Last weekend the government held dance parties across the country, and according to Soltesz, about 5,000 young Hungarians took part. The program, called "Are you free for a dance?" was so successful the government is planning another round of parties in the fall.When the government is in the business of getting people to date and marry, that is really sad.
The parties included young people dancing to popular music in addition to instructors who would dance in other styles including ballroom, swing, ballet and folk dancing in costume.
Some cities didn't quite hit the right demographic of Hungarians. In the southern city of Pecs, local media reported that elderly women and families with young children were the majority in attendance.
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