The folk dance society Kandali was founded in Tallinn, 1978 and about 900 juveniles have danced there since then. Kandali’s repertoire consists of old Estonian folk dances, party games and stylized dances, most of them are vivid, joyful and sizzle. A lot of them tell to the audience some story about old Estonians lifestyle and activities so they can give a little overview about ups and downs of life and traditions of Estonian forebears. The dancers wear Estonian national folk costumes which are colourful and beautiful with many embroideries and other decorations.
Dancers have two purposes, performing and travelling. Kandali has performed about 1750 times and visited more than 50 different countries in Europe, Asia, America and Australia.
Kandali’s leader is from very beginning mr. Valdo Rebane. The folkdance society has a lot of friend in different countries and many of them have visited Kandali’s dancers as well. Group's members are sure that friends are the best things what they have.
Folkdance Group “Kärutajad” (Käru, Estonia): : Kärutajad, a folkdance group from Käru borough, was born in autumn 2007 when some activists wanted to practice folk dance. The beginning was hard because most of the members had no dance experience nor folk costumes for performances. The enthusiastic group could despite of all difficulties learn needful repertoire for performances and order the nice local folk costumes. They have taken part in several local cultural events, Estonian dance festival and Europeade folkfestivals in Klaipeda (Lithuania 2009), Bolzano (Italy 2010), Tartu (Estonia 2011), Gotha (Germany 2013), Kielce (Poland 2014), Turku (Finland 2017) and International Festivals in China Beijing (2010) and Shanghai (2016), Nepal (2012), Belarussia (2011, 2013), in Villach Austria (2012) and Borneo in Indonesia (2015). For the local community they are the representation folkdance group. Leader and teacher of Kärutajad is mr. Valdo Rebane.