Polish Dance & Language Classes
We have been sharing our love for Polish culture through song and dance for over 40 years
Now accepting new dancers!
New dancers may try it risk-free in September!
Who We Are
Celebrating over 40 years, the PNA Centennial Dancers are a Livonia, Mich.-based children’s Polish folk dance ensemble serving the Polish-American communities in Wayne, Oakland and Livingston counties. Formed in 1980 by the Polish National Alliance (PNA) Lodge 53, formerly PNA Lodge 3240, the dance ensemble has been educating students, ages 3-18, and sharing Polish heritage and culture through music and dance for four decades.
Our dancers are assigned into one of four groups based on age and grade. Each group learns 3-4 dances at weekly practices that are performed at our annual recital.
Our dancers are exposed to the Polish language through folk songs and an optional weekly Polish language class.
Our dancers share their heritage with others by participating in performances outside of the recital.
Practices are held every Wednesday night from September through April. This year we are holding weekly practices in the Administration Building (Building #1) at Madonna University (36600 Schoolcraft) in Livonia. This is our primary location. Please park in the South Lot and enter through entrance I (The Take 5 Lounge). (Click here to see the campus map.) Classes begin on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
Class times are as follows:
- Language (G2-4 students only)- 6:30-7:15 p.m.
- Group 1 (K & under) – 6:30-7:15 p.m.
- Group 2 (Grades 1-4) – 7:15-8 p.m.
- Group 3 (Grades 5-7) – 7:15-8 p.m.
- Group 4 (Grades 8-12) – 8-8:45 p.m.
This year’s recital will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at the Village Theater. Village Theater is located at 50400 Cherry Hill Rd in Canton. If you have any questions or concerns about the recital, please notify the board as soon as possible. Recital tickets will be available online at (https://www.canton-mi.org/439/Performances-by-Month) beginning Jan. 1, 2022. Dress Rehearsal is Friday, April 29, 2022 from 6:30-9 p.m.
Founded in 1980, the PNA Centennial Dancers have been sharing our passion for Polish dance for over 40 years. Our dancers have the opportunity to not only participate in weekly dance classes and a recital, but also special events, such as:
- Polish American Night at Comerica Park
- Community Parades & Festivals
- Polish Folk Dance Festivals in Troy, MI, Milwaukee, WI and more!
- Polish National Alliance Jamboree
- Presentation Balls
- Blessing Masses