Hungarian Dancing

in Boston, Massachusetts

This is a web page with information about Hungarian folk dancing in the Boston area.


On Sunday, September 4, 2016 we will be presenting a dance workshop and táncház with Budapest’s Enyedi-Salamon Quartet, playing authentic folk music from Transylvania, Moldavia, and Trandsanubia.

More information about the quartet can be found at the Quartet's website.

Here is information about the event:

5 pm: Kids’ dance workshop/táncház
6–7:30 pm: Beginners’ dance workshop
8–11 pm: Táncház + short dance performance

Admission: $20 [$10 per child/$50 family cap]

Donations of food and drink for the refreshments table are welcome!

1326 Washington St., Newton, MA 02465
Near the West Newton Cinema, where Route 16 crosses the Mass. Pike
Ample street and public parking are available

A flyer for the event can be found here.

Dance Class

There is an ongoing series of Hungarian dance classes taught by Dénes Takácsy at the Church of Saviour in Arlington on Sunday evenings from at 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The cost is $10 per class.

We are now working working on the Romanian Doi Pas (Csárdás) from the village of Budatelke in the Mezőség region of Transylvania.

Please bring clean shoes to dance in, to protect the floor.

Here are directions to the Church of Our Saviour, 21 Marathon St. in Arlington. Marathon Street runs off Massachusetts Ave. in East Arlington about eight blocks from Alewife Brook Parkway (Rte. 16), and three blocks from the Capitol Theatre.

If you're coming up Mass. Ave. from Cambridge, turn right at the eighth street after Alewife Brook Parkway. (At the corner of Mass. Ave. and Marathon St. is Anthony's East Side Deli.)

If you're coming from Route 2 inbound, you should get off Route 2 at the Lake St. exit (the last exit before Alewife Brook Parkway) and take Lake St. towards Arlington until it ends at Mass. Ave. Turn right on Mass. Ave., then take the second left, which is Marathon.

Here is a map that shows the part of Arlington near the Church of Our Saviour. You might also want to look at the church's web site, which has directions and public transportation information.

There is usually plenty of parking on Marathon St., but please don't park on Warwick St., the small street next to the church perpendicular to Marathon St.

Mailing List

We have an e-mail mailing list with information about our classes and occasionally other events of related interest. To join our mailing list, send an email message to with the body subscribe forgas. To unsubscribe, send an email message to with the body unsubscribe forgas.

For questions about the mailing list, contact Ira Gessel

Last updated July, 2016