Hungarian Ídiom Dancers
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THIS IS HISTORICAL INFORMATION ONLY
The Hungarian Ídiom Dancers, a recreational group doing Hungarian dances at all levels in a non-performance atmosphere, was formed in December of 1976 by Sandy Wodicka and Dick Oakes. The pair taught recreational versions of Hungarian dances. When Dick moved away in September of 1977, Sandy continued the group under the name "Tánc Ház West" but eventually succumbed to the strain of the weekly commute from Orange County to Los Angeles and teaching without a partner.
Hungarian Ídiom/Tánc Ház West had a small but loyal group of dancers. Although it did not last a long time, it was not without influence. Richard Taylor, one loyal attendee, was inspired to travel to Hungary and was introduced to the Tekerő (Hurdy Gurdy). He became a very accomplished player. Jon Rand and Debby (Breger) Rand have been pillars of the Tánc Ház movement in Southern California, attending Hungarian dance camps across the United States and in Transylvania. Jon (Doki Úr) became part of a Hungarian band.
Some of the dances on the schedule for teaching were Bagi Karikázó, Debreceni Csárdás, Cinege, Falusi Tánc, Fáridázö, Kapuvári Verbunk, Homoródi Körtánc, Kevi Csárdás, Körösztözo Tápéi, Legényes és Csárdës, Madocsai Táncok, Magyar Verbunk, Marosszéki Forgatós, Menet Tánc, Oláhos, Pajtás Tánc, Sárközi Tánc, Satmari Csárdás, Székely Friss, Székely Verbunk, Szenyéri Páros, and Ványai Csárdás.
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