One of The Most Beautiful Yet Tough Dances – The Polish Mazourka

Dancing is loved all over the world. It is one of the most fun ways to get into shape, and it can do wonders for a person’s body. Dance can make a person slimmer, it can help them gain muscle, and it can also increase a person’s flexibility as well as their balancing abilities. There are different forms of dance; they are each unique and can change the learner’s body, depending on the techniques they use and the enthusiasm in which they practice the moves. However a down side to these dances are that they require skill, and dedication for a person to be able to complete them. One of such dances that are known to be particularly tough is none other than the Polish Mazourka.

Polish Mazourka
Polish Mazourka

The History Behind The Polish Mazourka

Originating in the sixteen century, the golden age for Poland, the Polish Mazourka is known to be one of the most challenging dances to complete, though it is beautiful. It was first introduced in Marzovie. Marzovie is in Poland and is located near Warsaw. The Polish Mazourka became Poland’s national dance during this time and was initially called the “Holupca or Holubiec”, which was another word for the brass metal heels worn while dancing during that time.

Polish Mazourka

The Polish Mazourka never actually gained any attention for a long time, this was because it was a particularly tricky dance to learn, and it was also very artistic. The dance was considered to be exclusive and was practiced as a classical dance. The dance itself consisted of a large number of figures and steps. However, the decision to remove some of the moves was made, and only some of the more simple and basic movements are left behind. The Polish Mazourka is also said to be an interpreted dance. This means that even if you learn the basic moves to the dance, it is the way you add your own style to it that matters. The dance is about inventing your own steps as it would not be ideal for copying others’ work and dance moves.

Melancholy Mazourka

Mazourka
Mazourka

Similar to the Polish Mazourka, the Melancholy Mazourka is said to be the most beautiful of dances to exists, especially if it is executed perfectly without any error. It was called the “Queen of Social Dances”. This was because of the aspects in which that the dance is done. The dance itself is known to display gracefulness, and elegance in abundance. Alongside the careful and slows steps, the overall atmosphere generated by this passionate dance is more aristocratic and royal-like. The men in this dance do not have to particularly over-exert themselves, as they usually do in the majority of dances, instead, he stands tall, and his posture is natural. The women, however, when doing this, dance perform the highest of graces and elegance as they sweep sideways through the moves of the dance. The melancholy Mazourka is most similar to the waltz, due to its classicality as well as its graceful steps. However, the Mazourka is less passionate than the waltz and focuses more on the grace and elegance displayed by the dancers.



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