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 us this year and last year:
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.