Dance company of the Polish YMCA


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Support Mazury - Aviva Community Funding Voting

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 (it takes 2 minutes to do and only needs an email address) . Your support means so much to us as a group, as it means that we can continue to thrive, perform and support our local youth network.

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Mazury entertain the midnight revellers at Wilderness Festival
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Camping, cocktail making, cooling off in shady lake, forest foraging, feathers, music & mischief... all part of a wonderful weekend of festivity! Joining a line up that included: Bastille, Groove Armada, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Mazury performances with a difference took place in the beautiful grounds of Cornbury Park in the Cotswolds this weekend during the 2018 WILDERNESS FESTIVAL. Providing an immersive experience for late night revellers who made it to the dell of creativity in the secret piano bar, Mazury were part of the ‘Skilamalink’ family: inviting all to rejoice & relinquish any inhibitions, taking all on a hazy, hedonistic and foot stomping experience until the early hours... Thank you WILDERNESS 2018!

Mazury perform at Ognisko Summer BBQ
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On Sunday 15th July Mazury performed as part of the Ognisko Polskie's Summer Party! This was Mazury's 3rd year and we were delighted to perform there again! This was a BBQ with a difference, there was delicious Polish food to indulge in as everyone relaxed with friends in a leafy spot in South Kensington, with live music from the talented Karolinka London Singers & the wonderfully quirky Mee & the Band. All of this, and the traditional ending of the kominek/campfire singalong, made sure it was another unmissable event!

Mazury join forces with Hunique
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Dance, music, sun & song was the order of the day at this year’s return celebration of Hungarian Culture Day! Thank you to Boldizsar Acsai & Hunique Dance for inviting us to perform. We loved having the chance once again to watch your amazing energy & skills! Anita Dudás, the young children were a credit to you! From hauntingly beautiful a cappella song, to gypsy music & dance, from stunning rhythmic clapping & toe-tapping to the hugely talented band (that included the less commonly heard cimbalom)... Saturday 16th June showcased the very best of Hungary’s rich culture & folk traditions.