Story: Dalmatians

Kola dancing (3rd of 3)

Kola dancing

Kola dancing, performed here at Henderson’s inaugural Tarara Day in 1999, is one of the most visible parts of Dalmatian culture. It is a form of circle dance in which dancers hold hands or waists and spin around to the music of the tamburica orchestra. Kola was often performed in Northland during the 1960s and 1970s.

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Private collection, Senka Bozic

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Carl Walrond, 'Dalmatians - Dalmatian culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/3554/kola-dancing (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015