Proud Estonian Folks dancing at XX The Great Dance Festival in Tallinn, Estonia.
Folks has been practising hard since September 2018 to get qualifyd to national big event Uldtantsupidu, that happens only every 5 years. We are happy to announce that Folks hard work had paid off and Estonian Folks performed at festival with 2 groups:
Total 33 dancers, 9 different nationalities from 5 different countries, ages 5-40.
Tantsupidu sure connects people!
Estonian Folks international 2 groups: a Mixed group and a Family group are practising hard to learn all the required dances to get to perform in The Great Dance Festival in Tallinn, that is held in every 5 years.
Aili Eistrat (born in 1921) was long-standing teacher of Estonian folk dance in London.
She was taught dancing by Ullo Toomi from 1934 to1944 and later by Anna Raudkats.
Keeping her teachers notes in mind, she led a folk dance group in London over 40 years.
Article in Estonian!
Estonian folk dancers from United Kingdom, Neatherlands and Estonia had a dance camp at Ibiza.
At local "Ibiza International Dance and Music Festival 2017".
Article in Estonian.
What a nature! Amazing people! And ofcourse a lot of dancing - UNESCO proclaimed Kihnu's cultural space and traditions as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intanible Heritage of Humanity.
This incredible island's virtuousness relies in hard-working and stubborn women in Kihnu.
In Estonian House were hold fun meeting with British soldiers, who will go to 6 months long training in Estonia, Tapa. In program were Estonian language practice, videos about Estonia, Estonian-style snacks and ofcourse Estonian folk dance lesson.
Kerli Liksor, who organized the event, is sharing the fun experience.
Superb weather, good music, tasty wines and the best company!
Read about Estonian Folks adventure to the Szeged, city called ‘the city of sunshine’
to a Wine and Folk Festival in Hungary.
Estonian Folks celebrated International Dance Day 2017 with a journey in London city center,
displaying spontaneous dance acts and engageing spectators.
Estonian Folks is group of activists who have grown out from London Estonian Society Folk Dance group.
For the first time we can say Estonian Folks is independent group of folks who enjoy folk traveling, dancing
and organising events together.