Dear Friends, Susan and Stephen Kotansky, Batyu and Fecske, are already planning the fantastic Hungarian Folk Tour that will occur between April 4-16, 2019. Hereby we are sending you the programme outline: April 4 – Welcome Dinner at Teleki-Wattay Castle Hotel – Moldavian Csango Dance House April 5 – Morning and Afternoon Dance Workshops (Dances of the Mohacs Serbs and Šokac) – Evening Dance House with the “Poklade” Orchestra April 6 – Morning and Afternoon Dance Workshops (Romanian Dances from Hungary) – Attend the Táncháztalálkozó (Dance House Gathering) which is the largest folk event during the annual Spring Festival (dancing, performances, live music, shopping for folk items and music, and more . . .) April 7 – Morning and Afternoon Dance Workshops (Gyimes Héjsza dances with live music) – Attend the Gala Evening at the Táncháztalálkozó April 8 – Travel to Nyiregyháza – Afternoon Dance Workshop (Nyirségi Verbunk, Hajlikázo, Lánytánc) – Evening: Nyirségi Bál April 9 – Morning Dance Workshop (Körcsárdás, Tirpák “Urban Ballroom” Dances) – Afternoon and Evening Dance Workshop and Party with local Gypsies and live music April 10 – Morning: Visit to a village museum and a Gypsy Church Mass – Afternoon and Evening: Visit Boldogkőváralja, Tokaj for wine tasting, dinner, and evening dance program April 11 – Travel to Kassa (Košice) Slovakia – Afternoon Dance Workshop (Slovak and Ruthenian dances) – Evening: Presentation on Slovak/Ruthenian Costumes, Folk Life, and dance performance and Dance House April 12 – Morning Dance Workshop (Slovak, Ruthenian, and Cigány) – Afternoon: Visit Szepsi (Moldava and Bodvou) and meet with local dancers and musicians – Evening: Travel back to Nyiregyháza April 13 – Travel to Mezőkövesd (Matyó region) – Morning and Afternoon: Visit the Matyó Museum and local masters of various folk crafts – Evening: Performance of Matyó Music and Dance followed by dancing with locals April 14 – Travel to Zamárdi on Lake Balaton – Evening: Dance Review and International Dance Party April 15 – Morning and Afternoon Boat Excursion to Tihany to visit the Benedictine Abbey, The Lavender House, and the Doll Museum – Evening: Return to the Teleki-Wattay Castle Hotel for a Farewell Dinner and Dance with live music April 16 – Departure – Viszontlátásra  If you know anyone who’s interest may meet with this Folk Tour, please share our program proposal with them. By now you can apply anytime through the Pre-Registration form at Tour@folkfest.hu The price of the tour, 1950€, or 2400$ The deadline for submission is September 30 , 2018 We are going to send you the details of the payment procedure ( deposit etc.) and the participiant information form in the next letter. Planned number of participants 40 people.  Yours faithfully Batyu, Fecske, Five, Zsolt, Suzy, Stephen, Jeff.

Dear Friends,
Susan and Stephen Kotansky, Batyu and Fecske, are already planning the fantastic Hungarian Folk Tour that will occur between April 4-16, 2019.
Hereby we are sending you the programme outline:
April 4 – Welcome Dinner at Teleki-Wattay Castle Hotel – Moldavian Csango Dance House
April 5 – Morning and Afternoon Dance Workshops (Dances of the Mohacs Serbs and Šokac) – Evening Dance House with the “Poklade” Orchestra
April 6 – Morning and Afternoon Dance Workshops (Romanian Dances from Hungary) – Attend the Táncháztalálkozó (Dance House Gathering) which is the largest folk event during the annual Spring Festival (dancing, performances, live music, shopping for folk items and music, and more . . .)
April 7 – Morning and Afternoon Dance Workshops (Gyimes Héjsza dances with live music) – Attend the Gala Evening at the Táncháztalálkozó
April 8 – Travel to Nyiregyháza – Afternoon Dance Workshop (Nyirségi Verbunk, Hajlikázo, Lánytánc) – Evening: Nyirségi Bál
April 9 – Morning Dance Workshop (Körcsárdás, Tirpák “Urban Ballroom” Dances) – Afternoon and Evening Dance Workshop and Party with local Gypsies and live music
April 10 – Morning: Visit to a village museum and a Gypsy Church Mass – Afternoon and Evening: Visit Boldogkőváralja, Tokaj for wine tasting, dinner, and evening dance program
April 11 – Travel to Kassa (Košice) Slovakia – Afternoon Dance Workshop (Slovak and Ruthenian dances) – Evening: Presentation on Slovak/Ruthenian Costumes, Folk Life, and dance performance and Dance House
April 12 – Morning Dance Workshop (Slovak, Ruthenian, and Cigány) – Afternoon: Visit Szepsi (Moldava and Bodvou) and meet with local dancers and musicians – Evening: Travel back to Nyiregyháza
April 13 – Travel to Mezőkövesd (Matyó region) – Morning and Afternoon: Visit the Matyó Museum and local masters of various folk crafts – Evening: Performance of Matyó Music and Dance followed by dancing with locals
April 14 – Travel to Zamárdi on Lake Balaton – Evening: Dance Review and International Dance Party
April 15 – Morning and Afternoon Boat Excursion to Tihany to visit the Benedictine Abbey, The Lavender House, and the Doll Museum – Evening: Return to the Teleki-Wattay Castle Hotel for a Farewell Dinner and Dance with live music
April 16 – Departure – Viszontlátásra

If you know anyone who’s interest may meet with this Folk Tour, please share our program proposal with them.
By now you can apply anytime through the Pre-Registration form at Tour@folkfest.hu
The price of the tour, 1950€, or 2400$
The deadline for submission is September 30 , 2018
We are going to send you the details of the payment procedure ( deposit etc.) and the participiant information form in the next letter.
Planned number of participants 40 people.

Yours faithfully Batyu, Fecske, Five, Zsolt, Suzy, Stephen, Jeff.