Csűrdöngölő Folk Ensemble, Inc. (Csűrdöngölő) was established in 1998 and in 2008 became a non-profit, tax exempt organization dedicated to learning, preserving and promoting Hungarian culture. Over the years, Csűrdöngölő, whose members are first, second, and third generation Hungarian-Americans, has evolved into one of North America’s leading ethnic folk dance ensembles. The group performs at the local Hungarian national holiday commemorative programs, Hungarian-American social events such as charity balls, spring, harvest, and cultural festivals within NJ and NY communities. We organize children and youth folk programs, participate in cultural educational events at public schools, universities, museums and county festivals. The group presents an annual large scale performance showcasing Hungarian folklore. Members of Csűrdöngölő instruct the children’s folkdance group at the Hungarian-American Athletic Club (HAAC), as well as the adult beginners dance program in New Brunswick, NJ. Csűrdöngölő organizes numerous dance house events which are open to the public, providing an opportunity to learn Hungarian folk dance and music from various regions.
Performances and events organized
by Csűrdöngölő members in the past four years:
(To see a list of all previous performances click on the Events menu.)
Farsang - Folk dance event for children and teenagers at the HAAC, 233 Somerset Street in New Brunswick on Feb. 22, 2020: (this event was organized the Hungarian school and teachers of the Makvirag children's dance group/Csurdongolo dancers)
Dance House and Children's Dance House (Táncház és gyerektáncház) in New Brunswick on Oct. 12, 2019
Dance House at the end of the Hungarian festival on June 1, 2019 - location: Hungarian Scouts House, 66 Plum Street, New Brunswick
INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE GATHERING -April 13, 2019 in New Brunswick, NJ- Click here to see a video clip about this event.
Hungarian Village Music and Dance Night - Dance House - Táncház at the 66 Plum Street, New Brunswick, NJ -Nov. 3, 2018
Toborzó -II Észak Amerikai Táncháztalálkozó, 2nd North American Hungarian Folkdance Gathering at 4 different locations in New Brunswick -organized by 2 Csűrdöngölő members - Sept. 22-24, 2018
Dance show and dinner - Csűrdöngölő 20th anniversary, Életfa band 30th anniversary in New Brunswick, NJ -June 16, 2018
Dance house in New Brunswick, NJ -June 2, 2017
Dance house in New Brunswick, NJ -Nov. 18, 2017
TOBORZÓ, the First North-American Folkdance Gathering /Első Észak-Amerikai táncháztalálkozó -Sep. 22-24 in New Brunswick, NJ -partially organized by Csűrdöngölő -Article and videos about the TOBORZÓ: https://www.bocskairadio.org/veget-ert-toborzo/
Dance house in New Brunswick on the Hungarian Day -Jun. 3
Dance house in Fairfield, CT with live music -Apr. 29, 2017
Dance house in New Brunswick, NJ at the scouts house -Apr. 22, 2017
Dance house/Táncház - Nov. 12, 2016 -dance teaching event at the HAAC in New Brunswick. Event sponsored by the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission.
Hol volt, hol nem volt -Theater Performance for children by the Csűrdöngölő at Crossroads Theater in New Brunswick - Nov. 6, 2016
Spirit of Hungary - Oct. 14, 2016 in East Brunswick- Performance by the Magyar Nemzeti Táncegyüttes from Budapest to commemorate the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
Dance House -June 4, 2016, after the Hungarian festival in New Brunswick
For a list of previous performances and events click on the Events menu.
Hungarian folk dance and folk music events in or around NJ recommended to you by the Csűrdöngölő:
May 31, 2 PM: Online Hungarian Folk Music Concert by Zoe and Annie Aqua -https://www.atlasobscura.com/experiences/almost-forgotten-transylvania-songs
CANCELLED: May 16: II. International Folk Dance Gathering at the HAAC, 233 Somerset Street in New Brunswick, NJ. To see a short video about last year's event click here
Tentative date: Sept. 12 -Hungarian Festival indoors. The date of the annual Hungarian Festival has been the first Saturday in June in the past 44 years. This year (2020) we needed to reschedule this event to September. The Hungarian Festival this year will be indoors in 4 or 5 Hungarian buildings on Somerset & Plum streets. Details will be posted here as we get closer to the event.
Tentative date: Sept. 18-20: Toborzó, III Táncház Találkozó Észak Amerikában, 3rd Hungarian Folk Dance Gathering in North-America
Please visit this page for further upcoming events.
Közlemény: A Csűrdöngölő táncegyüttes a 2018-as és a 2019-es években a Bethlen Gábor Alaptól kapott anyagi támogatást tevékenységének további sikeres folytatása érdekében.
Announcement: In 2018 and again in 2019, the Csűrdöngölő dance ensemble received financial support from Gábor Bethlen Foundation to continue its activities successfully.