THE SPARK IN OUR STEPS
For over 55 years, the Polish Dance Ensemble S.P.K. Iskry has entertained audiences near and far. “Iskry” translated from Polish means “sparks”, representing the energy and enthusiasm we ignite during performances. We pride ourselves in showcasing and preserving Polish culture through song and dance. Our ensemble boasts a growing and ever-changing repertoire of dances from various regions of Poland including the elegant Polonez, the dynamic Łowicz and the energetic Góralski. Each dance features vibrant, colourful costumes including unique and authentic elements such as floral textiles, embroidery, feathers, and metalwork.
Our ensemble consists of 45 members ranging in age from 17 to 38 and is made up of students, young professionals, and those with young families. A number of our members have additional leadership roles within other Polish Organizations. We strive to preserve Polish culture and tradition and while not every member has been of Polish heritage, we all share a common love for dance and performance. We are a close-knit community and there is an incredible bond between members, past and present. We are proud to have members that are siblings, cousins; families who have danced for several generations; as well as many members who have formed strong, lifelong friendships. Our ensemble is also known to “spark” love, which has led to many happy marriages!