PAFDC Children

The Polish American Folk Dance Company Children's group is being led by Diana Chroscielewski. The guiding principle of the children’s ensemble is to instill, from an early age, an admiration of Polish folklore that will allow the children to embrace with pride the rich cultural heritage of Poland. Children as young as 4 years of age are instructed in basic folk dance steps, authentic dances, and traditional folk songs. The current repertoire includes the Krakowiak, the Polonez, dances from the Slask and Lublin regions and several folk songs.

In 2007 the children were filmed for the soon-to-be-opened, permanent “World Brooklyn” exhibit at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Moreover, in the mere four years since the group’s inception, the children have had the privilege of being instructed on 3 separate occasions by members of the world-renowned “Mazowsze” song and dance ensemble. Several dances in the current program have been choreographed by these professional Polish folk dancers.

We welcome all children eager to learn the beautiful, melodic traditional Polish folk songs and dances in a disciplined, fun environment. The children’s group is divided into 2 classes since the membership now boasts nearly 30 dancers. Children age 8-13 meet at 5pm while younger children age 4-7 meet at 6pm each Friday evening from September through June.

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Merit of Culture from Republic of Poland

The Polish American Folk Dance Company (PAFDC) proudly received the recognition of Merit of Culture from the Republic of Poland for promoting Polish folk culture in the United States.

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Repertoire and Costumes

PAFDC has a repertoire in excess of 25 folk dance suites from different regions of Poland and owns over 600 individual costumes. See current list of repertoire and some photos of our beautiful costumes.
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New York State Council on the Arts              Materials for the Arts
PAFDC's performances are made possible, in part, with public funds
from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Materials for the Arts

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