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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

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

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