Wintry Tartu Folk Dance Day 2016

Old Estonians were clever, clever people. They knew that dancing had a powerful and magical influence on the surrounding world.  The fact has been kept in mind throughout the centuries and folk dancers in Tartu County are especially unstoppable. They gather – in fact a good few hundreds of them – in the middle of sometimes freezing Estonian winter right on the slippery cobbles of Tartu Town Hall Square where the audience`s world cannot escape the magic either.
This will again be the case on 3 December when at 1 p.m. dancers from Tartu and Tartu County perform Estonian folk dances and simple group dances on Town Hall Square of Tartu.
Come and catch how Tartu and its dancers celebrate no matter the weather! You will see and perhaps even participate (if you so wish!) in some of the most loved Estonian folk dances. A leading singer, Toomas Lunge, and a folk dance specialist, choreographer Märt Agu will tie the event together. The celebration is directed by Kati Grauberg-Longhurst ja Ave Anslan.
Dancers will have probably lifted your spirits up to a point where you don`t wish to depart them, so do follow them to Gunpowder Cellar where the folk dance party will continue from 2–4 p.m. Live music is playing.
(A great backdrop to the event is conveniently provided by Forest of Swings – a very special meeting place right on Town Hall Square!)