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Budapest: Táncháztalálkozó (Dance House Meeting)

UPDATE: Last pictures in gallery are from XXXI Országos Táncháztalálkozó 2012. I didn't take that many images this time around, but I certainly enjoyed it. There wasn't as much going on in the main hall, so we stuck to the side rooms and basement, where bands were jamming and everybody but me :-( was dancing. I used to do this kind of folk dancing years ago and still adore the music but am content (sort of) to watch and photograph.

This was a phenomenal event where a huge number of people, both participants and spectators, gathered to celebrate the Dance House movement in Hungary, which as I understand it, has revitalized traditional music and dance. It was exciting to see so many people, especially young people, involved in such a happening. It was accompanied by a huge traditional craft fair as well. I used to do this kind of dancing a long time ago and am familiar with the music, dances and costumes, so it was very nostalgic to watch.

We were only able to attend during the day on Saturday, which was geared more towards very young people, although there were older folks joining in. The evenings were when the large dance galas occurred, but unfortunately we had commitments and couldn't attend. Next year, for sure.
Happy couple
Happy couple
In a whirl
In a whirl
Distinguished gentleman
Distinguished gentleman
Unusual headgear
Unusual headgear
Children's dance class
Children's dance class
Posing for the audience
Posing for the audience
Taking it all in
Taking it all in
The joy of dance
The joy of dance
Young and old alike
Young and old alike
Impromptu flying performance
Impromptu flying performance
Impromptu dance
Impromptu dance
Elaborate do
Elaborate do
Elaborate headdress
Elaborate headdress
Hat shopping
Hat shopping
Two hats are better than one
Two hats are better than one
Spinning
Spinning
Impromptu: Showing off
Impromptu: Showing off
Impromptu: In motion
Impromptu: In motion
Impromptu: Joy
Impromptu: Joy
Impromptu: Dancing to the band
Impromptu: Dancing to the band
Stylish dresser
Stylish dresser
Elegant dresser
Elegant dresser
Couple-dancing
Couple-dancing
The teachers
The teachers
Waiting to perform
Waiting to perform
Cooling off
Cooling off
Shooting the breeze
Shooting the breeze
Cameraman in costume, too
Cameraman in costume, too
Mentoring
Mentoring
Trapped
Trapped
Swept off his feet
Swept off his feet
The romance of dance
The romance of dance
Táncháztalálkozó 2012, Magyarpalatkai Banda (video clip included)
Táncháztalálkozó 2012, Magyarpalatkai Banda (video clip included)
Ştefan, Magyarpalatkai Banda
Ştefan, Magyarpalatkai Banda
Nelu, Magyarpalatkai Banda
Nelu, Magyarpalatkai Banda
Florin, Magyarpalatkai Banda
Florin, Magyarpalatkai Banda
Impromptu performance (video clip included)
Impromptu performance (video clip included)
Impromptu performance (video clip included)
Impromptu performance (video clip included)
Kids' dance class
Kids' dance class
Young couples performing
Young couples performing
Magyarpalatakai Banda
Magyarpalatakai Banda