KURPIE – Fafur

Fafur (Fah-foor) is unique to the Green Kurpie Region of Poland located in the East Central part of Poland. The dance is so named due to the long ribbon tied in a bow that adorns the woman’s head piece. The steps are light and happy representing this fafur flying behind the woman as she dances. Although usually done in couples, the dance can be adapted for individual dancers and the basic step is simple enough for children to execute. The various holds and the ability to move multi-directional can make this a challenging and interesting dance to execute.