Maie Pau is leading the Folk Dance Group “Kannel”, Female Dance Group “Tsõõr” and Children’s Folk Dance Group “Tsõõrike” in Võru.
The Folk Dance Group “Kannel” was summoned for Maie’s diploma performance. The Female Dance Group was formed two years later. “Kannel” and “Tsõõr” practice in Võru Culture House, but the Children’s Folk Dance Group “Tsõõrike” practices in Võru I Basic School.
Throughout these years, Maie’s dance groups have danced both Estonian and treated folk dances. Maie has paid special attention to the local folklore and to the dances created by Kai Leete.
Maie has been with the Võru Folklore Festival from the beginning and she has been the programme leader through the years. In addition, she has been the general leader of Võru dance festivals for years, but also an assistant at Tallinn’s Dance Celebrations.
Maie is developing, guiding and promoting the folklore life of Võru county. She is also organizing the annual Võrumaa Children’s Folklore Day and she has danced in the Dance Leaders’ Folk Dance Group.