A private viewing of this dance group kept our hearts pumping!
Jim and I visited Lithuania where we were hosted by teachers and musicians. What a trip it was. We started out in Vilnius, the capital city, then moved on to Trakai and Kaunus. Oh, and by the way, the food is amazing!
The entire folk music group prepared a show just for us. We watched in awe as they stomped, swirled, sang, played instruments. It was spell-binding.
I do try to see the folk show that many tourist areas offer. Yes, they can be cheesy, but the reality is, I cannot always time my visits when they are having festivals or other occasions where traditional music is being played. I love the costumes, singing, and dance numbers. This one, however, was not for the public and it was amazing. Of course, they invited us to join in for about an hour, and what fun we had!
Lithuania is proud of their traditional dance history. Each year they host festivals where you can see some. Check out the Lithuania Website for more info.
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Have you been to Lithuania? Maybe next summer is your chance!