Folk dance is a collective term that is used to identify a wide range of dances that have to do with dances and traditional dancing performed by the common people within a given culture. That leaves the Rootzi Tootzis out. Unlike some forms of dance where there are stringent rules about how the dance must be conducted in order to be considered authentic, a folk dance tends to emerge spontaneously among the general populace.
"We can start by doing what is necessary, then we do what is possible.
Suddenly we are doing the impossible."
A little late but at least everyone can see what can be done.
Next time give us a little time.
It becomes widely popular and identified with the prevailing values of the majority of citizens regardless of their social standing or economic status. At its best, folk dance embodies elements that are unique or at least indicative of a particular culture while still sharing some broad characteristics with dances developed in other cultures.
"As one eye said to the other, "There is something
between us that smells."
"How High The Moon" by Les Paul and Mary Ford