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Folk Dances of Austria, Vol. 3: Traditional Schuhplattler Dances

Folk Dances of Austria, Vol. 3: Traditional Schuhplattler Dances

The schuhplattler dance originated in the alpine regions of Austria as a courtship display, when men would perform elaborate leaps and hip movements to impress unmarried women. Some dances now are co-ed, but males still slap their knees and feet. Stu and Ronnie Lipner, who compiled Folk Dances of Austria, Vol. 3, write: “So whether you be a Dancer, or Teacher, slap yourself silly if necessary, practice until your hands and feet hurt, let yourselves go, and have one grand ball in doing it.” Liner notes include intricate measure-by-measure dance instructions for every song.

Click here to preview Folk Dances of Austria, Vol. 1, or here for Folk Dances of Austria, Vol. 2.

Track Listing

101
Reit im Winkel Karl Zaruba 2:38
102
Heidauer Schuhplattler Karl Zaruba 2:37
103
Enzianer Schuhplattler Karl Zaruba 3:00
104
Edelwaiser Karl Zaruba 2:59
201
Watschenplattler Karl Zaruba 3:58
202
Blumbachtaler Schuhplattler Karl Zaruba 2:45
203
Steffel von Talgau Schuhplattler Karl Zaruba 2:47
204
Dachuer Schuhplattler Karl Zaruba 2:47
205
Trauntaler Schuhplattler Karl Zaruba 2:51

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