How to dance traditional Albanian dances

By | April 9, 2021


Watch the video first. This gives you a general idea of ​​what to expect. Some Albanian dances are performed in a row that is in pairs.


Understand the concept. For women, traditional Albanian dance requires movement and delicacy in motion. For men, dancing was not only a form of entertainment but also a way to showcase their talents.


Listen to the beat. Generally, you put your foot on the ground when you hear the sound of the drums, if the melody has them.


Learn an easy one and two steps, traditionally in the central parts of the country like Tirana, Durresi, Elbasani etc. These steps require you to move your weight from one foot to the other quickly. Napoloni is a traditional dance of couples involving this movement of the feet.


Learn the Pogonishte steps (pronounced Pogonichte). In southern Albania, this is a very common dance, you can see it at weddings and other parties. It is danced in a group and requires you to go to the right with your right foot, place your left foot slightly behind the right and place your right foot next to the left behind. Then take a step to the right with your left foot and put your right foot slightly behind, follow with your left foot next to the right. Repeat the steps.


These two dances will be enough to impress any Albanian friend you may have.

If you have clicked on this, you are probably interested in learning Albanian dance or just curious about our culture. This article along with the video will help you become good as a built-in Albanian. One thing to realize is that the dance style is about the same throughout Eastern Europe, which includes Greece, Macedonia, Kosovo, Bulgaria, etc.