*2nd Generation dance. A dance that developed and was disseminated in a non-traditional way. 2G dances are specific – have a fixed format designed to correspond with the arrangement of a particular recording., whereas 1G dances are generic – have a shorter sequence that works with live music – where many different songs are played and arrangements vary according to the tastes of musicians and dancers. For more on the differences between 1st & 2nd G dances click here.
RACA (RAH-tsah) means “duck” in Serbo-Croatian, and it seems this dance may be in imitation of a duck. I’ve never seen a You Tube of Serbians dancing this choreography, and it seems no one knows how it got in the IFD repertoire. Whatever, its fun! The steps are simple to understand, but you really have to concentrate to pull it off successfully, as the music doesn’t give many clues, it just gets faster. This is more like a game than a dance, maybe a drinking game at that. The dancers below have the right footwork, but I was taught that you squat a little while dancing – looks more like a duck!