Csűrdöngölő Folk Ensemble, Inc. (Csűrdöngölő) is a Hungarian folk-dance ensemble dedicated to learning, preserving and promoting the Hungarian culture thru folk dance, music and costumes. The ensemble is rooted in the New York-New Jersey Hungarian-American community, and primarily operates in New Brunswick, NJ, which is the so-called hotbed for Hungarian-Americans. The ensemble was established in 1998 and became a non-profit, tax-exempt organization in 2008 .
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. Throughout the years, the Ensemble has performed in locations as prestigious as The State Theater of New Brunswick and Manhattan’s Town Hall.
The Csűrdöngölő members organize children and youth folk programs, participate in cultural educational events at public schools, universities, and county festivals. Members of Csűrdöngölő instruct the children’s folkdance group (Mákvirág) at the Hungarian American Athletic Club (HAAC). The group presents an annual large-scale performance showcasing Hungarian folklore. Csűrdöngölő organizes numerous dance house events which are open to the public, providing an opportunity to learn Hungarian folk dance and music.
The Csűrdöngölő folk dance group represents one of the many cultures within the American society. Our purpose is the promotion of cultural diversity in the U.S. Our performances and dance events are open to everyone.
The dance performances are usually presented with live music played by Fészer band (and previously by Életfa band). Fészer band plays authentic Hungarian folk music in New Jersey, New York and almost anywhere in the United States.
The Csűrdöngölő folk dance group and Fészer band accept performance opportunities at various events, starting from small private parties to large-scale festivals.
The Csűrdöngölő Folk Ensemble, Inc. is a non-profit organization and it is tax exempt under the Internal Revenue Code, section 501(c)(3). If you wish to make a donation to the Csurdongolo ensemble you may deduct the donated amount from your federal taxes.
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Dance practices on Fridays 7:30-10:30pm at the
Hungarian Club: 233 Somerset St, New Brunswick, NJ. Our rehearsals are open to everyone. We welcome new members.
Hungarian folk dance and folk music events in or around NJ recommended to you by Csűrdöngölő:
Dec. 2, 2023: Táncház in NYC at the Hungarian House with Fészer band and Fényes band.
Please visit this page later for upcoming folk dance and folk music events in the tri-state area.
If you have questions about these events please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 11, 2024, 5PM-midnight: Dance Show - Csűrdöngölő and Mákvirág choreographies. Táncház and dinner after the show. Location: HAAC, 233 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ
Közlemény: A Csűrdöngölő táncegyüttes a 2022-es évben (akárcsak a 2018-as, 2019-es, 2020-as és 2021-es években) a Bethlen Gábor Alaptól kapott anyagi támogatást tevékenységének további sikeres folytatása érdekében. A Csűrdöngölő 2022-ben a BGA pályázati forrásból bérelte a HAAC-et és a PA-i magyar tanyát, valamint a május 14-i műsor költségeit részben fedezte.
In 2022 (just like in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021) the Csűrdöngölő dance ensemble received financial support from Gábor Bethlen Foundation (BGA) to continue its activities successfully. In 2022 Csűrdöngölő used the BGA grant funds to rent the HAAC and the magyar tanya in PA and also to partially cover the expenses of the show on May 14.
In 2023 the ensemble was also supported by the National Endowments for the Arts. See logos and credits below and here.