Northwest Center Traditional Polish Folk Dancers is partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
We thank them for their support!

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Polonia - Polish Folk Song & Dance Ensemble of Chicago, USA welcomes you to our site. We are the student ensemble dedicated to promoting the Polish folklore through high-quality performance of Polish folk songs and dances in USA and abroad.

PRCUA.gif (10526 bytes)Polonia Ensemble is the dance ensemble of the 
PRCUA, the oldest and one of the largest Polish American fraternal organizations. 
Polonia Ensemble is a representative group of the Northwest Center Traditional Polish Folk Dancers, non-profit organization, incorporated in the State of Illinois

Dance and Music Entertainment for Your Event

For your special event, wedding, fundraiser or corporate event, Polonia Ensemble dancers
and singers offer a beautiful performance

Contact: Anna Krysinski at
(847) 529-2555 or  e-mail: 

Cecylia Roznowska, the Artistic Director and Choreographer of Polonia Ensemble

Grand Marsall of the Polish Constitution Day Parade of 2007, more

Pulaski Day in Illinois, 
March 5th, 2012
 Cecylia Roznowski honored by Polish American Congress

The prestigious President’s Award was presented by IL Div. PAC Pres.Mary Anselmo to PRCUA member Mrs. Cecylia Roznowska,
founder of the PRCUA Polonia Ensemble for her 50+ years of work as a Polish folk dance choreographer and artistic
director. Polonia Ensemble performed at the banquet. Congratulations to Pani Cecylia Roznowska!

Polonia Picture Day

Polonia 20 Years

Koncert Jubileuszowy  20-lecia zespołu POLONIA

Pani Cecylia Rożnowska do młodzieży zespołu

July, 2010
Choreography Course, Lublin, Poland
This summer the five Polonia Ensemble dancers have attended the 37th Choreographers' intensive Course in Polish Folk Dances organized by University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska in Lublin and Senate of the Republic of Poland. Congratulations to our instructors - Ania Majka, Pawel Truchan and Marcin Komaniecki on their graduation.


Legion of Young Polish Women Debutante Tea 


The Magic of Christmas Festival 
Magiczne Swieta

Copernicus Center
Saturday, December 7th, 2pm

The Magic of Christmas festival is an annual event to celebrate the season with our community and to share the Polish traditions of Christmas. 
The festivities are full of joy and emotion depicting the story of the first star, vigils and breaking of the Polish wafer and the Nativity crèche among others. The festival also has a vibrant Christmas Market with treats for your holiday table, gifts, games and decorations. Delicious Polish foods and drinks such as mulled wine are served as well. Enjoy the wonderful sights, sounds and smells of a traditional ethnic holiday.
Children and their families will enjoy meeting and taking pictures with old St Nicholas. Come and join us this year for a truly magical Christmas celebration!

Summer 2014
07/12 - 07/12
International Festival Zahintos - Greece
"Beautiful See, Beautiful Dance"

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Greece 2014

The festival is organized by Mediteranian Organization under the auspices of UNESCO, in cooperation with local municipalities, the Chamber of Commerce and the local ensemble. 

07/23 - 07/30
Światowy Festiwal Polonijnych Zespołów Folklorystycznych w Rzeszowie - Poland

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Polonia in Rzeszow
TV Polvision "Dzieci Mowia

The Polonia Ensemble participated in the Światowy Festiwal Polonijnych Zespołów Folklorystycznych – the World Festival of Polish Folk Dance – in Rzeszow, Poland.


May 26, 2014
Dzien Taty z Zespolem Polonia

April 2014 - Zespół Pieśni i Tańca „Polonia” wspomina spotkanie z Papiezem Janem Pawłem II 

Wywiad w Radiu Deon

TV Polvision - Piesni dla Papieza

TV Polvision - Wspomnienia o Papiezu

Święconka z Zespołem Pieśni i Tańca "Polonia"

Wielkie Rekolekcje Rodzinne w kościele św.Władysława z udziałem zespołu "Polonia" - February 16, 2014

Zabawa Swiateczno Karnawalowa
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 5pm
Mirage Restaurant
10255 Irving Park Rd, Schiller Park

W sobotę 11 stycznia w Mirage Four Points w Schiller Park, odbyła się karnawałowa zabawa dla dzieci i młodzieży z zespołów Krasnoludki i Polonia,
czytaj dalej... 

Copernicus Center, 
5216 W Lawrence

The program will include old world & international Christmas carols and the entire audience will be invited to sing along.

November 8, 2013 6:00-9:30 p.m.
Northeastern Illinois University, Student Union, Alumni Hall, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave., Chicago 
Polish American Heritage Awards Celebration, sponsored by the Council of Educators in Polonia and Northeastern Illinois University. Refreshments, Polish pastries, and performance by Polonia Ensemble.
This year event is dedicated to John Paul II.
Free admission, but reservation required to (847) 840-8604 

Polish Roman Catholic Union of America Celebrating Its 140th Anniversary

Chicago, IL - The Polish Roman Catholic Union of America (PRCUA), the mother of all Polish American fraternal organizations, is celebrating its 140th anniversary on the weekend of October 4-5, 2013. The Jubilee will begin with the Opening of the 140 Years of PRCUA History Exhibit and Reception on Friday, October 4th at 7 p.m. at The Polish Museum of America, 984 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL. The exhibit will display rare old photographs of the organization and its members through 14 decades, historical documents from the 19th century and many interesting artifacts. The Exhibit will be displayed through the middle of November. The public is invited to attend the Opening Reception at no charge.

Pulaski - Polish Hero
Monday, March 4th, 2013
Nineteenth Century Charitable Association
178 Forest Ave., Oak Park IL

The Polonia Ensemble presents an exhilarating, interactive media program using film, dance and narration about Polish history and culture at the time of the Revolutionary War. Follow Pulaski to Paris where he meets with Benjamin Franklin and goes on to America where he saves the life of George Washington.

