In the sixties and seventies our activities intensified. Cracovia won second division premiership in 1966. At the same time junior soccer, women’s soccer and netball teams were formed. Almost the whole of the local Polish community was drawn to the Club.
Kukuleczka rehearses Friday nights at Cracovia Club and is always looking for new participants!
Come and join us!
Kukułeczka was founded in 1991 by Artistic Director Monika Szunejko as 'Kukułeczka Children's Dance Group', under the umbrella of Polish Ethnic School in Maylands, Perth.
In 2005 Kukułeczka was incorporated as the Polish Dance Group Kukułeczka Inc.
Since 1994, Kukułeczka has participated in all of the national PolArt festivals, which are Polish visual and performing arts festivals held around Australia every three years. In 2012-13 Kukułeczka had the pleasure of being the local dance group hosts of PolArt 2012 Perth. The festival saw more than 500 dancers; visual and performance artists as well as musicians from across Australia and New Zealand arrive in Perth to showcase performances, entertainment and art to the Western Australian public.
Over the course of its history Kukułeczka has garnered a reputation for delivering strong, colourful and lively performances for the multicultural community. The group has regularly been invited to perform at many high-profile events such as Refugee Week, Harmony Day and Oz Concerts. The group has also travelled to Taiwan and Malaysia to represent Polish-Australian culture at international multicultural festivals.
Kukułeczka's Artistic Directors, many having completed four-year choreography studies in Rzeszów, Poland, or similar, have exemplary knowledge of Polish folklore, customs and traditions which they try to reflect through dynamic and theatrical choreographies. Previous Artistic Directors include Monika Szunejko, Monika Dudek, Joasia Wydmanska, Melissa Lejman, Kasia Schmidt and Magdalena Dudek.
Cracovia Senior Club has many members and is very active.
We meet on a weekly basis each Thursday from 11.00 am to 3.00pm. The annual membership fee is very small.
We offer many attractions such as:
- Playing cards
- Playing pool table
- Occasional day trips
- Listening to good music or singing together
We also celebrate Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and some national historical anniversaries.
Every last Sunday of the month we run BINGO day from 14.00 pm.
We also have library with polish books and videos which is open on Thursdays during our meetings and Sunday during the Bingo game.
For more information on Cracovia Senior Club, contact Cracovia Club on 9 377 55 41 during opening hours.