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Czech composer Bedřich Smetana

Skočná is a rapid Slavic folk-dance, normally in 2
metre. Czech composers Antonín Dvořák and Bedřich Smetana used this dance, the latter in the third act of The Bartered Bride where it is danced by a circus troup and is often known as the Dance of the Comedians.[1] Dvořák's 5th, 7th and 11th Slavonic Dances are in the form of the skočná.[2]


  1. ^ Tyrrell, John. "The Bartered Bride (Prodaná nevěsta)". Grove Music Online, ed. Laura Macy. Retrieved 10 June 2009.  (subscription required)
  2. ^ "skočná". The Free Dictionary. Retrieved 3 July 2009.