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Romani dance

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Romani dance in Slovenia

This is a list of dances of the Romani people.

Among the many styles of Gypsy dance, the most famous is the flamenco dance, the traditional dance from Andalusia in Southern Spain. Other Romani dance styles are Ghawazee (Egyptian Gypsies), Rom (Eastern European Gypsies) and Tsjengui (Turkish Gypsies). The Turkish Roma crossed Turkey through the northern Black Sea region (Kara Deniz) and moved on to Trakya, passing Istanbul. In Sulukule in Istanbul, the district is still famous for its Romani dances.[1]

Asia Minor & Turkey[edit]

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[edit]

  • Čoček, a dance originating from Ottoman military bands that was later adopted by Roma in the Balkans

Cale Gitanos & Flamenco (Spain)[edit]

Egypt & Ghawazi[edit]

Russia & Ruska Roma[edit]

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[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Heald Phd, Bruce D. (27 November 2012). Gypsies of the White Mountains: History of a Nomadic Culture. Arcadia. ISBN 978-1-61423-804-1.
  2. ^ Egypt: Third Edition. p. 101.