Ballet class in Wroclaw

The Wroclaw Ballet Academy is the best place for adults who want to start dancing ballet as well as for those more advanced.

About school

At the Academy, they teach classical and contemporary dance at a professional level, but above all, they develop your passion for dance. Attention is paid to develop the correct posture, figure, coordination and condition.

Classes are held in small, closed groups, with the possibility of individual approach to the student.

Lessons

During classes at the Ballet Academy you will have a chance to learn very well the basics of ballet and contemporary dance, work on the technique, strengthen your muscles, improve your figure and, above all, get familiar with the possibilities of your body.

Classes:

  • Beginners ballet
  • Advanced ballet
  • Contemporary class
  • Stretching
  • BARRE OU SOL

There are also closed dance group that you can join in.

If you have never danced before I would recommend you to take beginners classes or first step.

If you are advanced dancer I would recommend you to take some master classes.

The stretching and barre au sol are lessons for everyone.

Studio

The WAB is located in the center of Wrocław – opposite the Świebodzki Railway Station. The cozy classroom and the warm atmosphere make it conducive to practice, dance and perform.

What’s the price?

One lesson
(1X lesson) – 40zł

Dancer
(4X Lessons) – 100zł

Corps de ballet
(8X Lessons) – 160zł

Coryphée
(16X Lessons- month) – 250zł

Soloist
(21X Lessons- month) – 290zł

Principal
(all lessons in month) –  330zł

HOW TO GET THERE?

Address: pl. Orląt Lwowskich 2 (Floor I), Wrocław

www.akademiabaletu.pl/

Friendly places for pets in Wroclaw

Wrocław has currently over 350 animal-friendly places. You can take your friends to many restaurants, galleries, museums and shops. You don’t have to leave your dog at home anymore. But spend your afternoons and weekends with him. All branches can be found in the Internet by entering the password: Wrocław Pets Welcome.

SHOPPING CENTRE

In Pasaż Grunwaldzki in Wrocław you can enter with dogs to about 104 shops for over 2 years. Owners with pets can enter shops, eat meals in the restaurant area and bowls with water can be found in front of the gallery building. This is the first animal friendly gallery in Wroclaw friendly to animals. Dogs over 10 kg need to have a muzzle only, and all animals must be on a leash.

Two other galleries followed the Grunwaldzki Passage. “Renoma” and “Galeria Dominikańska” are also animal-friendly. The same rules prevail in them as in the pioneer shopping centre.

Galeria Wroclavia, despite its proximity to the PKP and PKS, is not so conciliatory. Animals can only enter if they are guide dogs or animals that are very small and can be carried on their hands. However, not all stores allow to visit them with animals. Permission must be issued by the tenants of individual stores.

MUSEUMS

Some time ago, the Museum of Architecture in Wrocław granted permission to introduce animals. The institution changed its regulations due to an incident that happened in their museum. Museum staff found a homeless dog at the entrance to the Museum. Since then, the Institution has become friendly to pets.

PLAYGROUNDS

In Wroclaw you can also take your pet to playgrounds – created especially for dogs. The number one is a playground for dogs in Grabiszyński Park. It is the largest playground for tetrapods and the square is 1000 square meters. In the square there are various obstacles that will help to spice up the fun, and will serve as a good basie for learning tricks. The place is free-of-charge and the park is opened all year round.

Good playgrounds for animals are also the squares in Tołpa Park and on Górka Słowiańska.

If you are planning to come to Wroclaw, don’t hesitate and take your pet-friend with you. Wrocław has become a friendly place for animals.

Are you looking for a place to eat seafood at a reasonable price?

SeaFood Bar & Market is definitely a worth-visiting place on the map of Wroclaw. The address is: 12 Mikolaja Street. It’s opened every day, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Monday to Thursday and on Sundays, and from 9 a.m. to midnight from Friday to Saturday.

It’s a bar serving seafood dishes in a street-food concept. At the restaurant you can eat fresh seafood, drink beer from local breweries and try wine from reliable suppliers. In addition, in the restaurant you can find a mini market and  buy there fresh seafood and fish by weight.

The prices for breakfast oscillate around 10 zł for a different kind of fish sandwiches and around 20 zł for a fried breakfast, which is a shrimp shakshouka. You can also get a no-limit coffee refill for 12 zł.

The price for a fish or laksa soup is about 17 zł. You can buy a main dish for about 30 zł and there are a lot of seafood variations to try, like: lobster & shrimp roll, scallop sandwich, mussels with white wine sauce and a lot more delicious dishes. You can even choose your own fish from their market and they can prepare it the way you like the most.

