The Krakowiaki Dancers
Performance Schedule




2016

August 19 - 21    camping at Secret Passage Ranch in Virginia
August 27           rehearsal

September  3     Lindsay Lipinski's wedding at the American Visionary Arts Museum  8:45 - 9:30 pm.
September 10    Holy Rosary Polish Fall Festival
September 17    Rehearsal
September 24    Rehearsal

October  1         Rehearsal
October  2         Pulaski Parade in Philadelphia
October  8         Rehearsal
October 15        Rehearsal
October 22        Rehearsal
October 29        Rehearsal

November  5     Rehearsal
November 12    Rehearsal
November 19    Rehearsal
November 24    Thanksgiving Polka Mass at Sacred Heart of Mary in Dundalk
November 26   No rehearsal   Happy Thanksgiving

December  3    Rehearsal
December 10   Rehearsal
        PNA Christmas Party TBD (10th or 17th)
December 17   Rehearsal
December 18   Polish Home Children's Christmas Party performance
December 23   PCAM Christmas Caroling
December 24   No rehearsal  Wigilia
December 25   Wesołych Swiąt
December 31   No rehearsal  New Year's Eve

2017

January  1       Happy New Year
January  7       Rehearsal



The Country Bingo would like to thank all the sponsors and supporters.  Looking forward to a grand 2017!




Several of the Krakowiaki Dancers performing at the 2nd annual Polish Day Festival at the American Legion in Rosedale (2012). 
The Dancers meet on Saturday mornings for the youngsters, and Saturday afternoon for the 'elder' members of the troupe.  Sessions are taught by Melissa Kalinowski, with a special program administered by Maks Bondyra. 
For more information contact Melissa at 443-839-3993 (Kdancersbaltimore@yahoo.com)

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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 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 have also had ample oppurtunities to entertain and bring smiles and tears to those in nursing homes, hospitals, and orphanages.

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 maintainance 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.

The 2015 Krakowiaki Dance Group consists of 22 members and still going strong carrying the beauty of our Polish heritage in the Baltimore area and surrounding vicinities.

A few minutes with the Kraowiaki Dancers performing at the 3rd Annual Polish Day in Rosedale.                                                                                                                                                                              

The Wianki performance went well.  We're sorry we have no pictures or video at this time, but Krakowiaki has a page on Facebook where many pictures abound.
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