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gopak

(ˈɡəʊˌpæk)
n
(Dancing) a spectacular high-leaping Russian peasant dance for men
[from Russian, from Ukrainian hopak, from hop! a cry in the dance, from German hopp!]
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He also requested instructors who had taught amateur dancers, who would teach character subject dances rather than hopaks and kolomyikas, (6) and who were able to choreograph for more female than male roles, as most Canadian dance groups had more female participants than males (Mokry 1971a).
A hopak is a spectacular finale dance, often featuring Cossack acrobatics from the males and many turns from the female dancers.