When it comes to beverages, they have a wide choice of cold & hot drinks for 7-10 zł and alcohols for about 13 zł for a glass.

SeaFood Bar & Market is a very popular restaurant. But you don’t have to worry that there will be no place to sit, because the restaurant area consists of two floors, so there’s a lot of space there and the service is really fast for a place like that.

I really recommend this place, because the food is extremely fresh and delicious. So if you are a true sea food lover, don’t hesitate and visit this marine restaurant.

Wrocław means ecology!

ecological vozilla cars

Ecology and pollution of environment is one of the biggest issue on the world right now. Humanity have a huge problem with excesive quantity of rubbish which we are producing. Tones of plastic are swimming in Oceans. Another kinds of animals are dying irretrievably. Most of polish cities also are struggling with this problem, espcially when we are talking about SMOG and air condition. We are destroying our planet day, by day. But there is still a great number of people, who can’t raconcile with this fact, and the inhabitants of Wrocław are also in this group. A trend of being eco and living in harmony with nature is becoming more, and more visible everywhere around the globe. This trend is also great chance for all sort of brands to promote themselves. Check how it looks in Wrocław.

ecological vozilla cars

Vozilla – environment-friendly electric cars for rent

Sharing is now a very popular trend. It also applies in ecology. This is known by Vozilla, an electric car rental company operating in Wrocław. Only in the last year Wrocław residents have rented Vozilla cars over 300,000 times, which significantly reduced the number of cars driving on city streets, and thus significantly contributed to the reduction of emissions and exhaust fumes.

nextbike bicycle rental

Nextbike – take care of your and city’s condition

From March to October, Wrocław residents take care of their own form, but also reduce pollution in the city. All thanks to another rental company, which has been serving the city residents since 2011. Nextbike, an urban bicycle rental, is an inseparable element of the city today. The company offers cyclists a few dozen stations and several hundred bikes throughout the city. This is another example of how companies can efficiently join to the environmental protection trend, so that customers will be happy to use their services.

Fitness World poster

Fitness World – Your ecological gym in Wroclaw

The Fitness World fitness center operating in Wrocław meets the expectations of its clients and shows that it is possible to care for the environment regardless of the type of activity. The brand is promoted with posters informing how choosing the right materials and cleaning agents positively affects ecology. Thanks to the use of paper produced by Econatural and Fiberpack, they managed to process over 115,000 beverage cartons, reduce CO2 emissions by over 3000 kg and save nearly 50 trees.

The green race is just accelerating

As you can see, brands are already actively involved in the trend of ecological life, and customers only encourage them to use their services. I think that with time more companies will appear with new ideas. After all, we are all well aware of how much ecology still needs to be done in Poland.

Odra – part of Wroclaw culture

About Odra

To try and imagine Wroclaw without the Odra is tantamount to thinking of Giza without its pyramids. The city is defined by this great sprawling river with its numerous tributaries and canals, as well as by the 12 islands and over 120 bridges that cross it – all of which bring so much life, character and charm to the Lower Silesian capital. With so many waterways and spans it is little wonder that Wroclaw has been dubbed as the ‘Venice of Poland’ – although new visitors to the city can take this with a pinch of salt and leave their canoes at home. River Odra – part of Wroclaw culture.

The Odra was known to the Romans as Viadrus or Viadua, and was first referred to as the Odera around 990, when it was documented as the western boundary of early Poland under duke Mieszko I. Over the centuries the river gained more and more importance to Wroclaw, both as part of the trading routes that linked Russia, Germany and Bavaria together (and as such made Polish merchants very wealthy!), and also as a source of life and energy.

Today Wroclaw has two ports on the Odra and the river continues to play a part in its burgeoning trade economy, forming one of the city’s many great transport links.

The Odra is the second longest river in Poland, after the Vistula, covering 742km in Poland and 112km in the Czech Republic, from where it originates in the Oder Mountains. As it nears the Baltic Sea 187km of its length defines the modern day Polish-German border.

Jazz on the Odra

Jazz on the Odra, one of the oldest jazz festivals in Poland.

