Something which i learned over the past while is that the arts played a special part in the lives of the Transylvania Saxons.
Dancing and Eating.
I think it is possibly because to enjoy the people around you, there needed something for them. The men had beer and wine and the music bands, the women had their needle crafts.
But there was dancing.
The Saxons managed to keep it part of their lives along with their songs and a certain love of hard work and life.
I think dancing became their way to leave the hard work behind. It served them well as they are creative in many forms. it worked well.