Mlody Las

Polish Folklore Song and Dance Group

In 1972 Mr Zbigniew Bartus, working with the Polish community in Slough, initiated the formation of a song and dance group, naming it Młody Las, which means Young Forest: a new crop of young people growing in England yet with their roots tied to the traditions and culture of Poland.

 

The dance group is primarily a youth organisation, aiming to nurture and develop a love for the richness of Poland’s folklore among second and third-generation Poles born in this country and also with the new generation of Polish youth recently arrived to these shores. The dance group has helped with the integration of these young people by encouraging a healthy lifestyle and a commitment to community activities. Młody Las appears all over Southern England, mainly at charity and fund-raising events and, of course, multi-cultural celebrations, as well as traditional folk festivals.

Our current dance director, Mr Milo Baumgart, joined the group as a 14 year old in 2002. Milo attended the famous Polish Folklore choreographer’s course in Rzeszów (Poland) in 2007, obtaining his full teaching Diploma on 23rd July 2010.   In order to celebrate 40 years of Młody Las, Milo set the group a challenge – to take part in the internationally renowned XVI World Festival of Polish Overseas Folklore Groups 2014, in Rzeszów. This was a tremendous undertaking for all concerned, requiring hard work and commitment and, of course, the support of the local Polish community, fundraisers and sponsors. The Festival was an incredible experience and success.   By going to Rzeszów, Młody Las strongly believes that the trip will leave a lasting legacy for the future of the dance group, providing a platform for aspiration and excellence for future dancers.

 

Entertainment | Grzegorz Wilk and Wolf Band

Dancing from 10pm until 2am with Grzegorz Wilk and Wolf Band

Grzegorz Wilk rose to fame as a soloist touring in Piotr Rubik’s oratorias. He has also worked with some of Poland’s finest Leszkiem Możdzer, Włodzimierz Korcz, Jacek Cygan.

He is also known as a in-house vocalist in some of Polish televisions most popular entertainment shows

„Jaka to Melodia” “Name that Tune” TVP1 (from 2005) , in 2005 – 2007 vocalist and a impersonator in “Szymon Majewski Show” TVN and moset recently “Twoja Twarz Brzmi Znajomo” TVP 1 Your Face seems Familiar

Grzegorz had carved a career in Musical theatre, “Capitol” 2004 – 2006, after to rising to fame as a winner of international song festivals and the TV talent shows “Chance for success” „Szansa na sukces”as well as “Road to the Stars”„Droga do Gwiazd” .

For the 46th Bal Polski Grzegorz Wilk and his Band Wolf will play Golden standards, waltz, tango as well as  a program of covers– the biggest international and Polish hits all with modern, exciting and dynamic arrangements. There will be something for all ages, Wolf Band plays hits from Classic Waltz, through to Golden Oldies and up tempo modern tunes. For the 45th Bal Polski he had everyone on the dance floor until 2am, so bring your dancing shoes and plan to dance until the early hours of the morning!

45 Bal Polski Grzegorz Wilk and Wolf Band were sponsored by Natasha Cosmetics and Cafe

 

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