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Cultural Gala in Sacramento – Part 2

On February 4th, 2023 Eszterlánc performed at the Sacramento Cultural Gala organized by the Hungarian Association of the Sacramento Area. Aside of dances performed by Eszterlánc, poems were recited by Pataki Ildikó Mónika, Beáta Váncza and László Velinszky. Crossroads Band San Francisco performed Hungarian pop-rock classics.

This is the second part of the show. If you like what you see, and want to give it a try, we are having our weekly practices at CYDance Works in San Mateo from 7:30PM on Fridays.

See you there!

Eszterlánc Insights

Whether you want to join us, or you are just curious what happens at a practice, here it is how our Friday evening looked like:
– Meet at CY DanceWorks in San Mateo at 7:30PM
– Warmup
– Technical training (small simplified moves from different dances)
– Continue working on the Vajdaszentiványi material (Transylvania)
– Just started working on the Rábaközi (Hungary)
– Repeated the song “Akkor szép az erdő, mikor zöld” from Vajdaszentivány
– Learned a new song from Rábaköz, “Ha fel megyek a sopronyi hegyre
– Stretching
– Social event

If you want to join us, or you are just curious about our work, our mission, come and talk to us! We can meet:
– At the Woodside Priory during the Scout Events on every second Sunday where some of us teach, some of us are present as parents
– Come to our practices on Friday nights
– See us during the March 15 commemoration. This year at Woodside Priory on the 19th of March at 2PM

Eszterlánc – Our year 2021 in pictures

🇺🇸 Thanks for all of you who joined us at our first big event in more than two years, the Táncház and Concert with Eredő Zenekar on Saturday.
Please watch this video about our year of 2021!
🇭🇺 Köszönjük mindannyiótoknak, akik ott voltak szombaton az Eredő Zenekar által adott koncerten, és az azt követő táncházban!
Fogadjátok szeretettel az Eszterlánc 2021-es évéről készült videót!

Videos and pictures by courtesy of Szonja Vajda, Etelka Keszei, Kitti Horhi, Sandor N, Attila Egyedi


1983 SF Ethnic Dance Festival Auditions Backstage

We continue our journey down Memory Lane.
In January 1983, Eszterlánc auditioned for the EDF (Ethnic Dance Festival) of San Francisco. We danced circle and couple’s dances from Dunántúl.
We were in the middle of making the full costumes for the ladies, at this stage we only had the skirts ready – the blouses and headpieces came later. The pictures were taken in the backstage of EDF Auditions.