The second edition of The Roots of Dance project is already behind us. This time, students from art universities and colleges in the United States, India, China and Malaysia had the chance to learn the basics of the Polish traditional music and dance from Polandʼs lowlands and highlands.

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The project was realised online and resulted in choreographic etudes created by the participants, which can already be watched on our website.

We also invite you to watch a video summary of the project:

You can find more information on the projectʼs website.


The National Institute of Music and Dance

Funded by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport


Queensborough Community College (New York, USA)

Kofago Dance Ensemble (New York, USA)

Sapphire Creations Dance Company (Kolkata, India)

Sapphire Dance Academy (Kolkata, India)

Zhejiang Conservatory of Music (Hangzhou, China)

ASK Dance Company (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

The Faculty of Dance of the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice (Poland)

The photographs present participants and pedagogues The Roots of Dance project.


Internet portal initiated in 2011 and run by the National Institute of Music and Dance, which encompasses current and archival news about Polish professional and artistic dance.


The Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC was created in 2001 and it is the first and so far only internet service devoted to Polish classical music.

The National Institute of Music and Dance supports professional musicians, dancers and artistic institutions in fulfilling their mission.