ALUNELUL

| “ah-loo-NEH-lool” | Grades 3 - 6

Dance in lines

OR

Dance in a circle
while holding hands
Dance Origins
Alunelul translated to english
means “my little hazelnut” and
originates from Romania.
Alunelul comes from the ancient
STEPS
chain dances that was associated Part A -
with religious rituals/celebrations. 1. “step behind step behind step touch touch” - RIGHT
Chain dances continued
throughout the Middle Ages
2 ”step behind step behind step touch touch” - LEFT
despite the newer dance 3 ”step behind step behind step touch touch” - RIGHT
traditions developing in the west.
Alunelul was one of few, if not the 4 ”step behind step behind step touch touch” - LEFT
only chain dance that continued
Part B-
to spread and develop. Alunelul
eventually spread worldwide 1. “Step behind step touch” - RIGHT

2 “Step behind step touch” -LEFT
Traditional Wear
The Alunelul dance has a 3 “Step behind step touch” - RIGHT
traditional wear. Men wear 4 “Step behind step touch” - LEFT
colourful high-necked tunics with
sashes around the waist, full Part C-
trousers and tall black boots. 1. “Step touch step touch step touch touch” - RIGHT
Women wear dresses that are
fitted at the waist and often have
2 “Step touch step touch step touch touch” - LEFT
an embroidered vest over top.

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