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Mondays, 5, 12, 19 & 26 November 2018
20:00 - 22:00
WEJśCIóWKA, Plac Teatralny 1, Toruń, Poland

We invite you to join the common practice of playing traditional dance tunes. We play a traditional repertoire of Polish and Swedish dances as well as balfolk tunes. The session meetings are dedicated for both experienced in playing dance tunes and beginners. Dancers are very welcome at the session meetings too.

Looking for playing traditional tunes together!

Wednesdays, 7, 14 & 21 November 2018
19:30 - 21:30
Studio DFNS, Rynek Nowomiejski 27, Toruń, Poland

We invite all willing to learn traditional dances for n obrotów dancing classes! In the classes we provide a dance explanation from beginner's and technical tips for already dancers. The plan for the meetings is related to n obrotów dancing parties and concerts to dance. It derives mostly from dance culture of Poland, Sweden and french balfolk. You can participate in both, or only in the first or second part.

Admission conditions for one hour of classes:

Organizational guidelines:


Saturday, 10 November 2018
19:00 | 20:00
WEJśCIóWKA, Plac Teatralny 1, Toruń, Poland

19:00 Free intro for new dancers
20:00 Potańc

We invite you to a dance evening in the trad & balfolk style with music that draws on old patterns and, at the same time, sounds attractive and modern. The dance is a great time to meet friends, to enjoy drinks from the bar and share emotions on the dance floor. Impressions and joyful thoughts stay in your head for a long time after the event.

If you feel not adequately prepared and familiar with the rules of dance, we invite you for a free one-hour-long introduction, during which we will show you the steps of the most popular dances and introduce you to the secrets of the trad & balfolk style. The instruction starts at 19.00!

Potańc is a traditional dance party with a music and dance repertoire derived from the old Polish village tradition, but also from the Swedish and French culture and various parts of Europe. The dance evening repertoire will feature traditional dances in pairs, circles or chains. You may expect Polish, Swedish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Breton and French balfolk dances. The Potańc program includes concerts of agregandado and session musicians playing for dancers.
Entrance free and voluntary.

open stage - playlist for artists and bands:
We invite musicians and singers to participate in playing for dancers in the open stage! If you are able to perform dance tunes, you have prepared a repertoire for Polish, Swedish, French, Breton dances, or from other parts of Europe, and willingness to play or sing a few tunes for Potańc - you are welcome! In order to ensure a good quality composition of the performances in the Potańc program and for organizational purposes, please complete the short application form.

Sunday, 11 November 2018
13:00 - 21:00
the MKiDN courtyard, Krakowskie Przedmieście 15/17, Warszawa, Poland

As part of the Niepodległa Festival in Krakowskie Przedmieście, the All Mazurkas of the World Foundation invites you to DANCE TENT, in the courtyard of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, where we celebrate 100 anniversary of independence with dance and music. The bands from different parts of Poland will play to dance, and the basic steps of regional dances will be taught by the dancers accompanying these bands. Piotr and Bogumiał Zgorzelscy (Traditional Dance Academy) and members of the Warsaw University of Technology Song and Dance Ensemble will help everey willing to dance during the whole event. The organizer of the event is the "Niepodległa" Program Office. The curator of this place will be Janusz Prusinowski.

Among the teachers conducting the dances are also "n obrotów" group members: Dominik Wóltański and Małgorzata Baran. You're welcome!

The "Polish dances" tent program:
13:00 – 14:00 POLISH ANTHEM played on folk instruments and MAZUREK & OBEREK - dance workshop.
14:00 – 15:00 KRAKOWIAK - dance workshop
15:00 – 16:00 WIWAT - dance workshop
16:00 – 17:00 POLISH TANGO - dance workshop
17:00 – 18:00 KOŃ - dance workshop
18:00 – 19:00 PISANY - dance workshop
19:00 – 20:00 POLKA - dance workshop
20:00 – 21:00 KUJAWIAK, POLONEZ - dance workshop

Friday - Sunday, 16 - 18 November 2018
Klub Pod Kolumnami, pl. św. Macieja 21, Wrocław, Poland
RDZPiT "Wrocław", ul. Kościuszki 35A, Wrocław, Poland

Chatka tańca is a Wrocław circle of lovers of traditional culture. At the invitation of the Chatka tańća n obrotów and agregandado join in the celebration of 10 years of activity:

Saturday, 17 November 2018
12:00-16:00 Spinning dancea workshop - n obrotów group from Toruń
Klub Pod Kolumnami, pl. św. Macieja 21, Wrocław

12:00 Kujawiak - workshop on Polish spinning dance of mazurek family
Kujawiak in its non-stylized form – forgotten until not a long time ago – in essence is a mix of dances consisting of slow “chodzony” with figures, proper kujawiak and quick oberek. Proper kujawiak is based on a characteristic pulse, which in the performance of dancers is adapted to the extended rubato played by musicians. Kujawiak, though slower than oberek, can be much faster than its stage forms or “national” kujawiak.
We invite you to learn the proper kujawiak. During the workshop we will learn the technique of pulse based on the spinning in a couple dance at an easy and moderate pace. The program will include exercises for leading and following in a couple, recognizing the kujawiak rhythm and reacting to the rubato, mastering effective and comfortable spinning. The form of kujawiak presented at the workshop is a reconstruction based on own research. It has been presented many times, including several editions of the Festival All Mazurkas of the World and on online lessons of the video channel Taniec Tradycyjnej.

14:00 Polska - workshop on the Swedish traditional dance, historically related to old Polish dances
Popular and essential in Sweden traditional Polish dance (in Swedish language: Polish) has recently gained a very high popularity at balfolk events throughout Europe. In Poland, the polska dance should feel like at home. The subject of the workshop is the basic version of polska dance, the most popular and danced at festivals. During the workshops, we will recognize the most important elements of polska and we will move in the arranged way from the walking dance to the spin. We will pay attention to the comfortable holding in pair, non-stressed and trustworthy leading/following in dance, foreseeableness of movement and getting in touch in pair. Dances will be repetadly presented and explained at key moments. The planned workshop path will lead us to reach confidence, comfort and lightness of dance even on tight and crowded dance floors.

19:00 Dance party:
"Wrocław" National Lower Silesian Dance & Song Group, ul. Kościuszki 35A, Wrocław

Bands that will play for dancers:
agregandado - Polish and Swedish traditional dances and also others
Kapela na poczekaniu - Polish and Balkan traditional dances and also others

Małgorzata Szarycz Irish Spin - will lead Irish group dances Céilidh
Hucul dances will be lead by Halina Czekanowska (Śpiewogra Ukrainian-Polish folk band)

Detailed info and full program on the event page.