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Folk Dance & Music Groups (USA)

Kárpátok Folk Ensemble - Los Angeles

Kárpátok Hungarian Folk Ensemble was founded in 1965 by a group of young Hungarian immigrants wishing to preserve their heritage. The name "Kárpátok" was chosen as a symbol of greater Hungary and the ensemble's repertoire include examples from all three dance dialects: Transdanubia, the great Hungarian Plains and Transylvania. In the last thirty years, more than 400 members have participated in Kárpátok. This

Jómóka Hungarian Táncház Band - Utah

Jómóka {pronounced yo-mo-ka} travels throughout the Western US to bring traditional village dance music from Hungary and Transylvania to dance parties, dance workshops, and dance performances. Most of their music is played with violin, modified viola (kontra), and bass. The Band varies this with wooden flute, drum, koboz, gardon, and cimbalom to capture typical sounds of different musical regions.

Csárdás Hungarian Dancers - Texas

Csárdás Hungarian Dancers is a group of people from many walks of life who love Hungarian dance and music. Members include students, teachers, professionals, and more. Though some of the members are Hungarian or Hungarian-American, most of them do not have Hungarian cultural backgrounds. Csárdás performs at many festivals and events, public or private, throughout central Texas.

Ti Ti Tábor Music and Dance Camp - Washington

The Ti Ti Tábor Hungarian Music and Dance Camp is held every August in Washington state, giving North American residents and others the opportunity to learn Hungarian music and dance from native Hungarian experts who are invited to join to teach each year.

Barátság - Dance & Music Camp

Mission Statement: To preserve and disseminate cultural traditions of the Hungarian people as well as traditions of associated cultures, especially involving dance, music and folklore; to serve as a resource for ethnic Hungarians seeking to learn about and retain their heritage and for non-Hungarians interested in learning about traditional cultures.

Pirkadat - Hungarian Music & Dance in San Diego

Website in San Diego, California, USA for the promotion of Hungarian folk music and dance: schedule, special feature, related events/links, music/lyrics, videos/photos/homepages, supplies, flyers.

Little Rascals Children Folkdance Group - California

The "Little Rascals" children folkdance group was launched on February 8, 1998, in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles) Hungarian Reformed Church with the goal of introducing youngsters to Hungarian folk dancing so that they come to love, appreciate and understand Hungarian culture. In a joyful atmosphere, fifteen cheerful "little rascals" learn folk dancing playfully on the Saturday rehearsals.

Csipke Dance Group - Michigan

The Csipke Ensemble was founded in 1998 by dancers from Toledo and Detroit. The dancers come from different backgrounds: Hungarian, American, and Polish. In 2001 Salamon József, our artistic director joined the group. Sala, one of the founders of the Háromszék Ensemble from Sepsiszentgyörgy, as well as a professional dancer in the Maros Ensemble from Marosvásárhely, brought much-needed experience to Csipke. The goal of the group is to preserve and spread Hungarian folk music and dance traditions. First, by performing; and second, by promoting Hungarian bands touring the United States. Csipke regularly performs at cultural programs in Michigan and Ohio. Our repertoire includes dances from Hungary, Transylvania and Slovakia.

Csűrdöngölő Folk Dance Ensemble - New Jersey

The CSŰRDÖNGÖLŐ FOLK DANCE ENSEMBLE is rooted in the NY-NJ Hungarian American community, primarily in New Brunswick a hotbed, as they call it, for Hungarian-Americans. Primarily made of sons and daughters of emmigrated Hungarians, Csurdöngölo has evolved into one of America’s leading ethnic dance ensembles. The group’s name comes from Hungarian for barn stomper and the custom which called upon villagers to stamp down the earthen floor of a newly built barn. What better way to have some fun while working as a community. Don’t stomp on it. Dance on it! The energetic style of that stomping is symbolic of the vigor with which these artists carry on the joyful celebrations of their heritage.

Danubius Group - California

The group presents Eastern European and Balkan music to San Francisco Bay Area audiences ranging from restaurant patrons to folk dancers. The traditional forms of the music are preserved, and at the same time given new life with the arrangements and interpretation. This isn't "world music", some mish-mosh poured out of a blender. A Danubius performance combines hard-driving Southern Romanian tunes, Hungarian Gypsy restaurant favorites, Bulgarian dances and Macedonian melodies, juxtaposed to make a tapestry of sound while preserving the character of each distinct musical style.

Eszterlánc Hungarian Folk Ensemble - California

The Eszterlánc Hungarian Folk Ensemble is a performing group based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The ensemble's mission is to promote and present traditional Hungarian folk dances and to preserve the history of Hungarian folk culture in all its forms. The Eszterlánc Hungarian Folk Ensemble has been celebrating and showcasing Hungarian folk culture in the Bay Area since 1977 through presentations to the Hungarian community and the general public. The Ensemble consists of twelve to twenty young adults ranging from age 16 and up. Most are of Hungarian heritage, although membership has never been limited to those with Hungarian backgrounds.

Szászka Band - Wisconsin

Village Music from Transylvania: Szászka performs village dance music from Transylvania and Hungary for events and workshops in the Midwestern U.S. The band was founded in Madison, Wisconsin in 1996. The group has studied this music with musicians in Hungary and Transylvania and with visiting bands in North America and in the Netherlands.

Csárdás Dance Company - Ohio

Csárdás Dance Company is a 501(3) nonprofit professional dance company located in northeast Ohio presenting traditional and contemporary works stemming from Hungarian heritage. Founded in 1994 by Richard Graber, Csárdás strives to promote and further ethnic dance as an art form as it embodies the infectious exuberance celebrated in Hungarian villages. The richness of the Hungarian culture is revealed through performances featuring a broad range of dance dialects and styles. Csárdás Dance Company offers classes and workshops in Hungarian dance for the general public and occasionally auditions for its Youth Ensemble.