Dance: The Kolo
A fundamental part of Croatian traditional folklore, regardless of the ethnographic region, is the kolo. Some variation of kolo is danced in almost every part of Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina and is almost considered a synonym for dance.
Performers generally dance in circular formations. Performers can be solo in the circle, in couples, or divided up between smaller circles. The footwork and dance steps vary from region to region, however, there are common steps such as the polka that are used throughout Croatia.
Another major theme is storytelling. Be it a daughter singing to her mother about the cold winter in Međimurje, or a young couple getting married in Podravina, Croatian folklore evokes timeless themes of love, community and the landscape.
Croatoan collaborates yearly with numerous choreographers to supplement, enrich and develop the knowledge and skills of our many dedicated teachers—ensuring that what we teach is authentic.