Schuhplattler

The Schuhplattler is a traditional folk dance popular in the Alpine regions of Bavaria and Austria. It evolved from the Ländler. ==Origins== The origins of this social dance are found in an early courtship display (Balztanz). Such a dance was described in 1050 by a monk of Tegernsee Abbey in the knightly poem Ruodlieb, wherein similar postures an...
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Schuhplattler

(from the article `dance, Western`) ...from prehistoric dances, there may have been prehistoric work dances, war dances, and erotic couple and group dances as well. One couple dance ... ...leaps, kicks, and other acrobatic stunts to demonstrate vigour and virility. The halling is one of a number of European folk dances—among them t...
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