With only few weeks of summer vacation left it’s time to get ready for the new dance year! We welcome all dancers of any skill level to our troupe, and offer many opportunities to dance on stage for public events. Our registration page is already active for all our groups. Please register via our website at: http://polanie.org/registration/. The senior group classes will begin on Monday September 12th with an open class. Meanwhile enjoy the last weeks of the summer vacation!
This 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of our dance group since its founding in 1956. On November 5th we will be holding a banquet to celebrate this milestone. Tickets will be on sale in early September. If you have any archival pictures, footage or anecdotes that you would like to share about the dance group please contact us. Hope to see you there! We will be posting more details online in September.
During this summer vacation a few of our dancers had a chance to meet with one of our favourite Polish folk groups, the fabulous Rokiczanka, in their home town of Rokitno. We greatly enjoyed our evening and and even got some news about their new video. Unfortunately the taping started two weeks after our departure. We are looking forward to watching the next instalment on their YouTube channel. We are also very grateful for a gift of their first CD signed by all group members.
On July 26th Ottawa’s Polonia bid farewell to Marcin Bosacki, Poland’s Ambassador to Canada as his 3-year mission drew to an end. Representatives of the Polanie Dance Group presented flowers to the Ambassador on behalf of the Polish-Canadian community at the event hosted by the Canadian Polish Congress in the Dom Polski SPK. The folk dance ensemble is very appreciative of both the Ambassador’s support and the opportunities it has had to participate in various Embassy initiatives during his posting. We wish Pan Bosacki all the best in the next stage of his public service career.