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Thu, Nov 16


Our Lady Czestochowa Church

PFDAA 40th Anniversary Gala and Dance Workshop

Lowizanie will be traveling out of state to participate in the Polish Folk Dance Association of the Americas' 40th Anniversary Gala!

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PFDAA 40th Anniversary Gala and Dance Workshop
PFDAA 40th Anniversary Gala and Dance Workshop

Time & Location

Nov 16, 2023, 6:20 PM – Nov 19, 2023, 11:30 PM

Our Lady Czestochowa Church, 1731 Blalock Rd, Houston, TX 77080

About the event

More Information about the Event from the PFDAA website:

You are cordially invited to participate in our 40th Anniversary Festivities, occurring from November 16th to November 19th, 2023. We have a number of fantastic events planned from Thursday to Sunday, and formally invite you and your entire group to come out to participate in this momentous occasion. We will also be featuring a workshop on the region of Podhale, led by Andrzej Budz. Answering the five Ws: WHAT? We are celebrating the Polish Folk Dance Association of Americas’ 40th Anniversary. Included will be presents for participants, surprises, Texan style food, and plenty of dancing. WHEN? November 16th - November 19th WHO? All PFDAA member groups and their representatives are invited to this event. WHY? We want to bring together the best of Polish culture by inviting all PFDAA member groups to celebrate this momentous occasion with us! We will be hosting a number of fun activities and include a ten hour workshop focused on Podhale. Houston is a fantastic place to hold this event due to its large airports, brand new Polish Consulate, and thriving Polish population, which promises to make the Gala Concert we put on a major success. WHERE? The 40th Anniversary will take place in Houston, Texas. Most activities will take place at the Polish Church in Houston at the following address: Our Lady of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church 1731 Blalock Rd, Houston, TX 77080 We highly recommend staying at the following hotel, we have a group rate set up for PFDAA groups for the weekend. Staybridge Suites Houston I-10 West-Beltway 8, an IHG Hotel 3251 W Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77043 The hotel offers a free continental breakfast, and a shuttle service from 7am to 9pm within a five mile distance. Schedule Here is the total schedule breakdown: Thursday, November 16 4-7pm Arrival of Dance Groups, Hotel Check In 6:30pm Congregation at the workshop space 7:00pm Podhale Workshop 9:00pm Short Get-Together Friday, November 17 9:00am Podhale Workshop 12:00pm Catered Lunch 1:00pm Podhale Workshop, Cont. 5:00pm Return to Hotels to Relax 7:00pm Barbecue Dinner 10:00pm Country Dancing Saturday, November 18 10:00am-12:30pm Rehearsal Block for Dance Groups 12:30pm Brunch 6:30pm Polish Mass (OPTIONAL) 7:15pm PFDAA Groups Gala Concert 8:30pm Gala Dinner, Speeches, Party Sunday, November 19 9:00am Sightseeing 11:00am Polish Mass (OPTIONAL)

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