History Main / ThatRussianSquatDance

25th Dec '17 12:32:36 PM Cieloazul
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This trope's name is one of those cases of mislabeling by foreigners. For instance, its origin is actually Ukrainian and not Russian, and it's not commonly called "Cossack Dance" or some derivate; while it does receive occasionally the names of ''Kazotsky'' or ''Kazatsky'', which mean just that, the true name of this stage dance is ''Hopak''. Similarly, it get sometimes referred as the ''Kazachok'' or ''Kozachok'' ("Little Cossack"), but this is a completely different folk dance that also comes from Ukraine.

The squat-and-kick move is properly called ''prisyadka'' (knee-bending) and is just one part of the ''Hopak'' dance, but [[PopCulturalOsmosis it's the only part known to most non-Russians]]. It's one of the more difficult parts of the dance, requiring good balance and substantial leg muscle strength, but of course MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong. In fact, there is an entire martial art based on Hopak dancing called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combat_Hopak Combat Hopak]].

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This trope's name is one of those cases of mislabeling by foreigners. For instance, its origin is actually Ukrainian and not Russian, and it's not commonly called "Cossack Dance" or some derivate; while it does receive occasionally the names of ''Kazotsky'' or ''Kazatsky'', which mean just that, the true name of this stage dance is ''Hopak''.''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopak Hopak]]''. Similarly, it get sometimes referred as the ''Kazachok'' or ''Kozachok'' ("Little Cossack"), but this is a completely different folk dance that also comes from Ukraine.

The squat-and-kick move is properly called ''prisyadka'' (knee-bending) and is just one part of the ''Hopak'' dance, but [[PopCulturalOsmosis it's the only part known to most non-Russians]]. non-Russians]] due to its inherently funny looks and need for athleticism in order to accomplish. It's indeed one of the more difficult parts of the dance, requiring good balance and substantial leg muscle strength, but of course MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong. In fact, there is an entire martial art based on Hopak dancing called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combat_Hopak Combat Hopak]].
25th Dec '17 12:28:58 PM Cieloazul
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You know the one the dancers squat down with arms folded and kick. If a HuskyRusskie is celebrating a victory for GloriousMotherRussia, he is 90% likely to be doing this dance.

It's commonly known as the Cossack Dance, but this is one of those cases of mislabeling by foreigners. In Ukraine, "Cossack Dance" or ''Kazatsky'', is another name for the Ukrainian ''Hopak'' stage dance. The squat-and-kick move is properly called ''prisyadka'' (knee-bending) and is just one part of the dance, but [[PopCulturalOsmosis it's the only part known to most non-Russians]]. It's one of the more difficult parts of the dance, requiring good balance and substantial leg muscle strength, but of course MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong.

''Kazachok'' is a Ukrainian folk dance sometimes confused with it. If this is not enough, Norwegians pride themselves by stating that Russian folklore actually learned this from ''them''! The "squat" is essential in the Norwegian male dance [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsSgANUfnQQ ''halling'']].

Fun fact: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combat_Hopak There is a martial art based on Hopak dancing]].

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You know the one the dancers squat down with their arms folded and kick.kick high alternating both legs, sometimes intercalating more squats up and down between flurries of kicks. If a HuskyRusskie is celebrating a victory for GloriousMotherRussia, he is 90% likely to be doing this dance.

It's commonly known as the Cossack Dance, but this This trope's name is one of those cases of mislabeling by foreigners. In Ukraine, For instance, its origin is actually Ukrainian and not Russian, and it's not commonly called "Cossack Dance" or some derivate; while it does receive occasionally the names of ''Kazotsky'' or ''Kazatsky'', is another which mean just that, the true name for the Ukrainian ''Hopak'' of this stage dance. dance is ''Hopak''. Similarly, it get sometimes referred as the ''Kazachok'' or ''Kozachok'' ("Little Cossack"), but this is a completely different folk dance that also comes from Ukraine.

The squat-and-kick move is properly called ''prisyadka'' (knee-bending) and is just one part of the ''Hopak'' dance, but [[PopCulturalOsmosis it's the only part known to most non-Russians]]. It's one of the more difficult parts of the dance, requiring good balance and substantial leg muscle strength, but of course MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong.

''Kazachok''
MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong. In fact, there is a Ukrainian folk dance sometimes confused with it. If this is not enough, Norwegians pride themselves by stating that Russian folklore actually learned this from ''them''! The "squat" is essential in the Norwegian male dance [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsSgANUfnQQ ''halling'']].

