Kraków Dance Works – Dance School in Kraków
We operate a little differently than most dance studios. We’re a collection of different schools, organizations, and personalities, all sharing a fabulous venue in the heart of Kraków. Each organization is responsible for teaching the beginner friendly courses, but asides from that… they have freedom to use the studio how they like. This means that there’s always something new, interesting, and experimental going on. It also means that if you have an inspiration for a dance related activity, chances are good that you’ll be able to find an interested person somewhere in the studio to make your dream a reality.
Let’s meet the players…
Greg Austin Owner, Blues Instructor
Greg Austin is the founder and owner of Kraków Dance Works. Born and raised in Texas, he discovered the social dancing world through Blues dancing in Austin. He made the jump across the Atlantic in 2017 and has been living and dancing in Poland ever since.
Greg began his teaching career in 2014 at the prestigious Go Dance Studio in Austin, Texas. His training includes ballroom dancing in a professional manner, as well as a wide array of social dances. His true love, however, is Blues dancing. He has traveled extensively around both American and Europe to study the Blues dance art form, and is passionate about sharing the experiences he has collected with his students. Currently, he is exploring how the Delsarte System of Expression, a French theatrical system, can be integrated into modern, contemporary partner dancing. Really fun stuff!
Now that he’s in Poland, he also loves sharing his Texas heritage through Texas Line Dance lessons for private events. He’s not shy about party animation.
In addition to owning and teaching at Kraków Dance Works, Greg is the Editor-in-Chief of Dancers Say What?, a blog focused on telling stories from the social dancing world.
Agnieszka Dworzańska Balfolk Instructor
Agnieszka started with artistic gymnastics as a kid. Next she took a few sips of court dances, through Irish and long, long Scottish Country Dances – until eventually arriving at Balfolk. It is the variety of Balfolk dances that pulled her in and won’t let go. She loves that at every festival or workshop, she has the opportunity to discover a new movement and a new way of working on traditional and couple dances… this causes a constant hunger for more and more knowledge and experiences.
Learn more about Agnieszka through this interview with her.
Or watch her dance a mauzurka… kitchen style!
These days, Agnieszka of course also loves sharing this passion with others. Her and the entire Balfolks organization are making Kraków Dance Works their home… get ready for some Balfolk!
Kasia Pawlik Zouk Instructor
Kasia’s been dancing since 2007, when she started her adventure in partner dancing. Beginning with Salsa and Bachata, she danced and taught while living in Scotland. Around 2010, she discovered Zouk and has never looked back!
After moving to London, she continued her journey dancing and teaching Zouk and added Lambazouk to her repertoire. Not satisfied with only teaching, she began organizing as well, leading several festivals and studio workshops in London.
Since moving back to Poland in 2017, she’s been involved in organizing parties and workshops to keep the Zouk flame in Krakow growing. Did we mention that she’s also one of the three infamous Power Puff Zouk Girls of Kraków?