Hungarian Dancing

in Boston, Massachusetts

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

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.

Our classes and parties are currently on hold because of the coronavirus situation.

The Folk Arts Center of New England is presenting a Hungarian weekend at Pinewoods Camp in Plymouth, Massachusetts, June 11–14, 2020, with teaching by Dénes Takácsy and Eszter Balázs and music by Zsombor Cseszák (primás), Bálint László Domonkos (brácsa), Brano Brinarsky (bass). For more information, see the Folk Arts Center's page for this event.

We also host a usually-monthly dance party at the same time and location as our dance classes. We'll be doing familiar and much-loved cycles —including Mezőségi, Kalotaszegi, and Székely/Sóvidéki — among other dances. All are encouraged to bring refreshments for the table.

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 sympa@lists.brandeis.edu with the body subscribe forgas. To unsubscribe, send an email message to sympa@lists.brandeis.edu with the body unsubscribe forgas.

For questions about the mailing list, contact Ira Gessel gessel@brandeis.edu.

We also have a Facebook page.

Last updated March, 2020