CIESZYN – Czardasz Slaski

Czardasz ?l?ski (CHAHR-dahsh SHLON-skee), or Silesian Czardas, is a dance from the region of Cieszyn (CHYEH-shihn). Taking its influence form the Hungarian czardas it consists of 3 distinct melodies with varying tempos. Various forms of the czardas are also found in several other southern regions of Poland like Spisz (speesh) and Orawa (oh-RAH-vah). The locals of each of these regions adapted the dance to their liking and the results are an interesting blend of the two cultures. The czardasz from Cieszyn is no exception with its slow tempos and fancy footwork to the quick and lively polka sections.<ahref=””><ahref=””>