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.
Fri 6th Sept - Mazury are back dancing!
This Friday 6th Septmeber Mazury are back rehearsing after their Summer Break, if you’re interested in joining us please do get in touch either by email at email@example.com or give our Artistic Director, Zosia Lesiecka, a call on +44 (0)7515 362170.
What’s coming up? Lots!
We are continuing our exciting year celebrating 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
28th September 2019: Mazury take part in the annual Dozynki harvest festival
5 October 2019: Mazury’s 70th Anniversary Ball, Copthorne Tara Hotel, South Kensington
9th & 10th November 2019: Mazury Seniors will be working hard at a Podhalanski Workshop
➤ Rehearsals - Take place on Fridays
following the School year CALENDAR at the following times
Junior group (age 7-11): 6-7pm (Waiting list at present)
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: Polska YMCA, 20 Gunnersbury Avenue, London W5 3QL
Zosia Lesiecka +44 (0)7515 362170
What Have we been up to?
To see more, visit our News page to see what we have been up to
Most Recent Show:
We’ve been having a bit of a break over the summer months, but check back soon for some more info on our fantastic shows coming up this dancing year!
What lies at heart?
"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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that any information provided will only be used for contacting you regarding Mazury and Polish YMCA activities and events.