The Eszterlánc Hungarian Folk Ensemble is a performing folk dance group based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our mission is to promote and present traditional Hungarian folk dances and to preserve the Hungarian folk culture in all its forms.
The Eszterlánc Hungarian Folk Ensemble has been celebrating and showcasing Hungarian folk culture in the Bay Area since its foundation in 1977 through presentations to the Hungarian community and the general public.
The Ensemble consists of twenty to forty young adults ranging from age 14 and up. Most are of Hungarian heritage, although membership has never been limited to those with Hungarian backgrounds. The dancers receive their training in the Ensemble as well as from guest teachers and at workshops statewide.
Practices are held every week at the CY Dance Works, 25 37th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403 on Friday nights from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. Please e-mail us to make sure a practice is being held, as we occasionally skip a week. See the Contact Us page for a map!
Eszterlánc organizes dance houses (táncház) 2-3 times a year. These events showcase live music, dance teaching for kids and adults, free dance and singing.
We occasionally invite guest teachers and organize folk music workshops, dance short courses.
The Mazsola Hungarian Children’s Folkdance Ensemble is affiliated with the Eszterlánc Hungarian Folk Ensemble.
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