Kazachok is a Ukrainian folk dance, named after the brave Cossacks.
This fast dance has much in common with Hopak, but it is simpler and includes less complicated acrobatic feats. Besides, Kazachok is considered as more smooth and lyric dance than Hopak due to the fact that it is often danced by girls. Kazachok can be performed by pairs, groups or solo dancers. There are many versions of this dance – Ukrainian, Belorussian, Kuban.
However, Ukrainian version is the most popular one in the world of folk dances. The first musical arrangement of Kazachok was supposedly made by Polish lute player and composer S. Dusiatsky in the XVII century.