3 Majowka Weekend
Copernicus Center,  May 6th, 2012

Preview of our concert in honor of our Polish Constitution Day. 5.6.12

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Spectacular multimedia show in celebration of Polish Constitution Day.

"Witness the intermingling of the two most epic times in history for Polish art and literature as they relate to modern times. The performance is written in verse for this occasion and set to beautiful music, which will provide the heartbeat for a kaleidoscope of cultural dances!" 
Zespół Pieśni i Tańca "Polonia" w hołdzie Konstytucji 3-Maja
(Dziennik Zwiakowy)

Polonia Winter Concert 
January 22nd, 4:00pm 
Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium, 
5500 N St Louis, Chicago
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The Polonia Dance and Song Ensemble, winners of many awards for promoting Polish culture throughout the world, invites you and your family to its
Polish-American Winter Concert. Please join us for a seasonal celebration of music, Polish songs, dances and carols for the whole family. 

Sunday, December 11th, 3:00pm 
Copernicus Center, 
5216 W Lawrence

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 The Magic of Christmas Show  with  Warsztaty Teatralne "Little Stars", Music Academy of Paderewski Symphony Orchestra and Polonia Ensemble

Sunday, June 12, 2011 at
House of the White Eagle
6839 Milwaukee Avenue, Niles

25 Years of Entertaining Around the World
Bringing you back to your Polish Roots through Culture, Traditions and Heritage

Polonia” Song and Dance Ensemble of the The Polish Roman Catholic Union of America celebrates 25th Anniversary 

Northeastern Illinois University
Tuesday, October 26,2010

The Department of Music NEIU presents afternoon and evening concerts throughout the year in the University's Recital Hall and Auditorium.
 Polonia Dance Ensemble will perform on Tuesday, October 26, at 3pm in NEIU Auditorium and  present music, dance, folk games and customs from all regions of
View pictures from our last concert at NEIU

April 27, 2014
Canonization of Pope John Paul II

Vatican, July 22, 1998
Memories of meeting the Pope always vivid

Polonia” Ensemble has been honored to perform for Pope John Paul II twice, in Castel Gandolfo in July of 1998 and during His Holiness historic visit to the Holy Land in March of 2000.


July 18 to July 25, 2013
Polonia Ensemble festival tour - Haiti

Polonia Ensemble traveled to Haiti to be part of First International Festival des Arts Populaires in Jacmel, beautiful and historical south-eastern city of Haiti.The festival was organized by CIOFF Haiti, the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Culture, and the Council of Events Tourism Bureau of Jacmel.
Watch a TV interview with Polonia Ensemble members who share their memories from

The 2012 China Luoyang International Cultural Tourism Festival
Luoyang, China
20 - 24 September 2012

Polonia Ensemble is very proud to have been part of  Luoyang International Cultural Tourism Festival. The tour in China was an artistic and cultural enrichment for our group. We performed at a five-day festival in Luoyang. More than 1000 artists from 40 countries performed together. 

Video - 2012 China Luoyang Heluo Culture and Tourism Festival Opening Ceremony

8th International Children's Festival in Iwonicz Zdroj, Poland
July 19 - 26, 2012

Mloda Polonia and Mala Polonia groups of PRCUA attended  Children's Festival in Iwonicz Zdroj. The young dancers shared their songs, dances and polish culture with others.

Polonia Ensemble European Tour
France and Poland

Pictures - Concert in Sanok's ethnographic outdoor museum

View pictures from Polonia Ensemble Tour  2011
Polonia Ensemble traveled to Poland to participate in XV International Folk Dance Festival in Rzeszow. Polonia Ensemble was part of festival, which featured 43 groups from 16 countries. This festival is organized under the patronage of “Wspolnota Polska”  Its goal was to engage young people of Polish descent in preserving Polish traditions and culture and to encourage learning Polish customs through beautiful traditional songs and dances

June 18 to July 2, 2010
Polonia Ensemble festival tour - Colombia 2010

Polonia Ensemble participated in  CIOFF
FESTIVAL FOLCLÓRICO de Ibaque, Tolima Department. Our concert tour will start in region of Ibague, followed by Cartagena and Bogota.

Summer 2009
Polonia Ensemble on a Magical Journey to Ecuador 
International Folklore Festival "Paz Y Cultura Para el Mundo"

Retrospection of Polonia Ensemble's dance adventures in Iberia / Europe

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July 2008

Polonia Ensemble traveled to Poland to be part of the
XIV International Folk Dance Festival in Rzeszow. Polonia Ensemble was delighted to be part of festival, which featured 45 groups from 16 countries.

August 2008
We were also participating in

in Segovia province
and festivals in:
Sarria, Lugo province
Portomarín, Lugo province
Pontecesures, Pontevedra

Portugal - Monção
O Festival Internacional de Danças Folclóricas “Ponte do Mouro e Alvarinho”

2007- 2005 Festivals
Puerto Rico International Festival of Cultures

Polonia Ensemble in Brazil

Polonia Ensemble travels to Brazil to be part of the CIOFF International Folklore Festival of Anapolis. The group visited Rio de Janeiro to celebrate Polish Soldiers Day and  perform in Polish Embassy, more

Memories from Choreography Course at University of Lublin, Poland

XXIV International Festival of Folkloric Dances Festidanza 2006, Arequipa in Peru

Polonia Ensemble was participating in the XXIV International Festival of Folkloric Dances Festidanza 2006, Arequipa in Peru. Our concert tour started in Lima, followed by Cusco, Arequipa and Chivay. more

International Folk Festival - Brusy, Poland


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