DEKLARACJA ISTNIENIA ORGANIZACJI

Celem powstania i dzialalnosci zespolu jest wzbudzanie zainteresowania spoleczenstwa amerykanskiego oraz polonijnego polska kultura, poprzez prezentowanie autentycznych polskich piesni i tancow ludowych. Udzial w patriotycznych i polonijnych imprezach. Kultywowanie i rozwijanie zainteresowan polska kultura.                     

MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to stimulate public interest in Polish culture primarily through presentation of authentic Polish songs and dances, to allow participation in Polish cultural activities, to afford the public the opportunity to see and hear performances of the best of Polish culture, to encourage the development, and to educate the public and members of the organization.

GRUPATANECZNA 

Historia:       

Zespół Taneczny POLONIA, działający w Polsko Amerykańskim Klubie Polonez,  Fort Lauderdale,  powstal w 2014 roku.   Zespół prezentuje swój dorobek na imprezach klubowych oraz w środowisku amerykańskim.     

Zespół miał swoje początki w 2013 roku, kiedy to  zorganizowano w klubie Polonez kurs tańca towarzyskiego. Uczestnicy kursu postanowili przygotować nasz narodowy taniec POLONEZ na rozpoczęcie balu sylwestrowego,  który zaprezentowano z dużym powodzeniem.  Ten fakt wpłynął na podjęcie decyzji o przekształceniu kursu tańca na zespół taneczny. Postanowiono także rozszerzyć repertuar zespołu o inne tańce. Poczatkowo ograniczeni mozliwoscia zdobycia orginalnych polskich  strojow ludowych zespol opracowal w formie umozliwiajacej publiczny pokaz TANGO oraz WALC WIEDENSKI.

 Kolejnym punktem programu były TAŃCE STAREJ WARSZAWY.   Dużym wysiłkiem członków zespołu było przygotowanie kolejnej pozycji programu,  TAŃCE GÓRALI ŁĄCKICH. Czlonkowie zakupili oryginalne góralskie stroje. Program opracowano w oparciu na oryginalnej choreografii oraz muzyce góralskiej. Obecnie zespół pracuje nad kolejnym punktem programu,  TAŃCAMI ŚLĄSKIMI.   

  The Polish Dance Group ‘POLONIA’ was founded in 2014.  Its home base is the Polish-American Club of Fort Lauderdale.  It is here that they perform their dances as well as at other American sponsored events. The dance group’s beginnings go back to 2013 when the Polish- American Club decided to have a dance contest.  A group of entrants decided to enter this contest by dancing the ‘POLONNAISE’.

This was such a big hit that it led to the formation of the ‘POLONIA’ Dance Group and the rest is history.

Dyrektor:                             

Jerzy Zyczynski

Kierownikiem zespołu jest Jerzy Życzyński, absolwent Akademi Muzycznej w Krakowie i Choreograficznych Studiów Podyplomowych w Moskwie, oraz uczestnik wielu Kursów Folklorystycznych w Polsce. Wraz z założonym w 1981 roku Dziecięcym Zespołem Regionalnym "Sądeczoki" w MDK w Nowym Sączu,  brał udział w licznych koncertach i konkursach, oraz reprezentował Polskę na międzynarodowych festiwalach zdobywając wiele nagrod i wyróżnień. Kontakt – 954  292 - 9841 . Sympatycy i nowi tancerze ktorzy chca tanczyc w grupie sa mile widziani wiec zapraszamy do grona tanacznego.

The Director of the POLONIA Dance Group is Jerzy Zyczynski. Mr. Zyczynski’s credentials are as follows:  Graduate of the Krakow Music Academy, Choreography Studies in Moscow as well as various Polish Folklore Courses in Poland.  The director has participated in many concerts, dance recitals and contests both in Poland as well as internationally.

If you wish to join the group you may call 954-292-9841.

Kostiumy:                   

Halina  Elliott                                           

Pani Halina Elliott jest odpowiedzialna za stroje. Jej zaangażowanie i determinacja powodują, że zespół prezentuje się znakomicie. 

Mrs. Halina Elliot is responsible for the costume arrangement and selection. She is fully committed to the dancing group; therefore, the group always is dressed impeccably, looks great and presents itself wonderfully in their authentic folk costumes.

