About us

About Hunique Dance:

Hunique Dance Hungarian Folk Ensemble was founded in London in 2008. Its members are enthusiastic Hungarians living in London and its surrounding counties. They hold two rehearsals a week. On Mondays the beginners and on Thursdays the more advanced members get together to rehearse a variety of dances from different regions of Hungary . The leaders of the groups all have years of experience in teaching Hungarian folk dancing. Also, Hunique Dance is organize Social Folk Dance events for live music once a month, where everyone is welcome. In 2017 the dance group has decided to make folk dance events for children.

In September 2013, the group has united with the Hungarian Culture and Heritage Society. It is their joint aim to represent the Hungarian culture and its traditions in the United Kingdom via high-quality and uplifiting performaces. Providing high-quality entertainment, in order to draw up a realistic picture of Hungary’s colourful culture, is a very important goal of the organization. They organize dance workshops and events such as the Hungarian Cultural Day where people from any cultural background can meet and learn aboutthe customs, foods and music of Hungary. Dance workshops are organized every 6-8weeks that allow any dance lover relish different dance routines from Hungary.

Folk dancing has always been a significant part of Hungarian culture. Hunique’s goal is to preserve this fundamental tradition and pass it on. Therefore it is their future aim and plan to start up a children’s dance group in order to provide opportunities for young talents to enjoy the beauties of this wonderful tradition.

The dances and costumes of the group represent the variety and richness of folkore and customs of the entire Carpathian Basin which have emerged over centuries. The dances they perfom are based on authentic film records. On performances they wear the traditional folk dress, the dancers are always dancing in the area matching attire.

Hunique has been representing the Hungarian culture and its customs on many occassions at different UK festivals and events, and they often perform at various Hungarian schools too.

2016 was the first year when Hunique has organized a very succesful and fun-filled dance camp which has been a 4 day event, where Hungarian dances were taught by professional dance instructors from Hungary.

Hunique has developed a great friendship with the Folktone Band and the Medve Band. These two bands are regulary provide high-quality, live Hungarian folk music on the dance workshops and the performaces. Hunique Dance group takes steps to cooperate with other nation's dance groups in UK.

Hunique is not only an ensemble but also a group of dance lovers who like socializing in their free time, and often go camping, on excursionsor even go out for meals and drinks.

You can easily follow Hunique’s events and their work by having a look at their facebook page which is www.facebook.com/hunique.dance.

Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the group on hunique.dance@yahoo.co.uk.

What is our aim?
Our aim is to represent Hungarian culture and tradition. We feel that quality is essential in giving a clear view of our culture, also our name, H-UNique Dance is to express our intent to give something unique, extraordinary.
Our dances and costumes represent the variety and richness of folklore and customs of the entire Carpathian Basin which have emerged over the centuries. (The dances we perform are based on authentic film records.)
In all of our productions we focus on the audience and we do our best to provide an uplifting performance. Our main goal is always to provide a high quality performance and a uniquely tailored dance professional profile.

The Hungarian Culture and Heritage Society, and the H-Unique Dance Ensemble leadership on 2013 September 23rd decided to unite, continue to work together. The merger of the two organizations will be even more than one program, the they will promote the Hungarian culture in the UK much more.

Hungarians (in Hungarian: magyarok) are an ethnic group primarily associated with Hungary. There are around 10 million Hungarians in Hungary (as of 2001). Hungarians were the main inhabitants of the Kingdom of Hungary that existed through most of the second millennium. The territory of this country was dismembered at the Treaty of Trianon (1920), and as a result, 3,425,000 Hungarians found themselves separated from their motherland.
Hungarian folk dance traditions have become famous and beloved all over the world. There are many Hungarian dance groups in the USA, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine, Germany ect.)

The Hungarians - as well as Hungarian traditional dances - can be classified in several sub-groups according to local linguistic and cultural characteristics. Hungarian ethnic subgroups that have a distinct identity are the Székely-s, Csángó-s, Jász-s people and Palóc-s.

This small country is one of the great survivors of history: states and empires emerged, expanded or disintegrated and disappeared around it. Hungary and the Hungarian nation survived the devastation of the Tartars and Turks, Habsburgs and Russians in the Carpathian Basin; survived the fact that it belonged among the losers of both world wars. A stormy history? The national anthem describes the Hungarians as "people torn by fate".
We learnt and became tempered in the tormenting storms of the world: you can experience a particular organic link between the old and new, between history and the present-day in this country, which is still keenly safeguarding its traditions, culture and arts, but was always perceptive to what is new, different and the future.

Should you have any question please feel free to contact us via email: hunique.dance@yahoo.co.uk

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