St. Raphael Kalinowski Polish School from Munster, IN will be among many groups performing at the Intercultural Dance Festival 2017 Saturday, May 20 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at St. Sava Church, 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN.

St. Raphael Kalinowski Polish School, located at 1628 N. Ridge road in Munster, Indiana at the Carmelite Fathers Monastery, was founded in 1968 and is the only Polish Language and Dance school in Indiana (http://www. polskaszkolakalinowskiego.org).

This year St. Raphael Kalinowski Polish School has 112 students from preschool to high school learning Polish Language, History, Geography, Religion and national and folk dances. The school is under patronage of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America and run by a School Board. Mrs. Malgorzata Czachor is School Principle.

At the Intercultural Dance Festival 2017 the after school dance group from St. Raphael Kalinowski Polish School will perform “Mala Polska” (Little Poland). The dance group consists of 12 students ages from 6-12 years old. Mrs. Agata Wilgocki is our dance instructor.

Youth from St. Raphael Kalinowski Polish School will join Srbadija Folklore, the youth folklore dance group at St. Sava, and many other dance groups as they perform in this special showcase of dance from different cultures and delight all with Serbian cuisine and the famous bake sale available during the event. Approximately 12 different dance groups have confirmed they will be performing and will be sharing their talents.

This will be the third consecutive year of the Intercultural Festival hosted in the new Pavilion at St. Sava that draws hundreds of people and unites through culture and dance.

This year there will be some familiar dance groups from previous festivals and some new additions to the lineup. More details of the names of the groups performing and some background about what you can expect to experience will be posted in the weeks and days leading up to the event.

This year groups representing Serbian, Polish, and other Eastern European nationalities will be performing, with more groups still joining the lineup. Performers this year will be traveling from as far away as Alberta, Niagara Falls, and Ontario in Canada.

Previous dance festivals have featured groups representing different regions of Serbia, Mexico, Greece, Ireland, and India in the performance.

Please save the Saturday, May 20 date to join us for the Third Annual Intercultural Festival, hosted by Srbadija Folklore, at St. Sava Church, 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN 46410.