Dance company of the Polish YMCA
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Mazury Dance Company of the Polish YMCA

Mazury - Dance Company of the Polish YMCA

Mazury Dance Company is an internationally acclaimed Polish folk song and dance group. It is one of the largest and longest-established Polish dance groups in the UK. Set up in 1949, we have more than 120 members across three groups. Over the years we have performed Polish national and regional songs and dances to audiences throughout the UK and Europe. Our colourful and beautiful costumes, energetic and exuberant dances, evoke the unquenchable spirit of Poland! As a charity ourselves we strive to raise money and awareness for both ourselves and other community organisations like us, through both our performances and various events throughout the year, please get in contact if you would like to join us.

Mazury 70th Anniversary Show

Sunday 3rd March 2019

Come join us for an exciting celebration of our 70 years of Polish dancing, singing and music at the stunning New Wimbledon Theatre

Tickets are now on sale for the Mazury 70th Anniversary show via the Wimbledon Theatre box office or website. To purchase tickets please click here to be directed to the New Wimbledon Theatre website for more information.

Support Mazury

Aviva Community Funding Grant - Voting closes 20th November 2018

As part of Mazury’s preparation to celebrate it’s 70th year we are running extra workshops to make sure our big performance is March is the best experience for all that come to see it, to enable us to run these workshops we have applied for a grant from the Aviva Community Funding Programme, this will help to cover the running costs of these workshops along with the hall hire where they will take place.

From its modest start in 1949, Mazury has become an ever-expanding outlet for young people to come together and experience not only the joy of dancing and singing together but to enjoy the much needed social contact which, with the closure of so many youth clubs, is nowadays often hard to find. Mazury welcomes young people (aged 7+), and through dance workshops boosts their self-confidence, their physical well-being and provides real-life experiences of leadership and teamwork. With over 100 members of the group, the project will have a huge impact not only on the group itself but also on the local community. 

As a charity based group finding funding is always difficult and with the rapidly expanding numbers within the company. So, if you would like to help Mazury continue with what they do, please visit the link to the Aviva Community programmes page and register to vote for Mazury. Your support means so much to us as a group so that we can continue to thrive, perform and support our local youth network. https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/Mazury

 

Contact

➤ Rehearsals - Take place on Fridays

Junior group (age 7-11): 6-7pm
Middle group (age 11-16): 7-8pm
Senior group (age 17+): 8-10pm

➤ Rehearsal Location

All Saints Church Hall, Elm Grove Road, London W5 3JH

☎ Mazury CONTACT

Mazury Dance Company Headquarters:

Polska YMCA, 20 Gunnersbury Avenue, London W5 3QL

mazurycommittee@gmail.com

Zosia Lesiecka +44 (0)7515 362170

Polska YMCA +44 (0)20 8992 5699

Join us on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/mazurydancecompany/

And Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mazurylondon/

 

Latest shows 

What Have we been up to?

To see more visit our News page to see what we have been update 

New Term Started - Friday 7th september

MAZURY welcomed back all members on Friday 7th September! Entering our 70th year, we are CALLING ALL BOYS - from aged 7 (to adult!) to join us as we prepare for an exciting new season... Don't delay, contact us today!

Junior group (age 7-11): 6-7pm
Middle group (age 11-16): 7-8pm
Senior group (age 17+): 8-10pm

Most Recent Show:

3-5th Aug 2018: Mazury entertain the midnight revelers at Wilderness Festival this summer

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Upcoming Events

What’s coming up? Lots!

We have an exciting year ahead as we approach our 70th Anniversary in 2019, with an an eclectic mix of events already in the diary, we do hope that you will join us along the way to celebrate! If you would like any further information on these, please get in contact

11th November 2018: Royal Albert Hall- Koncert ‘Sto Lat’- marking Poland’s Independence Day celebrations
2 February 2019: Bal Polski, Hurlingham club
3 March 2019: 70th Anniversary Show at The New Wimbledon Theatre, London
5 October 2019: Mazury’s 70th Anniversary Ball, Copthorne Tara Hotel, South Kensington

Bal Polski tickets

Mazury shall be performing at the 47th Bal Polski on 2nd February 2019 at London’s Hurlingham Club.

For tickets and Bal information please visit  http://www.balpolski.org.uk/

What lies at heart?


Dance

"Hard work, ambition, talent, good luck, serendipity and above all, friendship, are what make Mazury" (Wlodek Lesiecki)

The primary reason we exist is to bring people together. Passion, fun and a commitment to upholding Polish culture and traditions through dance and song lie at our heart! We welcome people of all ages and abilities, with our youngest members starting from just 7 years old, with many people still dancing several decades on. Running all three groups are Artistic Director & Choreographer Zosia Lesiecka and her husband and Dance Instructor & Choreographer Lucjan Santos-Witkowski.



Music & Song

Maryla Kolendo, our Musical Director, is the talent and creativity behind our music and song. Passionate and knowledgable, Maryla will source original scores, and transpose pieces for the 7-piece band and choir.  



Costumes

Leading the way in keeping our costumes in order is Wisia Saller. Volunteers (comprising of group members, friends and family) embroider, maintain, sew and make our costumes and props. National costumes of Poland vary by region. We make every effort to maintain authenticity and to stay true to the origins and variations of each regional costume.


 

Get in touch

If you would like further information, or if you or your child would like to join, please either use the form on our Contact page or email us on mazurycommittee@gmail.com.  Please note that any information provided will only be used for contacting you regarding Mazury and Polish YMCA activities and events.

 
 
 
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We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
— Friederich Nietzsche