The Krakowiaki Dancers
 Schedule of Events


February 4  -  Rehearsal
February 10-  Girl Scouts performance Fallston  1 PM
February 11-  Rehearsal
February 18-  Rehearsal
February 24-  Girl Scouts performance Perry Hall  1 PM
February 25-  Rehearsal

March 4  -  Rehearsal
March 11-  Rehearsal
March 18-  Rehearsal
March 25-  Rehearsal  1 PM (Palm Sunday)

April 1  -  Happy Easter!  (No rehearsal)
April 2  -  Dyngus Day performance  Mass at 4 PM at Holy Rosary followed by performances at PNA
April 15-  Rehearsal
April 22-  Rehearsal
April 29-  Katyń Remembrance at the Memorial


June 2 -   Southwest Academy performance at 12pm.  Be there 11 am.

June 23 - Wianki in D.C. scheduled

The Country Bingo would like to thank all the sponsors and supporters.  Looking forward to a grand 2018!

The Dancers meet on Sunday afternoons for rehearsals.  Sessions are taught by Melissa Kalinowski, with a special program administered by Maks Bondyra. 
For more information contact Melissa at 443-839-3993 (

Country Bingo Sponsors from past years:

Radabaugh Florist
Whitetail Resort
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
Kielbasa Factory
Liberty Mountain
Poppyfield Press
Ripken Baseball

Keep these businesses in mind while out shopping or online shopping!
Any businesses wishing to sponsor our fundraiser, please contact Melissa!

The Krakowiaki Dance Group was started after World War II (circa1950) under the Polish Natioal Alliance Women's Division.  Rehearsals took place at the PNA when it was located on Fleet Street, around the block from its present location.  The group consisted of eight members.  They later moved to the Polish Home Club on Broadway for a short while.  Then, in 1968, they moved to the present location on Eastern Avenue of the Polish National Alliance.  In 1971 they took on the name Krakowiaki Dancers, and was primarily sponsored by Lodge 339 of PNA.  They rapidly grew to fifty members.

The dance group has been fortunate enough to perform at many prestigious events including ethnic festivals in Baltimore and Ocean City, MD, Schneckesville, PA, and Williamsburg, VA.  They've participated in National Jamborees held at Alliance College in Cambridge Springs, PA, Niles College in Chicago, IL, the Benedictine University in Lisle, IL, St. Joseph's College in West Hartford, CT, and Orchard Lake School in Orchard Lake, MI.  They've also performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, United States Naval Academy, the Engineers Club, Fort Meade, Maryland Historical Society, The Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C., and the Walter's Art Museum in conjunction with their exhibit "The Land of the Winged Horsemen".  They also perform at the Annual Dyngus Day celebration each Easter Monday at the Polish National Alliance Council 21 building.

They have also had ample oppurtunities to entertain and bring smiles and tears to those in nursing homes, hospitals, and orphanages.  They have performed for weddings, retirement and birthday parties, multicultural festivals, and many various community events promoting Polish culture with the young and the young at heart.

Dance seminars and summer camps are attended annually to change and update material.  Every summer numerous members, aged 10 to 15,  attend a summer youth course in Michigan.  There they learn Polish songs and dances, begin learning the language, and learn some of Poland's fine arts and crafts. Here the dancers and their families are treated to a summer picnic, a Christmas party, and an Easter egg hunt.  These are provided at no cost.

As a non-profit group they charge no fees for performances.  Support over the years has come in many ways.  Through bake sales and donations, stands at many Polish Festivals and mainly their annual Country Bingo, funds are raised for the purchase and maintenance of costumes, music, and equipment.  The national PNA headquarters in Chicago, and Lodge 339 and Council 21 locally lend their support also in many ways.

Besides giving back to the community and promoting the heritage, each child who partakes in this endeavor, not only has fun, but attains a higher level of self-esteem, acquires knowledge of the culture, travels to new places and forms lasting friendships.

The 2018 Krakowiaki Dance Group consists of 26 members and is still going strong carrying the beauty of our Polish heritage in the Baltimore and surrounding locales.

If you would like to learn more about the group, please do not hesitate to contact them, or 'Like' them on facebook under Krakowiaki Dance Group.  They thank you for your continued support so they can continue promoting their legacy.

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