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UKRAINIAN FOLK DANCE

THE TRADITIONAL FOLK DANCE FOR UKRAINIANS VARIES WITH
THE AREA FROM WHICH YOUR ANCESTORS CAME. MOST FOLK DANCES
ARE DONE IN CIRCULAR PATTERNS AND LINES. THE MUSIC IS 2/4
TIME AND GIVES INSIGHT TO THE LIFE STYLE. SOME DANCES ARE
PERFORMED BY GIRLS ONLY WHILE OTHERS ARE FOR BOYS. ONE OF
THE MOST POPULAR DANCES, THE HOPAK, IS PERFORMED BY HIGH
JUMPS AND LOW BENDS AND SOMETIMES WITH SWORDS. MOST THEMES
ARE ROMANTIC OR MILITARISTIC AND PERFORMED IN FULL COLOR
COSTUMES.

Submitter comment: MANY PARISHES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
CONTINUE TO MAKE UKRAINIAN DANCE CLASSES AVAILABLE TO THEIR
PARISHONERS.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; ROCHESTER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Form Grouping Movement
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dancing

Date learned: 00001950S

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A CHALDEAN CUSTOM

WHEN THE BRIDE AND GROOM DANCE TOGETHER AT THEIR WEDDING RECEPTION,
IT IS A CHALDEAN CUSTOM FOR THEIR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES TO THROW
MONEY AT THEM DURING THE DANCE.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dancing

Date learned: 00001960S

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AT A POLISH WEDDING RECEPTION, THE BRIDE WEARS HEAVY
ARMY BOOTS FOR THE FIRST DANCE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dancing

Date learned: 03-00-1970

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AT A POLISH WEDDING, THE BRIDE SLIPS OFF HER SHOES
AND WEARS BIG ARMY BOOTS AND DANCES. HER SISTER
WORE THESE ARMY BOOTS FOR ABOUT AN HOUR WHILE
DANCING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dancing

Date learned: 03-00-1970

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AT ITALIAN WEDDING RECEPTIONS, A TRADITIONAL DANCE,
KNOWN AS THE TARANTELLA, IS OFTEN PERFORMED. IT
CONSISTS OF THE WEDDING GUESTS FORMING A CIRCLE AROUND
THE BRIDE AND GROOM AND SWINING TO THE LEFT HALF A
STEP AND THEN BACK TO THE RIGHT HALF A STEP. THE
BRIDE THEN LEAVES THE CIRCLE TO TAKE A NEW PARTNER,
AND THE GROOM DOES THE SAME. THE TWO NEW COUPLES THEN
BREAK TO FIND NEW PARTNERS, AND EVENTUALLY ALL THE
GUESTS ARE DANCING.
THE NAME OF THE DANCE, TRANSLATED AS TARANTULA, IS
APPARENTLY DERIVED FROM THE SIMILARITY BETWEEN THE
SPREADING-OUT EFFECT OF THE DANCE AND THE SPIDERY
LOOK OF THE TARANTULA.

Submitter comment: MY INFORMANT IS OF ITALIAN EXTRACTION AND ADDS THAT
THE DANCE HAS BEEN POPULAR WITH SOUTHERN ITALIANS
SINCE THE 15TH CENTURY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dancing

Date learned: 12-00-1963

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AT A POLISH WEDDING, THE BEST MAN WOULD DANCE WITH THE
BRIDE AND PUT A PRICE ON HER. THE PRICE COULD BE A
GIFT OR A SUM OF MONEY (SOMETHING WITHIN REASON) AND
THE GROOM WOULD THEN HAVE TO BUY HIS BRIDE BACK BY
GETTING WHAT THE BEST MAN WANTED.

Submitter comment: MY GRANDFATHER WAS WED DURING PROHIBITION AND THE BEST
MAN WANTED A BOTTLE OF WHISKEY. SO AT ONE O'CLOCK
IN THE MORNING, HE HAD TO GO TO A BOOTLEGGER AND GET
A FIFTH OF WHISKEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TAYLOR

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dancing

Date learned: 11-27-1967

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AT A POLISH WEDDING THE MEN WOULD DANCE WITH THE BRIDE
STARTING WITH THE BEST MAN, THEN THE USHERS, AND THEN
THOSE IN ATTENDANCE. THE PURPOSE WAS TO GET MONEY FOR
THE COUPLE, SINCE THEY DIDN'T RECEIVE MONEY IN
ENVELOPES AS THEY DO NOW. THE EVENT WENT AS FOLLOWS:
A PLATE WAS PLACED ON A TABLE AND THE BRIDE AND HER
PARTNER DANCED AROUND THE TABLE. WHEN THE MUSIC
STOPPED, THE PARTNER HAD TO TAKE OUT A SILVER DOLLAR
AND THROW IT AT THE PLATE, TRYING TO BREAK IT. IF HE
DID, HE COULD CONTINUE DANCING OR LET THE NEXT IN LINE
DANCE WITH THE BRIDE. IF HE DIDN'T BREAK THE PLATE,
HE WOULD CONTINUE DANCING, THROWING MONEY EVERY TIME
THE MUSIC STOPPED, UNTIL HE BROKE THE PLATE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TAYLOR

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dancing

Date learned: 11-27-1967

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MARRIAGE CUSTOM:

DANCING WITH THE BRIDE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dancing

Date learned: 10-04-1968

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IT HAS BECOME A MODERN GERMAN CUSTOM IN CERTAIN
VILLAGES THAT BRIDE AND GROOM SHOULD NOT DANCE
TOGETHER AT THEIR OWN WEDDING.

Where learned: CORRESPONDENCE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dancing

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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AT A POLISH WEDDING RECEPTION, DURING THE WEDDING
PARTY DANCE, EACH OF THE BRIDESMAIDS TAKES A TURN AT
WEARING THE BRIDE'S VEIL. THEY DO THIS AS A SIGN
THAT THE BRIDESMAIDS WILL BE MARRIED SHORTLY.

Submitter comment: THIS IS SOMETHING LIKE THE AMERICAN CUSTOM OF
THROWING THE BOUQUET.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dancing

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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