Tale of Tsar Saltan Suite, Op. 57: III. The three wonders
The lad’s dance is found in Romanian communities (Fecioreşte) and the Hungarian communities (Legényes). These most highly evolved group dances are found in Transylvania. In central Transylvania many villages are mixed ethnicity and music and dance is shared.
These dances share elements with the parallel development of Hungarian lad’s dances, in particular the incorporation of leg slaps and regulation to the musical phrasing which is inherited from the Verbunc dances of the Austrian Empire.
The dance is found in both group and solo forms;
There is a range of Fecioreşte dances, resulting from regional separation and the addition of different elements. The following list is an approximate summary;