Hungarian Line Dance
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.