Cadâneasca (L*)- Romania

*a Living dance is a 1st Generation dance that is still performed in the country of origin (or immigrant communities) as part of a social event like a wedding where others can participate (not for an audience) by people who learned the dance informally (from friends and relatives by observation and imitation, not in a classroom situation). For more information, click here and here.m situation).

Cadâneasca  (kah-din-YAHSS-kah)  is another Dobrogea dance, this one in 9/16 – Q,Q,Q,S, 1,2,1,2,1,2,1,2,3,  The name derives from the Turkish Kadin, meaning “woman”.  It’s considered by Romanian dance scholars to be a variant of Schioapa, with its 9/8 Q,Q,Q,S, rhythm.  (see

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