Čačak, Чачак – Serbia, Expanded

Čačak is a major regional city in central Serbia. It’s uncertain whether the dance was named after the town or vice versa. What is certain is that Čačak is one of the most popular dances among Serbians, both at home and among the diaspora, also in Bulgaria.

Most Serbs today dance a 10-measure (20 step) sequence, but there are other versions (below).

10-Measure Čačak

Crevna Jabuka, Sava celebration

Here’s the 10-measure pattern being taught in Bulgaria (Čačak Horo). Note the side-crosses at the beginning are crossed in front.

A demonstration of regional varieties – here’s Niš.
Pčinja
Pčinja, in red.
Leskovac, in red.
Babušnica, south Serbia
Babušnica, in red.
In nearby Bulgaria
A wedding in Gornje Kusce, Kosovo
These guys cover a lot of territory!
Loznica
Loznica (red area)
Ekrem & Erşan are (presumably Moslem) Macedonians living in Turkey, who usually post Macedonian dances. This starts slowly, but after about a minute they boot the tempo.
Cacak

12-Measure Čačak

A 12-measure Čačak, which some commenters on this YouTube claim is a Vlaško Kolo.
Somewhere in the USA
Houston
Merrillville Indiana. Wild and crazy guys!
Some fast footwork here! In lieu of step-crosses when going sideways, these guys are doing hop-step-steps.

8-Measure Čačak

This appears to be somewhere in the USA.

16-Measure Čačak

4 Measures added to the end. Calgary, Canada, 2010.

COMMENTS:

John Uhlemann wrote: “Čačak – there are other 10-measure variants of this that are often referred to by the tune name. Bela Rada is one such.”

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