Hungarian Dance Weekend at Pinewoods, June 11–14, 2020

Pinewoods Camp, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Dance Leaders:

Dénes Takácsy

Dénes was born and raised in Gyula, Hungary, where he started dancing over 30 years ago. He was a member of the Balassi Dance Ensemble, with whom he performed at international folk festivals all over the world. Dénes brought his love for Hungarian dance and music with him when he moved to Boston, and he began to teach a weekly Hungarian dance class, which led to the first Hungarian Dance Weekend session at Pinewoods Camp in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 2019. He has performed with a variety of people and ensembles in the US, including: Beth Bahia Cohen in Boston, the Borozda Dance Ensemble in Chicago, the Rozsafa Dance Ensemble in Washington, DC, and at Carnegie Hall in New York City with Nikolett Pankovits Sextet & The River Voices.

Diana Santana Cadena

Diana is an architectural artist of Hungarian and Ecuadorian descent and dances with the Bartók Folk Dance Ensemble of Budapest. In 2019 she received a Kőrösi Csoma Sándor scholarship from the Hungarian government, allowing her to come to the United States and share her love of Hungarian dancing with US audiences.


Claire Bright (New York) - violin Brano Brinarsky (New York) - double bass Kalán Bence (New York) - kontra (bass)