Pärnu folk dance ensemble Kajakas was founded in 1951 and its current director is Rita Mändla. The ensemble is composed of 6 dance groups with dancers aged 12- 58. Of these six troupes, the advanced youth folk dance troupe will be coming to Portland.

Kajakas has performed in Europe, in Africa and also in America.  The dance group performs traditional Estonian folk dances, as well as theatrical and choreographed dance performances.