After the second world war, in an effort to rebuild national values, it was noticed that the region of Rugova had a specificity of the national cultural heritage. Ramë K. Nikçi was among the first to notice the moment when this prosperity of the people should also be seen by others. He then gathered some boys and taught Peja to present a program for Peja youth there on 14.06.1947.
This performance was well received, but he did not know that on this very day he laid the foundations of a society from Rugova that today is called the "Rugova" Autochthonous Folk Ensemble.

Folk dances are part of popular artistic culture, which includes traditional dances on occasions of holidays and popular entertainment.
Albanian rugova dances are as ancient as the Albanian people themselves. Our dances represent specific events, whether from history, various wars, to motifs of love, engagements and popular marriages.

Today they are accompanied by instrumental rhythms and melodies, while their events and themes appear through choreographic movements of the legs, hands, head and stature in general.



Mountaineers express the joys and sorrows of life with dance. Folk dances consist of epic war and bravery dances, lyrical erotic dances, wedding dances, pantone dances, pan dances, as well as the plastic-choreographic elements of the ritual of gyama, where the last two shed light on the antiquity of folklore in these regions. The main types of folk dance are: Log dance, Singing dances, Sword dance. The repertoire of dances also includes dances with pantomimes such as "Game of hoods", "Old man at the wedding". These dances are characterized by humor, fun, games and fun.