The Hungarian táncház or dance house movement began in the 1970’s in the village of Szék. It was an opportunity for villagers to come together, learn and dance traditional dances to live music in a spontaneous and improvised manner.
Since then, the dances have spread to larger urban centres worldwide and it has incorporated a rich variety of village dances from throughout Hungary’s modern day and historical borders.
It has become synonymous as an expression of the richness of Hungary’s folk culture. As a manner of cultural transmission, táncház methodology has been acknowledged and protected by UNESCO.