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Function Purpose Theme

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WEDDING DANCE

THE GUEST(S) LINE UP AND ONE AT A TIME PLACE MONEY IN A LARGE BO; AND THEN DANCE A FEW STEPS WITH THE BRIDE. THEN THE

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S MOTHER TOLD HER THIS. THIS CUSTOM IS
PRACTICED AT ALL THE HUNGARIAN WEDDINGS THAT INFORMANT
HAS ATTENDED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Crucial moment of life Life cycle Crucial Moment in Life

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