Intermediate/Advanced Dance and Music
Located in the Mezőség region of Transylvania, Vajdaszentivány (Voivodeni in Romanian) was first mentioned in 1332 as Sancto Johanne. Its diverse population is made up of primarily Hungarians and Romanians, but also gypsies and Germans. Its castle was built in the 18th century in classicist- baroque style. The dance cycle includes the following dances: verbunk, sebes forduló, lassú csárdás, korcsos, cigánycsárdás, and sometimes the Romanian bâtuta. The couple dances of the cycle are turning dances with a closed couple hold during the turning steps and under the arm turning of the woman with a handkerchief.Source: http://www.hhrf.org/folkc/tanchaz/tancrendek/vajdaszentivanyi.htm
Videos: Dűvő playing the dance cycle, batuka and cigánycsárdás,
Madocsa is a village south of Budapest, in Tolna county, Hungary. The dance cycle with its slow and fast csardas and verbunk belongs to the middle Danubian dance cycle, and will be taught in the second half of camp. The local, peasant dance group helped preserve the dance traditions since the 1940s.