LIVING HERITAGE ♦ LEARN ABOUT THE RICH HUNGARIAN FOLK TRADITIONS ♦ LISTEN TO LIVE FOLK MUSIC AND SONGS ♦ SEE HOW DANCES ARE TAUGHT ♦ TRY THE DANCES YOURSELF ♦ BE PART OF A GREAT SOCIAL EVENT ♦ DISCOVER THE FOLK SCENE OF BUDAPEST!
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, and try some of the dances yourself!
The venue of the event may vary, but our guide will always take you to the place from a central meeting point provided below. 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 the basic steps yourself. If you feel confident, you can participate in dancing then, or just simply enjoy the atmosphere watching the enthusiastic musicians and the more experienced to dance.Meeting time and point:
18.00 in Budapest city centre, at the corner where Deák Ferenc Street meets Deák Ferenc Square. Detailed instructions on getting to the location and contact of the programme leader will be sent via e-mail. (When booking, you can also request a meeting at your hotel.)Duration:
Usually until 10pm.Available:
Wed, Thu, FriParticipation fee
Adults: 9 500 HUF (ca. 30 EUR)
Children and students under the age of 18: 6400 HUF (ca. 20 EUR)
Children under the age of 6: free
The fee includes:
- assistance and introduction to Hungarian folk traditions by the programme leader
- entrance to the event
- dance instruction
Local travel tickets are not included.Note
For ladies, skirts are recommended for dancing (but not essential).