Russian Shers

The sher is a set dance in 4/4 march-like tempo. The set is made up of four couples in a square formation, similar to a quadrille or square dance formation. It is one of the most popular and widespread East European Jewish figure dances.

"Sher" means "scissors" (and "sherele" is "small scissors") in Yiddish (from German Schere). The name of the dance may come from the sher figure that is thought to imitate the cutting action of scissors. 



by She'koyokh

by Burning Bush

The Klezmatics - with drum kit