Get an insight into the Budapest folk scene, and experience living heritage at a fantastic event at some of the famous local folk venues!
Folk music and dance traditions are well preserved and still present in Hungary, and dancehouses play an essential role in keeping them alive. The term dancehouse (táncház) refers to an informal event, a social gathering with music, dancing and singing folk songs of a specific or multiple regions. The Hungarian dancehouse movement has been listed by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity for its unique model of teaching folk dance and music. What you will see is not a folk performance, it is a living heritage! Be part of this wonderful social event with the assistance of our programme leader trying some of the dances yourself, or just enjoy the atmosphere watching the enthusiastic musicians and the more experienced to dance!
Introduction to Hungarian folk traditions
Entrance to the event
Live music and dance
What to Expect
Programmes start with a short introduction to the rich heritage of Hungarian folk music and dance. Then our programme leader will assist you to follow the dance instruction and try some basic steps yourself. If you feel confident, you can participate in dancing then, or just enjoy the atmosphere watching the enthusiastic musicians and the more experienced to dance.