Polish Dance Ensemble

Polanie Polish Song & Dance Association is a Polish folk dance group operating out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Since its origins in 1977, Polanie is focused on youth development that revolves around their Polish community, local Parish, and the greater Canadian community. To know Polanie, it is essential to examine the three fundamental cornerstones of the organization: a Proud Polish Heritage, the pursuit of Dance Excellence, and Canadian Multiculturalism.

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Polanie Auditions

Sept, 2020

Sept, 2020

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Polish Canadian Cultural Centre

Polish Canadian Cultural Centre


The XX Annual Polish Dance Championships

Sep 25-26, 2020

Sep 25-26, 2020

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wieliszew, Poland

Wieliszew, Poland


Annual Masquerade Ball

Oct, 2020

Oct, 2020

7:00 pm - 2:00 am

7:00 pm - 2:00 am

Polish Canadian Cultural Centre

Polish Canadian Cultural Centre

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Proud Heritage

The history of Polish people is one of resilience through hardship; therefore, Polish Dance exudes the pride and vibrance of Poles and the strength of their nation. Poland is a nation known for its bravery, faith and solidarity. Despite immense loss and suffering throughout partitions, WWI and WWII, cultural practices and ways prevailed. Despite adversity, Polish people persisted in artistic and academic expressions, humour and faith. The regaining of the Independence of Poland (1918) is a major milestone of “survivance” of Poland and prevalence of Proud Polish Heritage. After Nazi occupation in WWII (1939-1945), when majority of original Polish Folk music traditions were stolen or destroyed, Poland comprehensively initiated a nationwide effort to re-record the distinctive music by Polish Folk Ensembles from across the country. A Polish Dance Ensemble symbolizes the revival of the culture and history and is an extension of solidarity where passionate individuals gather to celebrate and connect to the beauty and depth of the Polish people and their ways. “Let us remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm and look forward to the future with confidence,” (St. Pope John Paul II).

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Proud Heritage

The history of Polish people is one of resilience through hardship; therefore, Polish Dance exudes the pride and vibrance of Poles and the strength of their nation. Poland is a nation known for its bravery, faith and solidarity. Despite immense loss and suffering throughout partitions, WWI and WWII, cultural practices and ways prevailed. Despite adversity, Polish people persisted in artistic and academic expressions, humour and faith. The regaining of the Independence of Poland (1918) is a major milestone of “survivance” of Poland and prevalence of Proud Polish Heritage. After Nazi occupation in WWII (1939-1945), when majority of original Polish Folk music traditions were stolen or destroyed, Poland comprehensively initiated a nationwide effort to re-record the distinctive music by Polish Folk Ensembles from across the country. A Polish Dance Ensemble symbolizes the revival of the culture and history and is an extension of solidarity where passionate individuals gather to celebrate and connect to the beauty and depth of the Polish people and their ways. “Let us remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm and look forward to the future with confidence,” (St. Pope John Paul II).


Dance Excellence

The pursuit of Polish Dance Excellence has been the guiding light of Polanie for forty years and counting. It is a common thread bonding everyone within the association and running right through the heart of the local Polish community. The quest to attain excellence in Polish Folk Dance remains a fundamental cornerstone of the ensemble. The term of excellence pertains to maintenance of authenticity and merit of artistic traditions and techniques in practice and performance alike. Polanie is distinguished in its commitment to bring Polish Heritage to the forefront, delivering outstanding entertainment due to its enrichment of the artistic development of youth. Dance excellence is effectively obtained through intensive instruction and training resulting in lively and high quality interpretations of Polish Dance form throughout its dynamic repertoire.

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Dance Excellence

The pursuit of Polish Dance Excellence has been the guiding light of Polanie for forty years and counting. It is a common thread bonding everyone within the association and running right through the heart of the local Polish community. The quest to attain excellence in Polish Folk Dance remains a fundamental cornerstone of the ensemble. The term of excellence pertains to maintenance of authenticity and merit of artistic traditions and techniques in practice and performance alike. Polanie is distinguished in its commitment to bring Polish Heritage to the forefront, delivering outstanding entertainment due to its enrichment of the artistic development of youth. Dance excellence is effectively obtained through intensive instruction and training resulting in lively and high quality interpretations of Polish Dance form throughout its dynamic repertoire.

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Multiculturalism

Multiculturalism in Canada is a significant policy (1971) that invites people from around the world for the opportunity to start anew. This beautiful melting pot culture in Canada affirms the value and dignity of diverse backgrounds and cultural practices. It is because of multiculturalism that organizations such as Polanie can express their passion for traditional Polish Song and Dance and the customs and stories from which they originate. This allows for opportunity for various declarations of collective identities, whilst remaining connected to all those proudly identify as Canadian. Song and Dance multiculturalism is an exquisite gift when so many people can come together to share their heritage through art. These various art forms are shared and presented in many unique ways. Polish Dance multiculturalism exists across Canada and throughout the world, taking on various awe- inspiring interpretations of regional customs of Poland. Polanie is simultaneously ever- evolving and staying true to the roots of Poland to present our strong relationship with our Polish origins. We are blessed to have the freedom to do so, here in Canada.

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Multiculturalism

Multiculturalism in Canada is a significant policy (1971) that invites people from around the world for the opportunity to start anew. This beautiful melting pot culture in Canada affirms the value and dignity of diverse backgrounds and cultural practices. It is because of multiculturalism that organizations such as Polanie can express their passion for traditional Polish Song and Dance and the customs and stories from which they originate. This allows for opportunity for various declarations of collective identities, whilst remaining connected to all those proudly identify as Canadian. Song and Dance multiculturalism is an exquisite gift when so many people can come together to share their heritage through art. These various art forms are shared and presented in many unique ways. Polish Dance multiculturalism exists across Canada and throughout the world, taking on various awe- inspiring interpretations of regional customs of Poland. Polanie is simultaneously ever- evolving and staying true to the roots of Poland to present our strong relationship with our Polish origins. We are blessed to have the freedom to do so, here in Canada.

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