Friday, November 4, 2011


"Kalinka" is a super famous Russian folk song, as well as one of my favorite songs of all time. So great for dancing :D 6 or 7 years ago (oh God so long agoooooo) I did a traditional Russian dance with a couple of other Russian kids at my old school, including my brother (he wasn't very pleased xD). Aaahhhh, it was so much fun. I wasn't supposed to be able to do it. I was too young. But I was watching one of the practices, and there weren't enough girls or something? So the director pointed at me and this is what happened:

Director: You!
Me: Yes?
Director: You're Rupert's little sister, correct?
Me: Yes.
Director: So you're half Russian too! You wanna do this dance with us? We need another girl.
Me: Aren't I too young?
Director: Ah, that doesn't matter. Get up here!

So I went up there and learned a traditional Russian dance. Really fun, but really hard! I got to wear a cool outfit for the dance, though, so that's good.

Anyway, moral of the story, Russian folk music is awesome. I just recently found this song again after so many years and screamed when I heard it. Also totally in love with this awesome balalaika version of the song (a balalaika is a Russian instrument, shaped sort of like a guitar, as seen in the video picture)

I wanted to add a video of the dance we did, but I couldn't find one on Youtube that was similar. Apparently we did a very dumbed-down version of the dance lol.

The slow parts of this dance are sort of like what the girls did, but I still think ours was simpler.

That and there was only one other girl dancing besides me when we did it xD

Yes, I got to wear one of those awesome crown thingies on my head.

This dance here is most definitely NOT what we did, but it's totally amazing nonetheless.

So yeah.

1 comment:

  1. Cool! It's all complicated and fast and folksong-ish.

    *starts trying to immitate it, but failing miserably*