POLISH DANCE
in Southern California


This site, created at the Polish Music Center, (Flora L. Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California), contains descriptions of selected Polish dances and Polish folk dance groups in Southern California. In addition the site contains a bibliography and links to other "Polish dance" sites on the Internet.

Dances Dance Groups

Góralski
Krakowiak
Kujawiak
Mazur
Oberek
Polka
Polonaise
Zbójnicki
Górale
Polskie Iskry
Krakusy
Podhale
Polish Dance Groups & Links


The "Polish Dance" site presents results of a research project conducted by Prof. Maja Trochimczyk with her assistant, Michał Jankowski; the project has been sponsored by the Southern California Studies Center at USC. For more information about the history of the dance groups, the reception and significance of dance for Polish immigrants to Southern California, and the discussion of an opinion survey conducted in 1999 among Polish-American community members in the Los Angeles area please request a copy of Dr. Trochimczyk's report "Dance as Identity Symbol: Polish Dance in Southern California" (August 2001) from the Southern California Studies Center.



Bibliography PMC Main Dance Page Other Dance Links
Polish Music Center Flora L. Thornton School of Music
University of Southern California Southern California Studies Center


Copyright 2000 by the Polish Music Center. Send your comments and inquiries to: polmusic@email.usc.edu
This page created by Michał Jankowski and Maja Trochimczyk. Updated in December 2004.
Illustrations from Polish folk art and Zofia Stryjeńska's 1927 Polish dances (PMC Collection).