Karpaty Dance Ensemble of Salt Lake City is a newly formed initiative, focused on exploring the culture of Poland and Ukraine and its songs and dances. The group presents some of Poland and Ukraine’s most exciting and dances, and through the use of various costumes from different regions and through the characteristics in each dance, Karpaty provides a true kaleidoscope of traditional Polish and Ukrainian folk dance.
Salt Lake City is a great creative hub, encompassing many different cultures, and a sizable Slavic population. Many notable Polish, Ukrainian and Russian people have visited Salt Lake City, known for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Many of those visitors stayed, and formed the community known in Salt Lake today.
Karpaty performs at many different events year-round, both in the state of Utah, as well as nationally and internationally.
Every three years, Karpaty travels to Poland to participate in the International Polish Folk Dance Festival, where distinguished Polish folk ensembles come to represent the countries they reside in, and also present Polish culture through dance.