Tantsulaager registration deadline in 2 weeks; over 50 participants registered!

Update/Teade #153


Registration still open for September 9 to 11, 2022 "naisrühma tantsulaager"

Women in Estonian folk costume
Hakkame sättima! ("getting set"!). Photo: Tiina Tuul Photography

Already over 50 participants have signed up, from various parts of North America! Sign up for women's weekend dance workshop "Nou Pois Äläud" before September 2, 2022, the cutoff for registration.


The head chef and sous chefs have developed the weekend's menu, the instructors have their flights booked!


Marika Järvet and Ave Anslan, above, both key organisers of women's folkdance celebrations in Estonia having taken on lead artistic direction roles with both Tantsupidu and Naiste Tantsupidu, have their flights booked. Marika & Ave will be travelling from Estonia to whip "Nou Pois Äläud" participants into shape in time for the performance (to which all are invited) around noon on Sunday September 11, 2022 at Jõekääru.


To prime the weekend, Viive Tork-Hiis provides an opening talk "Dance as Spiritual Ritual in our Ancestors' Belief System".


Katrin Kütti-Otsa, no stranger to the Jõekääru kitchen, is looking after nourishment for the weekend, together with Kai Eichenbaum and Anneliis Põldre. They have developed and tested recipes that are "healthy AND delicious" and which take into account dietary restrictions and allergies.

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Participants from all over North America have registered - the youngest is 18, the oldest is 80 !

The weekend workshop takes place at Jõekääru on September 9-11. Jõekääru is an Estonian children's summer campground and an event venue about an hour's drive north of Toronto.


"Nou Pois Äläud" offers a fresh route to the women's dances at Tantsupidu 2025. All info is on the website, the weekend is for women 18+, non-binary and woman-identifying welcome, no upper limit on age or number of knee or hip replacements. The youngest registrant is 18 and so far, the oldest is 80!


It is organised by arts charity Estonian Arts Centre, the charity associated with KESKUS International Estonian Centre and supported by Estonian Foundation of Canada and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia (Kultuurkapital).


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