The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(from Latvian sudmalas [“windmill”]), a Latvian folk dance in 2/4 time. The dance is performed by eight couples, who create various patterns resembling a rotating star. The basic movement is the polka step. The sudmaliņas is danced in a lively, gay manner.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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