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Director's Welcome

Whether you are a strong supporter that has heard us many times or a complete stranger, I thank you for visiting our website. Truth be told, we love our music and would play it whether we had an audience or not. But there is a passion we get from playing for a crowd that appreciates our efforts. Please consider this your personal invitation to join us at one of our events. You'll have a good time, I guarantee it!

Rick Mikesic, Director

Hrvatski Običaj photo by SNAP Photography

Upcoming Events and Performances

Friday, August 18, 2017 -Ethnic Enrichment Festival - Performance time 8:00 - 8:25 p.m. Swope Park, Kansas City, MO

Saturday, August 19, 2017 -St. John the Baptist Annual Parish Festival - Performance time after 4 p.m. mass until 6:30 p.m. Kansas City, KS

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -9th Annual Slovene Fest - Performance time after 4 p.m. mass until 6:30 p.m. Kansas City, KS

Saturday, October 14th, 2017 -St John's Catholic Club Fundraising Event - 6:00 p.m. (Details to Follow)


Highlights from Recent Shows



Play Kolos & More 2015 KC, KS — January 31, 2015; Photos by Mario V.


Kolo Night #7 (courtesy — October 2, 2010

Kolo Night #6 (courtesy — January 30, 2010


Concert For Global Peace (courtesy Nenad Bach) — August 29, 2009

Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals are held the first Tuesday and third Sunday of each month unless performances dictate a reschedule.

  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m. (week after our normal due to Father's Day the 18th)
  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 (cancelled due to holiday) (studio rehearsal times may preempt normal rehearsal schedules stay tuned)
  • Sunday, July 16, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 13, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m. (prep for festival weekend)
  • Sunday, August 27, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m. (adjustment for normal 3rd weekend since festival weekend was full with shows)
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    What's a Dance Party?

    Dance Party has everything for the ethnic dancer in you. Learn kolos in the early part of the evening but then dance the night away to your favorite polkas, waltzes and kolos. Traditional favorites stir memories from years gone by and for the newcomer it offers an opportunity to be a part of the energy and excitement.

    What's a Kolo Night?

    Kolo refers to the word circle. Many Europeans dance this very popular dance usually facing inward with hands in a V-position. As in all dances there are variations; most notably in the footwork and the steps. Some can be very simple and others very intricate. Kolo Night is an opportunity for those who love to dance to take to the floor with or without a partner. With upbeat rhythms and lively steps your heart is bound to get a workout as will your face from all the smiling. Kolo Night is infectious.

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