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 (Mákvirág) at the Hungarian-American Athletic Club (HAAC). 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 with the contribution of Csűrdöngölő members:
May 13, 2023: Performance with Fészer band at the Hungarian Embassy in Washington DC on EU Day
May 13, 2023: Performance at the New Brunswick Library
Apr. 21-23, 2023: Pontozó – Hungarian folk dance competition in New Brunswick, NJ
Dec. 31: Szilveszteri TÁNCHÁZ a Kaptza bandával és a Fészer bandával
Nov. 19, 2022: Hungarian Bazaar in MD - dance performance & music by Fészer band.
Oct. 15, 2022, 6PM-mignight: Multicultural Folk Dance Gathering at the Hungarian Club in New Brunswick Poster. Schedule
Sept. 18, 2022: Hungarian Festival in Wallingford, CT. Dance performances; music by Fészer band.
June 4, 10AM-8PM - performances at the 45th Annual Hungarian Festival in New Brunswick, NJ. For more information see http://www.hungarianfestival.org/ Click HERE to see the program.
June 4, 8PM-midnight or later: Táncház - Dance House at the Hungarian Scout House in New Brunswick.
May 14, 2022- Csűrdöngölő & Mákvirág folk dance show and Dance House. Choreographies here. Slides btw. choreographies.
Apr. 30, 2022: Performances with 5 couples at the Hungarian Festival in VA
Dec. 31, 2021: Népi szilveszter New Brunswick. Short video here.
Dec. 18, 2021: Vigilia Christmas concert at the St. Ladislaus church in New Brunswick, NJ
Dec. 12, 2021: Christmas Concert at the Hungarian Catholic church in Passaic.
Nov. 13, 2021: Multicultural Folk Dance Gathering and Hungarian Dance House (Táncház) at 233 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ. Dance performances and interactive dance teaching. Video here. Poster here. Schedule here.
Sep. 5, 2021: 60th anniversary of the Magyar Tanya in PA - one hour long folk dance and music performance. To see the poster, click here. Pictures here. To see the partial sponsor of this event, click here. Video about the band here.
Nov. 21, 2020: Multicultural Dance Workshops. Virtual. Nov. 21, 5PM: Leaders of dance groups from Middlesex county offered free dance teaching workshops for everyone. To read more about the event, workshop leaders and participating ensembles click here. To see a short video about this event in 2019 click here.
March 7, 2020 Dance House in Garfield, teaching circles led by Csűrdöngölő dancers
Feb. 22, 2020 Farsang - Folk dance event for children and teenagers at the HAAC, 233 Somerset Street in New Brunswick (this event was organized the Hungarian school and teachers of the Makvirag children's dance group/Csurdongolo dancers)
Oct. 12, 2019 Dance House and Children's Dance House (Táncház és gyerektáncház) in New Brunswick
Dance House at the end of the Hungarian festival on June 1, 2019 - location: Hungarian Scouts House, 66 Plum Street, New Brunswick
Sept. 28, 2019: Performance and Dance House at Grape Harvest Festival in Boston, MA
April 13, 2019 INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE GATHERING - in New Brunswick, NJ- Click here to see a video clip about this event.
Nov. 3, 2018 Hungarian Village Music and Dance Night - Dance House - Táncház at the 66 Plum Street, New Brunswick, NJ
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
June 2, 2017 Dance show and dinner - Csűrdöngölő 20th anniversary, Életfa band 30th anniversary in New Brunswick, NJ June 16, 2018 Dance house in New Brunswick, NJ -
Nov. 18, 2017 Dance house in New Brunswick, NJ -
Sep. 22-24,2017 TOBORZÓ, the First North-American Folkdance Gathering /Első Észak-Amerikai táncháztalálkozó - in New Brunswick, NJ -partially organized by Csűrdöngölő -Article and videos about the TOBORZÓ: https://www.bocskairadio.org/veget-ert-toborzo/
June 3, 2017 Dance house in New Brunswick on the Hungarian Day
Apr. 29, 2017 Dance house in Fairfield, CT with live music -
Apr. 22, 2017 Dance house in New Brunswick, NJ at the scouts house -
Nov. 12, 2016 Dance house/Táncház -dance teaching event at the HAAC in New Brunswick. Event sponsored by the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission.
Nov. 6, 2016 Hol volt, hol nem volt -Theater Performance for children by the Csűrdöngölő at Crossroads Theater in New Brunswick -
Oct. 14, 2016 Spirit of Hungary - in East Brunswick- Performance by the Magyar Nemzeti Táncegyüttes from Budapest to commemorate the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
June 4, 2016 Dance House -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:
June 3rd, 2023 - Táncház after the Hungarian Day in New Brunswick
June 3rd, 2023 Hungarian Day/ Magyar Nap in New Brunswick, NJ - Program, vendors and other details at www.hungarianfestival.org . Csűrdöngölő dancers and Fészer band will perform at this event.
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.
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.
Announcement: 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.