Hungarian Line Dance
by Marjorie Nugent

The Moldvai csángo people are Hungarians who have never lived in Hungary. Some groups settled in the Carpathian mountains during the migrations of the Magyar (Hungarian) people to Hungary. The term csángo means "those who were left behind".

The dances of the Moldvai csángo are similar to those of their Romanian neighbors. Everyone dances, young and old, and the dances are fun and accessible. I think of them as party dances. Please bring a dance belt if you have one.

Dance descriptions: http://seki.csuhayward.edu/moldvai.html

Marjorie Nugent has taught Balkan and Hungarian folkdancing in the Bay Area since moving here in 1997. She is a director of Aranykapu Tábor, a Hungarian music and dance camp.

http://www.aranykapu-tabor.org

 


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