I found various versions of Rumelja as a folk dance – from slow and meditative (and easy) to pretty quick and perhaps more challenging.

Here are a few I found. Likely in sacred circle dance, it’s the slower ones we typically dance. Which do you like best? Which have you danced?

The lyrics seem somewhat questionable. You can read the English translation here:

This one seems to have making a turn an individual option.


Rumelaj, Romani (gypsy) folk dance from Macedonia.

Presented by the Dunav folk dancers

Oh, my! Improvvisazione di danza American Tribal Style® di Tengri Tribe a villa Pamphili, Rome, Italy. Equinozio d’Autunno al PPD 2012
Direzione di Erika dell’ Acqua. ATS is American Tribal Style/Stars

And then I found myself down the Rabbit Hole once again…

Hallowe’en/Samhain Dance at Ishtar Gala.

Music: “Immortal Egypt” by Phil Thornton & Hossam Ramzy

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