Programs that provide classes or individual lessons for people who want to learn or perfect their skills in folk dancing, any of a variety of ethnic dances such as the czardas, folklorico, polka, mazurka or schottische that developed among the common people of a country and were passed from generation to generation as a part of their traditions.
Specific neighbourhoods within communities that have marketplaces, shops, restaurants, entertainment and other amenities that reflect the cultural heritage and traditions of different ethnocultural groups.
Organizations such as Sons of Italy that provide an opportunity for individuals who have a common cultural heritage to meet and socialize through dances, parties, picnics, barbecues, events for children and other companionable activities. Some organizations may also offer lecture series which address topics of interest to the membership or provide opportunities for involvement in charitable fundraising and other similar activities.
Programs that coordinate heritage events that celebrate the culture of one community but are open for all to enjoy such as Greek festivals, Chinese New Year celebrations, Oktoberfests and Caribana parades which feature music, art, crafts, dance, food, games, drama and other activities that reflect the cultural heritage, traditions and skills of a particular community, culture or era.
Organizations that work for the preservation and promotion of the traditions, values and lifestyles of different cultural groups; organize activities and events which promote cultural exchange locally, regionally and nationally; and seek to encourage understanding and respect for different cultural heritages among youthful members of the group as well as the mainstream population.
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