The ancient origins of dance allow us to view it as the best way to get to know the history and culture of a place. Through the festivals it presents, EAFF provides you with unforgettable travels as well as the opportunity to immerse yourself in the traditions of your dream destinations, learning about the non-verbal musical form of communication that has the ability to reveal vast horizons.
Wear your dance shoes and come with us to get to know some of the folklore heritage of Venezuela, United Kingdom, Italy, Czech Republic, Hungary, the Balkan Peninsula, Inner Mongolia, India and China:

Joropo – Venezuelan-specific South American traditional folklore dance, close to the Spanish rhythms popular during colonization. Yoropo's roots are easily found in the flamenco - enthusiastic movements and twisting legs.

Square dance – Traditional dance with English origin, a dance for four couples arranged in square, with one couple on each side facing the middle of the square. The various square dance movements are based on the steps and figures used in traditional folk dances and social dances from many countries.

Tarantella – a group of various folk dances characterized by a fast tempo, usually in 3/8 and 6/8. The origin of his name is believed to be related to the diminutive name "tarantella" of the tarantula poisonous spider. According to legend, after a bite from a tarantula, dancing helped because the rapid rhythmic movements "eliminated" poisonous substances. For the first time in the 17th century, dance was called "therapeutic". Later, the tarantella from "healing" dance became into a dance symbolizing love and passion. Although the dance is important and characteristic of Naples, it is found in other Italian regions and is characterized by many different options - tammuriate (dance with drums), villanedda (variant from Calabria), Sicilian tarantella.

Polka – Vivid and fast Czech dance in 2/4 rhythm, which is today danced all over the. Polka is characterized by boastfulness, which can be emphasized more or less depending on the music.

Verbunkos – Hungarian dance which is a combination of Slavic, Italian and Austrian musical motifs. A typical example of a verbunkos is the so-called “Rákóczi March” - a dance performed by recruits enlisted in Francis II Rákóczi’s army.

Horo (circle dance) – Traditional folklore dance in the Balkans found in countries: Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Bulgaria and several other countries. Performers are arranged and danced in a circle, in a line or in other formations. The steps used in a horo dance are extremely diverse. It may vary between three and seven or eight steps forward and one to five or six steps back, depending on the specific type.

Andai dance – Traditional Inner Mongolian dance. People perform this dance to ask for blessings from the Gods, prevent disease, and keep away bad luck.

Bharatanatyam – Bharatanatyam is a solo Indian dance, extremely difficult to learn, taught mostly to girls and only recently to boys. The traditional Bharatanatyam performance follows a seven-part order of presentation. The movements of the body, face and eyes are encoded and express emotions. The stage space is organized according to the rules: the musicians and singers are on the left, and on the right is a statue of Shiva in the incarnation of Nataraha (God of dance). The show lasts from 2 to 3 hours.

Buyō – Traditional Japanese dance performed by geisha and kimono-dressed artists. Nihan Guyo dance is taught by teachers called Shisho.