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Croatian Traditions Tamburitzans

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 2021 was the 4th Anniversary of "Poklon Od Srca" CD Release

Our 2nd CD released November 2017! Get yours today $15, $18 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


October 2nd, 2021 Sugar Creek Slavic Festival - 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. general main stage Slavtoberfest

October 29th-31st, 2021 C.F.U. 34th Adult Tamburitza Festival - Weekend Event in Seven Springs, PA - Performance Time TBA; Seven Springs Mountain Resort 34th Annual CFU Tamfest 2021

December 4th, 2021 Strawberry Hill Povitica Christmas Open House - 10. a.m. - Noon check back for more details soon. Olde Wolrd Christmas

December 18th, 2021 C.F.U. Christmas Party 6:00 p.m. - 10:oo p.m. -private event Lodge #35 members and invited guests.


TRIP OPENS BACK UP! DOWN to 1/2 a CABIN - partner with male roommate!


WE WAIT...Croatia 2020 has now become Croatia 2022 Looking for adventurers and travellers. $300 deposit per person reserves a spot plus $887.50. Dates are June 28 - July 16th 2022...STAY TUNED! Direct questions may be sent to - A little teaser with photos of the ship. Ship Floor Plan

Rehearsal Schedule

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

  • •Tuesday, October 5th 2021 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • •Sunday, October 10th 2021 @ 12 NOON
  • •Sunday, October 17th 2021 @ 1 p.m.
  • •Tuesday, October 19th 2021(if needed) @ 6:30 p.m.
  • •Sunday, October 24th 2021 @ 12 NOON
  • •Tuesday, October 26th 2021(if needed) @ 6:30 p.m.
  • •Tuesday, November 2nd 2021(CANCELLED)
  • •Tuesday, November 16th 2021 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • •Sunday, November 21st 2021(CANCELLED)
  • •Tuesday, December 7th 2021 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • •Sunday, December 19th 2021(CANCELLED)
  • •Tuesday, January 4th 2022 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • •Sunday, January 16th 2022 @ 1 p.m.




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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ONLY 6 LEFT!!! 1 - 3XL V-neck $15 for women, 4 - S dry wick for women $15, & 1 3XL sweatshirt unisex $30

Check or cash...Check payable to Hrvatski Običaj. Mail to 3124 Canaan Valley Drive, Kansas City, KS 66109


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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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