Polish national dances
In 1994, a new phenomenon appeared in Polish non-professional artistic movement. It is the organization of events in the competition formula, where dance couples present their skills in Polish dances. The new dance form has been accepted by children, adolescents and adults, as evidenced by their numerous participation in competitions so far.
The subject of the competition are those Polish dances, which in the past became popular all over the country and were willingly danced by different social strata, thanks to which they gained the name of Polish national dances.
Thus, the couples present on the dance floor of the krakowiak and polonaise danced in the 15th and 16th centuries, a slightly younger mazurka, as well as the youngest dances - kujawiak and oberek, which only at the end of the nineteenth century became dances of various layers.
The aim of the movement is to popularize Polish national dances, both among children and adolescents, as well as adults. Thanks to the active participation of an ever-larger group of dancers, in Polish dance tournaments, the Polish dance heritage manages to save from oblivion and also influence its further development.
Folkloristic Group "Wielkopolanie" has been participating in the Polish National Dance Tournaments for many years. The dancers, outside regular rehearsals of the Team, meet in the training room and under the supervision of the instructor Jan Galasiński they improve their dance skills, practice new combinations and steps to present themselves best and compete with couples from all over Poland.
During many years of struggle, "Wielkopolanie" has become an important point on the map of centers presenting Polish National Dances and always shows a high artistic level, which results in leading places on events organized all over Poland.
Currently, "Wielkopolanie" is represented by couples:
- Filip Laskowski i Malwina Sierpińska (kat.VA)
- Tomasz Sabok-Rzepka i Weronika Lempe (kat. VA)
- Hubert Gramse i Nicol Krzyżanek (kat. VB)
- Mikołaj Szymański i Adrianna Szymaniak (kat. VIA)
- Stanisław Haraś i Diana Haraś (kat. VIIA)
From 2019, the following joined the ranks of the couples preparing to represent the Team:
- Daniel Powroziewicz i Oliwia Lorenz
- Mikołaj Koczorowski i Zofia Bróździńska
- Szymon Obolewicz i Aleksandra Wartecka
- Filip Laskowski i Maja Murmiłło