The Berezka Ensemble is a dance troupe from Russia that performs a one-of-a-kind folk dance that is absolutely mesmerizing. The Berezka dance originated in 1948 and has been captivating audiences ever since. When you watch this performance you’ll know why!
The dancers use a technique called “sliding steps” (or “floating steps”) because the dancers appear to float above the floor. Apparently, the women are sworn to secrecy about the exact technique used, but other dancers believe that the illusion is created by tiny gliding steps and the special hooped skirts the dancers wear. The tiny movements combined with the long skirts give the illusion that the dancers are gliding. Regardless of how it’s done, it’s very interesting to watch!