SFDH Logo (tiny)

The Society of Folk Dance Historians (SFDH)


Home | About | Encyclopedia |
| Publications | Members


Information: A dance.

Translated by: Tatiana Nikolova-Houston from Tantsova samodeynost, # -1961.

Translation: The name comes from the song it is danced to. The dance is seen from P. Mileva, 60 years-old, V. Dzhambazova, 65 years-old, and B. Gaydardzhiev, 70 years-old, local people.

Pronunciation: koo-koo-VEECH-kah-tah

Region: Bulgaria

Meter: 7/16

Rhythm: Counted as "raz," "dva," "tri."

Formation: Initial position of the feet – 6th position. Done for three bars.


Ljuš – "swing" (swing).
Svivka – "curl" (bend, as in bending the knee).


1-3 No action.
  Walk to the right with coming back and "Ljuš" (swing).
1 On "raz" and "dva," step with the R to the right; On "tri" the L come back to the R .
2 On "raz," step with the L to the left; On "dva" and "tri," the R is taken diagonally to the left and takes a position of low "Svivka" (curl).

Note: All the Easter horos in the village of Zidarovo are danced in a closed circle, moving to the right.


This page © 2018 by Ron Houston.
Please do not copy any part of this page without including this copyright notice.
Please do not copy small portions out of context.
Please do not copy large portions without permission from Ron Houston.