Welcome to Piast Polish Dance Ensemble
Piast Polish Dance Ensemble is an Edmonton Society founded in 2008 with the purpose of preserving and showcasing Polish dance and folklore by offering a challenging, quality dance program. Piast is for dancers aged 12 and up and all youth are welcome! Under the direction of the Artistic Director Walenty Michalik, dancers in Piast are provided with a strong background in both Polish national and regional dances, and dance technique. Dancers also benefit from a better understanding of Polish culture and explore different interpretations of the Polish dance form
The Piast ensemble develops team work, fosters a high standard of citizenship in Canadians of Polish descent and promotes Polish dance, music, folklore and ethnography in the form of seminars and workshops.
In its short existance Piast has already performed 17 times, some of which are performances at Heritage Day Celebration in Edmonton and the International Children's Festival in Iwonicz Zdroj, Poland.
Piast's repertoire includes dances and songs from different regions of Poland such as Przeworsk, Pogorze, Sacz, Kaszuby, Lublin, Beskid Slaski, as well as the Polish national dances Polonez and Krakowiak.
For registration information please contact us!