• Tsvetanka Kostadinova Kolovska Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts „Asen Diamangiev“– Plovdiv


dance folklore, pedagogical practice, music training


The problem of the national appearance of the music education system in Bulgaria is among the permanently topical and discussed ones.
Among the leading factors that determine the Bulgarian appearance of the system of music education and training in pre-school and school education are the educational content, structure and the content of the educational process in music, the presence of Bulgarian musical folklore, presented on a broad activity and value basis.
Learning and performing Bulgarian folk dances is not a priority in music education, but Bulgarian dance folklore is actively involved in the music-education process through topics set out in the educational content for each age group in kindergarten and in each class in the general school.
In the music learning process, knowledge, skills and attitudes in relation to the Bulgarian dance folklore are mainly formed and developed through musical activities, approved for the Bulgarian music-pedagogical practice - music performance, music perception, children's musical improvisations. In this aspect, when dealing with dance folklore, music education seeks its educational, developmental and socializing character.
The idea is to form a sensitivity to Bulgarian folk music and to transform it into movements, which determines the wealth of Bulgarian folk dances that children are introduced to.
The priorities in the training of music-pedagogical specialists are changing rapidly. Working with Bulgarian dance folklore in the pedagogical practice of music students is a challenge in terms of their ability to adapt competences and knowledge and to present it in an up-to-date, accessible and attractive way, while maintaining its authentic character.
The application of technology is important, making the learning process more efficient and engaging.
Innovation in education is an integral part of the pedagogical practice of music in all its aspects, which would provide opportunities to stimulate interest, desire and motivation for learning in the students.
When working with Bulgarian musical folklore and in particular with dance, students rely on working with traditional approaches, established in practice, which are present today in pedagogical practice, and the need for updating is in synchronicity with the needs and demands of contemporary students.




How to Cite

Kostadinova Kolovska, T. (2020). THE BULGARIAN DANCE FOLKLORE IN THE PEDAGOGICAL PRACTICE OF MUSIC STUDENTS. KNOWLEDGE - International Journal, 38(6), 1493–1499. Retrieved from