Abruzzo dance workshop, the traditional dance performed in this region of Italy, was held. After a short lesson by an instructor, the participants had fun by dancing.
All the best known and most popular folk dances of the Italian peninsular come from the heart of Abruzzo and have spread out from here: melodies whose name alone makes you want to to get up and dance and clap you hands. The square dance is a dance from Italy’s best known and most widespread group of dances, again originally from Abruzzo: here you dance in pairs and couples hold hands with each other and with other couples. The Saltarelle is a whirlwind courtship dance in which the couples form a circle and then one at a time take to the centre to perform a stylised ritual of seduction.