Hopak (Ukrainian: Гопак, also referred to as Gopak after the Russian transliteration) is a Ukrainian folk dance. It is performed by amateurs, professional Ukrainian dance ensembles as well as other performers of folk dances.
in 2/4 time and the corresponding musical style.
The dance is performed mainly by men and includes much high-energy moves: jumps (hence the name), squat-kicks, whirling, and acrobatics. In scenic versions the overall composition usually includes parts of group dance and of solo show-offs (jamming).