"The most comprehensive and definitive book on Polish Dance in the English language, this work contains in-depth descriptions of over 80 of Poland's most characteristic and interesting dances, including such national dances as the Polonez, the Mazur, the Kujawiak, the Oberek, the Krakowiak, and over 70 selected dances from Mazowsze, Malopolska, Silesia, Wielkopolska, and Pomorze." "For each dance, the author provides step-by-step instructions on the dancers' positions, basic steps, and patterns. There are over 400 illustrations depicting steps and movements, and over 90 appropriate musical selections providing the musical score, lyrics in Polish, and the English translations and pronunciation."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
This comprehensive work contains in-depth descriptions of Poland's most characteristic dances. Step-by-step instructions on basic steps with illustrations and over 90 appropriate musical selections with historical information on folklore. The author was born and raised in Poland and is the artistic director and choreographer of the Syrena Polish Folk Dance Ensemble in Milwaukee.