SOLISTKA ZESPOLU TANECZNEGO  

      Pani Halina Gormley jest odpowiedzialana za wokalne wspieranie grupy tanecznej w klubie „POLONEZ” poprzez spiewanie piosenek ludowych, np. Goralu czy Ci nie zal, itd.  Spiewajac w grupie tanecznej podkresla prezentacje zespolu tanecznego wyglad.   Skonczyla Szkoła muzyczna w Krakowie-wydział wokalny. Nastepnie wystepowala z zespołem pieśni i tańca SŁOWIANKI Uniwersytetu Jagielońskiego. Takze wystepowala w estradzie krakowskiej w Polsce. Pozniej wyjechala do USA gdzie byla solistka w zespole „POLANIE”, New Britain, CT. Rowniez spiewala i byla solistka w grupie „Rythm Band” CT i Floridzie.

LEAD SINGER

      Mrs.Halina Gormely is the lead singer in the „Polonez” Dance Group.  She sings various Polish Folk songs, such as “Goralu czy Ci nie zal” (a Mountaineer song), etc.   She finished her musical studies in Cracow, Poland with an emphasis on vocal studies.  Also, she was an active member of the “SLOWIANKI” Dance and Song Group at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland.  Once she came to USA, she became an active member and soloist of the “POLANIE” band in New Britain, CT.   Among her other accomplishments was being a soloist in the “Rhythm Band” in CT and Florida.

Członkowie grupy tanecznej

                          DANCE GROUP MEMBERS

 Halina i Richard Elliott

Krystyna Thomson i Michel Wawrzynkowski

Irena i Leszek Zaleski

Maryla i Zygmunt Czabaj

Marla  i Tadeusz Medykowski

Dorta Misztal i Ryszard Czerwinski

Ewa Alaszewska i Kazimierz Warchol

Anna Borowik i Stanislaw Wyszkowski

Urszula Walker i Tadeusz Jankowski

Ewa i Ireneusz  Otfinowski

Irena i Tadeusz Milkiewicz

Zespół Taneczny:

Zespół Taneczny POLONIA, działający w Polsko Amerykańskim Klubie Polonez,  Fort Lauderdale,  powstal w 2014 roku. Zespół prezentuje swój dorobek na imprezach klubowych oraz w środowisku amerykańskim.  Proby tanca odbywaja sie w kazdy wtorek o 7 godzinie wieczorem w

The Polish American Club of Fort Lauderdale Inc.

935 Rock Island Road

North Lauderdale, FL 33068

Telefon:  954-726-2473

www.polishclubpolonez.com  

The Dance Group:

The POLONIA Dance group meets every Tuesday at 7 P.M. at the

POLISH AMERICAN CLUB of Fort Lauderdale, Inc.

Tańce Góralskie/Gorale Dance

TANCE GÓRALI ŁĄCKICH  Łącko,  wieś znajdująca  się w dolinie Dunajca w Małopolsce znana jest ze święta Dni Kwitnacych Jabłoni jak również z łąckiej śliwowicy. Posiada folklor zbliżony do folkloru Lachów Sądeckich przez co tańce mają trochę inny charakter niż tańce górali Skalnego Podhala.  Zespół nasz występuje w oryginalnych łąckich strojach./czerwone haty/. 


The highlander’s music accompanies him throughout his life. From high in the Carpathian Mountains and completely unlike any other traditional Polish dance this routine features numerous acrobatic feats cleverly performed by the men to impress the women, and the audience, including the characteristic axe leaping!

Repertuar Tańców:

Polonez

POLONEZ  taniec pochodzenia ludowego, znany jako 'chodzony' w XV wieku przyjął się na dworach magnackich i królewskich. Stanowił element ceremoniału dworskiego. Przeważnie tańczono go na rozpoczęcie balów. Obecnie ten taniec rozpoczyna niektore imprezy dla podkreślenia ich uroczystego charakteru. 

Link You Tube  Zespol taneczny Polonia. 

Danced by peasants for centuries and formally called The Walking Dance, the Polonez eventually gained popularity among Polish noblemen at which time the name was changed to Polonez. Moreover, it became the national dance that was popular in all the regions of Poland. The 17th century French chronicler Jan Le Laboureur commented, "Je n'ai vu jamais rien de plus grave, de plus doux, ni de plus respectueux."
(I have never seen anything more dignified, more soft, nor more respectful).

Tango

TANGO  styl taneczny, ktory powstał około 1900 roku w Buenos Aires i Montevideo. Później tango trafiło do USA a po kilku latach do Europy.  Tango jest także rodzajem muzyki.

