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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

GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC: November 2023 is the 6th Anniversary of "Poklon Od Srca" CD Release

Our 2nd CD released November 2017! Get yours today $18, $20 with shipping. Shipping fees will increase with additional quantities. Orders can be placed by emailing to Click here for more on the latest CD 2nd CD

Hrvatski Običaj photo by Ivana Dordevic

Hrvatski Običaj photo by Ivana Dordevic

Images of Croatia sourced from stock images. "Lijepa Li Si" partial song from our second CD Poklon Od Srca - songwriter/composer Marko Perkovic Thompson; Arr. by Jim Baric


Upcoming Events and Performances

2024 OPEN - Join us for Croatia in 2024. New sights, New sounds and plenty of music! Click here for a beautiful visual and a tiny peek into what you will experience. Video courtesy of Chris Horvat '22 Highlight" C.F.U. Tam Fest and Croatia 2024 with Hrvatski Običaj. For more details send an email to

May 5, 2024 Cinco De Mayo, Private Event Tequilla Club of Kansas City

June 1, 2024 Croatian Day Picnic Kansas City, KS

June 8, 2024 Sugar Creek Slavic Festival, Sugar Creek, MO Sugar Creek Slavic Festival

June 28-30, 2024 Croatian Fraternal Union Tamburitza Festival in Zagreb, Croatia - Lizinski Hall, C.F.U. Junior & Adult Combined Tamburitza Festival

Rehearsal Schedule

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

  • •Sunday, April 21st, 2024 @ 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. extended prep for Croatia
  • •Tuesday, May 7th, 2024 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • •Sunday, May 19th, 2024 @ 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. extended prep for Croatia
  • •Tuesday, June 4th, 2024 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • •Sunday, June 9th, 2024 @ 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. extended prep for Croatia
  • •Sunday, June 23rd, 2024 @ 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. if needed
  • •Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024 NO REHEARSAL in Croatia
  • •Sunday, July 21st, 2024 @ 1:00 p.m. Should we have it TBD
  • •Tuesday, August 6th, 2024 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • •Sunday, August 18th, 2024 @ 1:00 p.m. May be rescheduled 



  • Performance at C.F.U. Adult Tam Fest 2022 Las Vegas, Nevada Hrvatski Običaj Performance
  • Performance in Bugojno, Bosnia Summer 2022 - Lipanjski Dani Kulture, HKD Napredak - Kristalna sala Bugojno Performance in Bugojno, Bosnia
  • Performance at C.F.U. Adult Tam Fest 2021 Seven Springs Resort C.F.U. 34th Adult Tamburitza Festival

    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



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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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