The Jazz Personality Contest is an inseparable part of the festival, and one of its hallmarks. The oldest and the most prestigious jazz competition in Poland is open for instrumentalists and singers, who at the time of the festival are 35 or younger. The 2018 Grand Prix – Jazz Personality laureate will receive a prize of 25 000 PLN sponsored by the Mayor of Wrocław; the Jury will also distinguish the best soloist, band and composer. From the very first years of the contest’s existence, it featured great musicians and stars of Polish jazz, including Włodzimierz Nahorny, Zbigniew Seifert, Ewa Bem, Krzesimir Dębski, Janusz Strobel, Henryk Miśkiewicz, Tomasz Szukalski and Andrzej Zaucha. Last year, the Grand Prix was won by Adam Jarzmik Quintet.

More and more Wroclaw’s citizens run and you cannot miss it

More and more Wroclaw’s citizens run and you cannot miss it

Nowadays many people want to take care of their health and condition properly. However, it is not as easy as it may seem. It’s hard to change your lifestyle to a healthier and better one, but the easiest way to begin is to start jogging.

Running is the easiest, most natural form of activity, which can positively affect our health. It gives the quickest results and what’s important it doesn’t cost much. Thanks to jogging you will reduce the risk of heart and cardiovascular diseases, lose weight, shape your figure, but also improve the intelligence and the look of your skin.

People who run regularly, less often get sick, are less likely to succumb to colds and infections, but if they do, they process them mildly, especially when they run outside in the fresh air, regardless of the weather. Regular running immunizes the body, tempers it and increases tolerance to rapid changes in atmospheric pressure. Thanks to this, the susceptibility to depression and malaise, caused by changes in the weather, is reduced. Running slows down aging processes and enables you to gain a youthful figure and efficiency. As shown by numerous tests, jogging since young age ,makes our bodies biologically younger than our peers’ who don’t make any sport, by 10-17 years, because biological age does not always coincide with a metric one.

People who start their running adventure can be divided into three groups.
1. People who want to lose weight and improve their physical condition.
2. People for whom jogging becomes a lifestyle.
3. Third group consists of people who have sports ambitions and a desire to compete in street running

What gives regular running?
1. Increases endurance
2. Oxygen the brain
3. Teaches time management
4. It makes pattern to follow
5. Provide a premium in the form of a extended life
6. Counteracts depression

Where can you run in Wroclaw?
• West Park – section about 1900m, most of the gravel route
• East Park – 2900m of a picturesque gravel road with sections over the Oława river
• Kleciński Park – a loop about 1500 m long with paved alleys, a few gentle runs and fugitives,
• Grabiszyński Park – a marked gravel road with a length of 5320m. Sheltered mostly with trees that protect from sun and wind.
• Running route between the Jagielloński bridges and the Swojczycki bridge is 5900m long. The route is covered with gravel, therefore it is suitable for both recreational and professional running. Each kilometer is marked.

Take the challenge, start running

Wroclaw inhabitants rest active, there are many smaller and larger events for runners. (Many of them are also charitable.)



Free walking tour – no boring tour guides

 

The idea of Free Walking Tour  has been around for a while, but started to be more popular nowadays. It’s a relatively new way to discover Wroclaw compared to the traditional tour concept.

A Misconception about Free Walking Tours

The word ‘free’ has obvious appeal to budget-conscious travellers but it’s also a word that can ring alarm bells.

Here’s a piece of advice from an experienced tour guide who did many FREE tours: A good FREE walking TOUR is interesting and useful even for locals, because a good FREE walking TOUR guide spends a lot time exploring the city, he knows hidden spots and places to show and speak about, so a tour will be surprising both for visitors and travelers and locals as well.

Plus there is nothing to lose apart from the calories you’ll burn with walking. FREE walking TOURs can`t be boring because their based only on donations!

Free walking tour available in several languages: English, German and Polish. There are also paid tours: CRAFT BEERS OF WROCLAW, FOODS OF WROCLAW – PRIVATE TOUR, CENTENNIAL HALL PRIVATE TOUR, OLD JEWISH CEMETERY PRIVATE TOUR, STREET ART TOUR.

How does Free walking Tour work?

Check our official site, where you can find the schedule of the tours.

For Example,

OLD TOWN WROCLAW

Sep-6th Jan: every day at 10.00 AM & 1 .30 PM
7thJan – Mar: the schedule will be available soon
Cancellations: 24th – 26th December, 1st of January tour at 10.00 am (join us at 1.30 pm)

Duration: about 2,5 hours

ISLANDS & BRIDGES OF WROCŁAW

Oct – 6th Jan: every Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat at 4:30 PM
7th Jan- May: the schedule will be available soon
Cancellations: 31st December tour is cancelled

Duration: about 2 hours

MEETING POINT

It will be guide with yellow umbrella in the Market Square close to Aleksander Fredro’s statue.

