CDs and Cassettes!
- Balkan Dances 2000
- The CD that started it all. Includes the beautiful and
sweet "Seta" & "Iz banju ide" from Serbia, the dynamic "Tik"
from Greece – the pulsating "Troirou" from Thrace and many
- Balkan Dances 2004
– This CD saw the introduction of the immensely popular
Thracian "Podaraki" by Thymios Gogidis.
- Banat Tamburitza Orchestra*
( NEW RELEASE) 2-CD
set of the famous Banat Tamburitza Orchestra with
all original 31 kolos (click on "CDs" to see list) introduced to the
folk dance world by America's foremost and beloved kolo specialist and
Balkan dance teacher, Dick Crum. The driving force and inspiration of
this special project comes from John Filcich of Festival
Records. Each dance has been digitally re-mastered and
restored by Dennis Boxell.
- Bozicne Pesme
(Traditional Serbian Christmas songs)
- Christmas Carols in
Serbian (American carols sung in Serbian)
- Croatian Dances –
Beautiful and authentic Croatian dances presented by John Filcich.
- Croatian Folk Dances
– Village dances recorded in Croatia in 1963-4 by Dennis
- Dance Sоngs of
Macedonia - Featuring Radio Skopje recordings for the most
popular Macedonian dances.
- Dances of Northern Greece
– Pousteno, Dimitroula and Vasilarchontissa stand out on this
- Dances of Srem –
The "Branko Radicevic" ensemble presents 13 original choreographies
based on original folklore.
- Dances of Vojvodina
– Traditional dances presented by Nikola Krcadinac.
- Edessa (Voden) –
The unusual rhythms of Central Macedonia highlight this regional gem of
uniquely enjoyable dances from the heart of the Balkans.
- Folklore Dances of Bulgaria
- This is the CD version of the LP that
was pressed for my first national tour in 1961.
Kolo! – A collection of 20 dances that "teach through doing"
authentic Serbian styling and exuberance. In my dance groups
(performing or recreational), the foundation of every dancer was built
with these great dances.
- Istibanja – Songs
and dances from the village of Istibanja in Eastern Macedonia. The
village group "Kitka"
- Performs 20 songs and dances
from their region.
- Kad Zaigra Pusta Slavonija!*
(NEW RELEASE) The original 1970s' album on CD with extras.
Recorded in Slavonia, during the Christmas season, in 1963.
(NEW RELEASE) Sarieski, Ilieva, Gorgievska, Badev,
Selimova-Zelceski & others sing favorite traditional songs for
Pravo (Lesnoto) Oro.
- Licko kolo (Dances &
Songs of Lika) - Includes several versions of the famous Licko kolo.
- Macedonian Folk
Dances* (NEW RELEASE) 2-CD set of 40 dances
recorded in 1963-64 by Dennis Boxell in 1964.
- Macedonian Gajda -
Examples of Macedonian dances played on the gajda.
Pece - Traditional village songs accompanying the distilling of
- Narodna Kola* (NEW
RELEASE) All the traditional & favorite
kolos for a modern Serbian dance party.
- Najlepse pesme iz Srbije
– Some of the most beautiful, nationally known Serbian folk
songs – sung by the best singers of the country.
- Ресе Atanasovski #
1&2 (Double Album) – 47 dances played by Pece
& his band.
- Predrag Gojkovic Classics -
An outstanding selection of his best songs.
- Serb Country (revised)* (NEW
RELEASE) - Great dances from all over Serbia. Many new dances
never before released.
- Serbian Classics 1963 - 23
famous kolos played by the Dusan Radetic orchestra. Singing
by a small group of singers from "Kolo", the National Ensemble of
Serbia. Recorded at RTB (Radio Television Beograd),
supervised by Dennis Boxell.
- Serbian Dance Traditions
– The most hauntingly beautiful and aesthetic album of
Serbian dances you will ever experience.
- Serbian Folk Dances
– Features the famous "Chicken kolo", "Sestorka", and many
more - played by Alex Knezevich (accordionist). Other popular
dances include "Povoz" (Setnja variation) & "Iz Banju Ide".
Dances of Bulgaria – All the best Shope dances are here
including "Cetvorno Horo" which has no comparison.
- Skopje (Traditional dances
of the Skopje area recorded in 1964 by Dennis Boxell with the help of
- Slow Dancing in the Balkans*
(NEW RELEASE) An Anthology of some of my favorite dances
compiled from all of my CDs.
- Songs of Crna Gora (Serbian
edition, “Pesme i ora Crne Gore” ) - Singer:
- Starogradske Pesme
– 16 beloved songs of yesteryear by various artists.
