Resources

Useful links for Hungarian folk dance groups, bands, online music, and costumes.

Costumes and Instruments

Hegedű (fiddle) at the Montréal winter workshop in 2013A.Folk — folk instruments.

Bálint Tibor — Kalotaszegi bujka maker. [Site currently offline.]

Grigore Lup — bootmaker.

Néptáncosok kellékboltja — folk costumes.

Rimóczi Hajnalka — folk costumes.

Szeles László — bootmaker.

Vass István — hatmaker.

Miscellaneous

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2013 — focus on Hungarian Heritage: Roots to Revival.

Táncháztalálkozó — the annual dance house festival in Budapest.

Folk Rádió — listen to Hungarian music.

Folk Otthon (Folk At Home) — teaching videos of Hungarian folk dances.

Folkpart Csatorna (Folk Channel) — teaching videos of Hungarian folk dances.

Néptánc Tudástár (Folk Dance Repository) — teaching videos of Hungarian folk dances.

Then & Now — side-by-side dance clips of archival footage and Hungarian State Folk Ensemble dancers.

Centrum Management — manages Hungarian folk artists and organizes performance tours.

Washington, D.C. area Hungarian and International Groups

Folk crafts: Leatherwork example at the Smithsonian's Folklife Festival in 2013Bátori József Scouts — Scout group with dancing in Washington, DC.

Carpathia Folk Dance Ensemble — international folk dance group in Washington, DC. Also on Facebook.

Columbia International Folk Dancers — recreational folk dance group in Columbia, MD.

Corazón Folklórico — Mexican dance classes and performing group. Also on Facebook.

DC Casineros — Cuban dance classes, live music dance events, and performing group. Also on Facebook.

Flying Feet Enterprises — swing dance classes and live music dance events.

Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble — percussive dance performing group. Also on Facebook.

Glen Echo International Folk Dancers — recreational folk dance group in Greenbelt, MD. Also hosts the annual World Village Music and Dance Camp.

Gottaswing — swing dance classes and live music dance events. Also on Facebook.

Greenbelt International Folk Dancing — recreational folk dance group in Glen Echo, MD. Also on Facebook.

Körgyűrű Bándíták — former Hungarian folk band in Washington, DC.

Magnólia Zenekar — Hungarian folk band in Washington, DC. Also on Facebook.

Magyar Iskola / Hungarian Academy — Hungarian children's school in Washington, DC.

North American Hungarian Groups

Folk crafts: Black hat with ornament and árvalányhaj (feathery plant) at the Smithonsian's Folklife Festival in 2013Bartók — dance group in Calgary, Alberta.

Borozda Ensemble — dance group in Chicago, IL.

Bokréta — dance group in Montréal, Québec. Also runs the Montréal Winter Workshop in mid-February each year.

Carolinas Hungarian Group — community group in the Carolinas. Also runs an annual Easter weekend near Black Mountain, NC. Also on Facebook.

Cleveland Hungarian Scout Folk Ensemble — dance group in Cleveland, OH. Also on Facebook.

Csárdás (Edmonton) — dance group in Edmonton, Alberta.

Csárdás (Vancouver) — dance group in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Csipke Ensemble — dance group in Detroit, MI and Toledo, OH. Also runs Csipke Tábor around the first week of July each year near Brooklyn, MI. Also on Facebook.

Csűrdöngölő — dance group in New Brunswick, NJ.

Életfa — folk band in New Brunswick, NJ.

Fényes Banda — folk band in New York, NY.

Fészer Band — folk band in New Brunswick, NJ.

Forrás — dance group in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Gyanta — folk band in Toronto, Ontario.

Holdvilág — Moldvai band in New York, NY.

Kárpátok — dance group in Los Angeles, CA.

Kodály — dance group in Toronto, Ontario. Also hosts the annual Pontozó competition and festival around the beginning of April.

Napraforgók — dance group in Sarasota, FL. Also runs Napraforgók Tábor in mid-March each year.

Vadrózsa — dance group in Calgary, Alberta. Also on Facebook.

Western Canadian Hungarian Folk Festival (WCHFF) — the name says it all.