Folk Dance Ensemble of Tartu University

Folk Dance Ensemble of Tartu University was established in 1945 and is the oldest folk dance ensemble in Estonia. Our most important artistic directors have been well-known Estonian folk-dance leaders Mrs Helju Mikkel (1953-1978) and Mr Henn Tiivel (1978-2003). Our present artistic director is since 2005 Ms Aveli Asber.

We have about 140 dancers in 6 different folk dance groups: senior students mixed group, junior students mixed group, female group, alumni group, children's group (13-14 years of age) and smaller children's group (7-8 years of age).

We take part in all major local and national folk dance events in Estonia and Tartu. We have often concerts and smaller performances in Tartu and other places in Estonia. Baltic students' song and dance festivals Gaudeamus which take place in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are very important for us. We are very happy to participate in international folk dance festivals abroad, recently we have been to Moldova (Chisinau 2016), Serbia (Sremska Mitrovica 2012), Czech Republic (Ostrava 2011), Germany (Bitburg 2008), Croatia (Zagreb 2006), Norway (Lyngstad 2005).

We are a full member of CIOFF Estonia (The Estonian Folklore Council) and we participate at the international folklore cooperation movement activities. See Estonian Folklore Council web page for more information.


Contacts:

Folk Dance Ensemble of Tartu University

Artistic director: Ms Aveli Asber aveliasber@gmail.com

International relations: managing director Mr Lauri Leht laurileht.post@gmail.com phone +3725035789

Post address: Kalevi 24, Tartu 51010, Estonia


Some videos of our performances can be seen in our Youtube channel and in the Tartu University TV channel:

Concert in the international festival in Chisinau in Moldova 02.07.2016

Spring concert in Tartu 13.05.2016

Concert in Võru 09.04.2015

Jubilee concert of 70 years anniversary of the ensemble in Tartu 14.03.2015

Outside concert in Setomaa 16.08.2014

Concert in Kadrina 28.04.2013


Photo of all members of Folk Dance Ensemble of Tartu University at Tartu county folk dance festival in May 2016:
All members of Folk Dance Ensemble of Tartu University at Tartu county folk dance festival in May 2016