I’d Rather Be Dancing Hungarian Folk Dances

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The Hungarians have some of the most beautiful folk dances in the world. Here are a few of my favorites.

Somogyi Karikázó is a wedding dance. Generally, the women dance in a circle while the men dance in a line outside the circle:

Duda Nota is a lot simpler than it looks. This video starts with a little instruction:

Adjon Az Isten. I love this music:

Oláhos:

Születésnapra, which our Phoenix International Folk Dancers call by its translation, “For a Birthday”:

This dance is new to me, but it is quite simple. Körtánc:

Hungary has traditional had a large Roma population. These dances have a Roma flavor:

E Shukar Romnji

Mori Shej. This dance starts out like E Shukar Romnji, but then alternates with a fun variation.

Mahala Mori Shej, a completely different dance. Watch the lady in red in the center who is teaching the dance:

To close, I found this wonderful video of a Hungarian dance troupe at a cultural festival in China. I don’t know the names of these dances.

 

 

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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