Fun fact:
an entire martial art based on Hopak dancing called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combat_Hopak There Combat Hopak]].

Despite what
is a martial art based on Hopak dancing]].
stated above about its origins, ''Norwegians'' pride themselves by stating that Russian folklore actually learned this from them. The "squat" is essential in the Norwegian male dance [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsSgANUfnQQ ''halling'']].
13th Dec '17 5:12:38 PM Malady
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24th Nov '17 6:03:27 PM Kadorhal
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* The ColdOpening to the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' episode "Powerless" featured a battle between the "Batmen of All Nations" and the "Jokers of All Nations". One of the Jokers in question was a Cossack Joker, so of course his contribution to the fight was kicking at one of the Batmen in this manner.



--> Moscow, Moscow, throw your glasses at the wall, and good fortune to us all, ho-ho-ho-ho-ho, hey!
--> Moscow, Moscow, join us for a kazachok, we'll go dancing round the clock, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha, hey!
--> Moscow, Moscow, drinking vodka all night long, keeps you happy, makes you strong, ho-ho-ho-ho-ho, hey!
--> Moscow, Moscow, come and have a drink and then, you will never leave again, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! Hey!

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--> Moscow, Moscow, throw your glasses at the wall, and good fortune to us all, ho-ho-ho-ho-ho, hey!
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hey!\\
Moscow, Moscow, join us for a kazachok, we'll go dancing round the clock, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha, hey!
-->
hey!\\
Moscow, Moscow, drinking vodka all night long, keeps you happy, makes you strong, ho-ho-ho-ho-ho, hey!
-->
hey!\\
Moscow, Moscow, come and have a drink and then, you will never leave again, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! Hey!
21st Nov '17 10:29:58 AM Ulathon1
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Added DiffLines:

--->--Rocking Son: ''Moscow''
17th Nov '17 11:14:42 AM Ulathon1
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Added DiffLines:

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--> Moscow, Moscow, throw your glasses at the wall, and good fortune to us all, ho-ho-ho-ho-ho, hey!
--> Moscow, Moscow, join us for a kazachok, we'll go dancing round the clock, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha, hey!
--> Moscow, Moscow, drinking vodka all night long, keeps you happy, makes you strong, ho-ho-ho-ho-ho, hey!
--> Moscow, Moscow, come and have a drink and then, you will never leave again, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! Hey!
9th Nov '17 10:10:26 AM fruitstripegum
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** The short ''[[WesternAnimation/CensoredEleven Tin Pan Alley Cats]]'' has a scene of UsefulNotes/JosefStalin kicking UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's butt doing the dance, with Hitler replacing "Hey!" with "Heil!".

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** The short ''[[WesternAnimation/CensoredEleven Tin Pan Alley Cats]]'' ''WesternAnimation/TinPanAlleyCats'' has a scene of UsefulNotes/JosefStalin kicking UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's butt doing the dance, with Hitler replacing "Hey!" with "Heil!".
8th Nov '17 6:00:16 AM UchuuFlamenco
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* Unpatched copies and the shareware demo of ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D'' allow Duke to use both [[QuickMelee the off hand "Mighty Foot" (kick with left foot)]] and EmergencyWeapon kick (kick with right foot) [[GoodBadBugs at the same time]]. Fans tend to see it as Duke either doing this trope, or imitating [[MortalKombat Liu Kang]].

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* Unpatched copies and the shareware demo of ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D'' allow Duke to use both [[QuickMelee the off hand "Mighty Foot" (kick with left foot)]] and EmergencyWeapon kick (kick with right foot) [[GoodBadBugs at the same time]]. Fans tend to see it as Duke either doing this trope, or imitating [[MortalKombat [[Franchise/MortalKombat Liu Kang]].
26th Oct '17 5:27:39 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* The Mamushka in ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' is one of these. The fact that Gordon is able to dance it is one of the tip-offs that [[spoiler:he is really Fester Addams]].

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* The Mamushka in ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' is one of these. The fact that Gordon is able to dance it is one of the tip-offs that [[spoiler:he is really Fester Addams]].Addams (albeit with amnesia until almost the end of the movie), rather than a BodyDouble taking his place.]].
22nd Sep '17 8:39:29 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheMysteriousLady'': Performed, presumably by peasant entertainers, at the fancy ball thrown for Tania, in pre-UsefulNotes/WorldWarI Russian Poland.
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