TYPES OF DANCES IN THE EASTERN DANCING AREA OF MACEDONIA
The subject of this paper is the most common types of dances in the eastern region of Macedonia. This region abounds with a diverse repertoire of folk dances that have been practiced in the past, and some of them are performed today. In order to identify a dance, it is important to have a good knowledge of its dance pattern. The knowledge of the dance pattern helps us to realize many different elements of the dance: the rhythmic pattern of the steps, the starting position, the direction of movement, the shape of the game etc.