The folk dance group ‘Pēda’ was founded in kolkhoz (collective farm)‘Aizkraukle’ in 15th of December 1988. Home for ‘Pēda’ is the Aizkraukle Recreation Centre. In 1988 the group was given the name ‘Pēda’ (The Foot).
The folk dance group ‘Pēda’ has participated in all (6) Overall Latvian Song and Dance Festival, which had been taking place from 1990 and in Song and Dance Celebration ‘Rīgai – 800’ in 2001. In 2008 ‘Pēda’ was the participant in dance performance ‘No sirsniņas sirsniņai’ which was one of events in Dance Celebration.
Recently ‘Pēda’ have won several diplomas of first level in Aizkraukle district dancing competitions. ‘Pēda’ had also participated in Youth Dancing Competition ‘Vidzemes trejdeksnis’ at various times and had won the third place in 2000. In Dance Creation Competition in Valmiera ‘Pēda’ had been approved by performances with choreography of U.Stakle – ‘Mazā Jūle’ un ‘Medņivietis’ (in 2000).
‘Pēda’ gives concerts in some corporative events, as well as organizes Christmas celebrations for children.
We welcome anyone who in these years has danced in "The foot", he`s ours. So in 2011th we created a middle-aged dance group.
The collective is formed not only by dance traditions, but also the wonderful traditions common recreational moments.
Remember - If the foot itch, there will be a large dancing!
About the collective:
The motto: If the foot itches, it will be a great dancing!