A dancer from Maljarka, a Romani dance ensemble in Estonia, performing during a festival.
A dancer from Maljarka, a Romani dance ensemble in Estonia, performing during a festival.

This is a list of dances of the Romani people.

Asia Minor & Turkey

Roman Havasi: It is a type of mainly Turkish folkloric dance from where has been adapted from, with the main base and elements of Byzantine music.

Balkans, Hungary, and Romania

Cale Gitanos & Flamenco (Spain)

Egypt & Ghavazee

Russia & Ruska Roma

Russian Romani dance is characterized by gradual speed-up of music and movements. Female dance includes wide hand waves with the skirt and shoulder shakes. Male dance traditionally includes complex tap dance and patting knees, shoulders, and hips.

Related groups

Groups of the Middle East and India also known as gypsies:

See also

References