The aim of this comparative research was to map the emergence of folk dance groups, ant to assess the role of folk dance in preserving Estonianism among Estonians in exile. For Estonians, their national format became the politically correct form of self-expression. For long decades this form, comprising folk costumes, songs and dance festivals in a national romantic spirit, ond originating from the period on national awakening, has suited Estonians.
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