Cadâneasca – Romania

Cadaneasca  (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 Schioapa under DANCE>3a – LIVING DANCES.)

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