- Serbian Village
Songs* (NEW RELEASE) 19 stunning, beautiful, authentic songs,
especially suited for performing..
in Northern Greece – 20 Old Time American & Polish
- Strolling through the
Balkans - Folklore Adventures best selling Balkan
anthology. From Serbia to Macedonia to Thrace there are
several good dances here.
- Tik & Dipat
– 17 dances featuring the greatest Tik and Dipat
artists. Lovers of Pontic dancing will be in 7th heaven.
International Dance & Music CDs
- Bavarian Mt. Music
– Authentic Bavarian & Tyrolean folk songs.
Original recordings by the Bavarian Government
- Beer Barrel Polka Party
- All the favorite old-time polkas plus five sing-along
- Zwiefache – Twenty
fun mathematical variations of this delightful Bavarian couple dance.
CDs in blue are
authentic, traditional folk dances. Most other CDs are of
performing groups that use authentic materials and employ traditional
dance steps or are for entertainment only.
YUGOSLAV FOLK DANCES (Jadran
Films- Zabreb 1948). Twenty dances filmed in color on location
throughout the former Yugoslavia. Performed by villagers in their own
villages, in original costumes doing their own regional dances.
Folklore Ensemble from Krusevac (10 Serbian suites).
2-disc set, (26 suites) Dragan Djordjevich recorded many of
these dances on his home TV in Beograd over a period of 10 years. Great
source material for choreographers and Serbian dance enthusiasts.
CENTRAL SERBIA –
52 traditional dances presented by six famous researchers. Narration in
Native dancers demonstrate 20 Serb and 20 Vlach traditional dances.
OF SREM –
13 suites, Choreographer: Milorad Lonic, Music Director: Ivan Sabo.
PUTNIK SEMINAR (2-disc
set), 29 dances presented in depth by the late Serbian master.Rare,
valuable and exciting footage from a genuinely great folk artist(
Recorded from copies of home video cameras. The film's quality is poor
at times but well worth the imperfections.)
- FMD KOLO –
12 professional Suites by an outstanding Serbian
Émigré group in Switzerland.
Natives demonstrating this challenging Vlach dance of East Serbia
– English instruction KAD LIPE CVETAJU –
Festival of Children’s Dance Groups, Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia
- KOLO PARTY SAC-2005 -
Dance Concert at Sacramento area Serbian Church directed by Dennis
- KOLONIJA ENSEMBLE –
Five beautiful choreographies Music for all suites on separate CD.
- NIS DANCE
Slavica Mihajlovic demonstrates with dancers of Abrasevic, Kragujevac.
Seventeen great dances.
- NOVI BEOGRAD –
Ensemble of the Polytechnic Academy of New Belgrade. 2-disc set, DVD
& CD Choreography and matching music for 14 suites.
- OPLENAC ENSEMBLE IN
from Topola, Serbia - 16 Serbian dance suites.
VILLAGE DANCES -
Dennis Boxell's 1985 footage of Serbian villagers dancing local dances.
DANCE SEMINAR –
Locals from 3 villages demonstrate 20 dances & give a dance
- SONJA MARINKOVIC –
1998 Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia (12 Serbian suites).
- STAROGRADSKE IGRE –
Ensemble Kolo demonstrates early 1900s ballroom dances at 19 famous
- TRIPKOVA SERBIAN
DANCE WORKSHOP (40
dances) Instructor: Vladica Tanasijevic.
Vlahovic 40th Anniversary Concert – 13 Croatian suites.
12 classical, all Croatian dance suites –1986 high quality,
Krizan from Osijek, Slavonia (renamed "Osijek 1962"). Concert
of 10 Croatian dance suites.
Dances (Part 1&2) by Dr. Ivan Ivancan and the dancers of
1956 – Filmed in black & white by Harold Ryan, Denver
Colorado. Superb dancing, featuring
Kolarovski as lead dancer.
Atanasovski demonstrates 56 Macedonian dances on 2 DVDs. Pece
is captured at his best on amateur video, filmed at various locations,
including his camp at Otesevo, Macedonia.
AUSTRIAN & BAVARIAN FOLK DANCES - Recorded from amateur
video copies. Valuable & village footage as
well as demonstrations by preservation dance clubs. Available in
VECE – a skit, a song, a
dance. Filmed in Canada
SLAVA (Humorous Serbian full length
movie) - Vranje late 1800s. Singing & Dancing in folk
Serbian with English sub-titles or Serbian only.
RUSSIAN DANCE COMPANY – 2-disc
set. Filmed in 1980 & 1994. Incredible dancing.
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