Ranče, which is also a popular partner dance, is played by the band after Tanac, these days without any intervals between the two. When Ranče is finished, Tanac follows, then Pačići (the latter became popular from the 30s). All three dances have the same hold and the two-part structure. The length of the two parts of Ranče may differ; bands would take this opportunity to make the dance more varied. Dancers needed to adjust skillfully to the changes of the musicians, which created a buoyant mood.

The first and third part of Ranče ends with a knee-bend, with the second part being free, concerning the steps and the move in the space. At the end of the first part the knee-bend may be done twice, depending on the music; but both feet must stay on the ground as a rule (differently from what is spread by dance ensembles in the past 20 years, where, while jumping on one leg, the other heel is raised high). Ranče is a favorite among the Sokac in Baranya county; it is also known with songs, similar to that of Bosnians. Its tune resembles the tune of Kolo. Stopping the tune and the music (pause both in the music and the dance) is analogous in Slavonia (Nebesko), in Bačka (Ćućkavo kolo, Ja sam Jovicu), in Srem (Zurka) and south-western Serbia (Starinski zaplet).

Men used to play a joke with their partner and stood on their tiptoes, suddenly standing erect, when they should have done the knee-bend together with the woman.



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