Purpurit Dancers Founded in 1973, Purpurit is a Finnish-Canadian folk dance group. Purpurit perform at local and international festivals including Kaustinen Folk Festival, Expo ‘86, Finnish Canadian Grand Festivals, and at Finn Fest USA. Purpurit have traveled to Australia and toured the Nordic countries with great success. Purpurit welcomes all experienced and beginner dancers.
PURPURIT is a Finnish Canadian Folk Dance Group sponsored by the Vancouver Finlandia Club.
The group’s name is derived from “Purpuri” or potpurri which, in Finnish folk dance terms, is the name given to long ceremonial dances which probably originated as a series of small dances popular during the second half of the 19th century.