                                                Tango History

 This dance originated in Argentina. Most of the dancers were Italian and Spanish, and the vast majority were single young men looking to make their fortunes in America. They brought their music: the sweet sounds of the violin, the driving flamenco guitar, the strange mournful wail of the bandoneon – and their dances: the waltz, the mazurka, the polka – and mixed them with the Argentine folk music and dance, with the Cuban habanera, with the African candombe rhythms from the freed slaves’ street parties. With very few women around, many of these young men found themselves looking for excitement in the bordello districts of the burgeoning port cities. The tango dance arose in these seedy waterfront areas from this turbulent mix, becoming a “mating dance” between barmaids and their customers in shady nightclubs. Shunned by the upper and middle classes in Argentina, it nevertheless became a sleazy fixture of urban nightlife in Buenos Aires. Young men in neighborhood gangs would practice the steps with each other in order to become skilled enough to win the attentions of a woman. A beginner would often dance the follower’s part for six months to a year before being shown how to lead.

Walc Wiedeński/Viennese Waltz

WALC WIEDEŃSKI  jako taniec salonowy pojawił się w 1815 roku podczas kongresu wiedeńskiego, kiedy to po raz pierwszy zatańczono go w obecności dworu. 

 Viennese Waltz History
The Viennese Waltz is a dance performed to music with three beats to the bar. This means that if a step is taken on each beat, then each bar starts with the opposite foot to that of the previous bar. This can be a source of great difficulty for the beginner, but when mastered gives the dance a delightful romantic lilt.

The first record of a dance to 3/4 rhythm is a peasant dance of the Provence area of France in 1559, as a piece of folk music called the Volta, although the Volta has also been claimed to be an Italian folk dance at this time. The word "volta" means "the turn" in Italian. Thus, even in its earliest days, the dance appears to have involved the couple turning as they danced.

During the 16th Century, the Volta became popular in the royal courts of Western Europe. Arbeau describes it as like a Galliard (done to 3/2 music) but done to slow 6/4 music. Actually both it and the Galliard had 5 steps to 6 beats (and hence also alternated feet in alternate measures). The Volta required the partners to dance in a closed position but with the lady to the left of the man! The man held the lady about the waist, and the lady put her right arm on the man's shoulders, and held her skirt with her left. This was necessary to stop it flying up, because the dance involved the man lifting the lady using his left thigh under the lady's right thigh. Glynis Johns playing the part of Mary Tudor performs this dance in the movie "The Sword and the Rose". A famous illustration of this dance is a contemporary painting said to be of "Queen Elizabeth I doing a leaping turn of the 'Volta', assisted by Earl of Leicester" (at Penshurst Place, Kent). This ascription is probably facetious, as the painting appears to be from the French Valois court.

The Volta appears to be similar to a present day Norwegian Waltz folkdance. As in any turning dance, as the couple perform their step around their partner, they have to take a larger than usual step to get from one side of their partner to the other. In this Norwegian Waltz, the man assists the lady to do this by lifting her into the air as she takes this step (thus neatly accommodating the general difference in leg length of the partners).

In order to do this in the Volta, the partners had to hold each other in such a close embrace that many declared it immoral. Louis XIII (1601-1643) had it banned from court on this account.

Therefore, although the Volta may have originally been in 3 time, it evolved to be in 5 time. One of the first published dances in 3 time was "Hole in the Wall" published by Playford in 1695.

In 1754 the first music for the actual "Waltzen" appeared in Germany. Any connection between the Waltzen and the Volta remains obscure, except that the word "waltzen" in German also means "to revolve".

In 1799 Arndt wrote that: "the dancers grasped the long dresses so that it would not drag or be trodden upon, and lifted it high holding them like a cloak which brought both bodies under one cover, as closely as possible against them". Thus the Waltzen also attracted moral criticism, with Wolf publishing a pamphlet in 1797 entitled "Proof that Waltzing is a main source of weakness of the body and mind of our generation".

Nevertheless, the dance became very popular in Vienna, with large dance halls being opened to accommodate the craze: Zum Sperl in 1807, and the Apollo in 1808 (said to be able to accommodate 6,000 dancers). In 1812 the dance was introduced into England under the name of the German Waltz. It caused a great sensation, and Lord Byron when he first saw it, found his lady friend clasped closely by "a huge hussar-looking gentleman, turning round and round to a confounded see-saw, up-down sort of turn like two cockchafers spitted on the same bodkin".

Through the 19th Century, the dance stabilized, and was further popularised by the music of Josef and Johann Strauss.

The Viennese Waltz is danced at a tempo of about 180 beats per minute, with a limited range of figures: Change Steps, Hesitations, Hovers, Passing Changes, Natural and Reverse Turns, Fleckerls, Pivots, and the Contracheck.

Tańce Starej WARSZAWY/Dances of the OLD Warsaw

TAŃCE STAREJ WARSZAWY  /polka warszawska/  Piosenki i tańce przedwojennej Warszawy prezentowane w typowych strojach z tego okresu.           

   
Dances and melodies popularized by Warsaw street minstrels in pre-WWII Poland