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The Pittsburgh Area Slovak Folk Ensemble (PÁS), one of the premier ethnic performing groups in Pittsburgh for more than 50 years, recreates the splendor of Slovakia through traditional folk music, song and dance.
Audiences have praised the authenticity of the entertainment which has helped them recall memories of their homelands or their ancestry. In colorful regional costumes of Slovakia, PÁS performs lively village dances from the Central Highlands of Det’va to the explosive Górale footwork of the mountainous Tatras, to the leaps and jumps of the West and to the graceful and romantic movements of Eastern Slovakia. The spirit of this country comes alive through the music and singing of folk songs.
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Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Slovak Day at Kennywood Park!
This year, we are excited to announce our participation in the 100th anniversary of Slovak Day at Kennywood Park in West Mifflin, PA. Slovak Day has always been an important part of Pittsburgh's Slovak cultural heritage, and PÁS has participated since the very beginning of our organization. As a community, we continue to embrace our traditions and celebrate our heritage together. Though the past few years have been a period of learning and growth through the pandemic, we are very excited to come together safely and celebrate such a significant milestone with our Slovak community here in Pittsburgh.
We would like to extend an invitation to all former members of PÁS to join us in celebrating this milestone, and to perform with us. If you are interested, please reach out to us via email.
Join us in celebrating PÁS's golden anniversary!
We are enthused to announce that in 2023, we will be celebrating our 50th year as a group! Over the years, we have learned and grown so much, and we are excited to continue our growth and continue to share our culture and heritage with our community.
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We are now accepting new members!
Quotes from our members
"PÁS has taught me about so much more than just choreography. I've learned about my culture, heritage, and most importantly, I've learned about what it means to be part of something that really matters and makes an impact on our community."
"...Beautiful costumes and authentic music...wonderful dancers"
- Walt Disney World, Florida, March 2012
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