ATTENTION!
You don’t need to book a tour in advance –
JUST SHOW UP AND ENJOY.

Urban jungle in the city

Urban jungle in the city

How to create your own urban jungle in Wroclaw?

Urban jungle in the city
Urban jungle

There’s no better way to bring freshness and harmony into your life than to surround yourself with plants. Creating your own urban jungle in the city is not that difficult as you think.

Urban jungle and the love for plants seem to be everywhere lately. It is a huge trend in the interiors and design.  Tired of the cold and monochrome spaces, people prefer to be surrounded by the cosy and calm colours and shapes of the plants. There is a huge connection between love for plants and clean living and digital detoxing.

And indoor plants keep us reconnected to the nature. They have significant impact both on our physical and mental well being. They purify the air from toxins and release the oxygen back. Most of all they improve our sleep, decrease stress and anxiety levels and improve our cognitive performance.

Plants help us pursue a healthier and better lifestyle. While taking care of them we learn how to be patient again. In the world of instant gratification, plants make us slow down and wait for the result.

Creating your own urban jungle in the city is rather not difficult, but below are some helpful place that will get you started in Wroclaw.

Projekt Rośliny is a shop located on Kluczborska 3 Street. Two friends created this place out of their love for plants. They offer the advise on which plants to choose and what’s more how to take care of them. Their love and passion for plants is visible on each page of the book they wrote together, also called Projekt Rośliny.

Akademia Miejskiego Ogrodnika is a series of meetings and workshops held in Barbara on Świdnicka 8B Street. Each meeting consists of theoretical lecture about a chosen subject, connected with plants and also a practical workshop, where participants can check their knowledge in practice. What is even more useful, participants can share plants, seedlings and seeds between each other. Meetings are free of charge.

Last recommended place is Natura Rzeczy. It is a shop and a gallery filled with beautiful objects and plants.  Place promotes polish designers and organizes workshops that help participants discover their inner creativity and helps them find their inner peace.  One of the workshop teaches how to create our own forest in the jar.

It’s difficult only until you try it, so go on and create your own urban jungle in the city. Good luck!

Hala Targowa Wroclaw shopping center

Hala Targowa is a traditional a place of trade and meetings of residents.

A traditional place for shopping Hala Targowa (Wroclaw) – designed by Richard Plüddemann and Heinrich Küster.

Hala Targowa was built in 1908 and it is a valuable engineering monument. The design was very modern, the construction was supported on reinforced concrete arches, what gave the building a high durability. The external elevation is partly made of bricks, whereas from the south it is plastered. The window frames were made of steel. The building has two towers and a clock. The building has 4 floors, the most important is the main hall and the gallery surrounding it. In the cellars there are freezers and butchers’ rooms where there is quartered the meat. The hall towers are unfortunately not available for tourists. Many architectural elements of the Hala Targowa have been written in the list of the monuments. Starting from the main portals made of sandstone in the art nouveau style, through bas-reliefs, urban coat of arms, clocks. Ending with balustrades, stairs and even crates of meat stands also made in the art nouveau style.

Now Hala Targowa is a traditional a place of trade and meetings of residents.

After entering the main hall on the left side, you can find a few very large stands with fruits and vegetables, on the right there are meat, bakeries and dairy products. There are several stands with traditional products from Spain and Portugal. You can buy not only regional products but also high quality Spanish hams or feta cheese. You can buy here bread baked on natural sourdough, spelt buns, soy mingers, cold pressed oils, herbs and spices, birch juice. In the further part there are many stands with flowers and floristic accessories. There is a cash machine at the entrance, but for the majority of stands there is a possibility you to pay by a card. Apart from shopping, there are a few cheap bars and cafes in the hall, and a restaurant with  a craft beer in front of the entrance. In the hall gallery there are stands with chemical and household articles. In front of the building there is a tram stop (lines 8,7,17,9,23) next to it there are a few parking places, however, it is the best to walk on this part of the city.

 

Links to pages about similar topic:

News about Wroclaw:  http://wroclaw.naszemiasto.pl/artykul/hala-targowa-we-wroclawiu-dojazd-adres-godziny-otwarcia,3189197,art,t,id,tm.html

Wikipedia: https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hala_Targowa_przy_ul._Piaskowej_we_Wroc%C5%82awiu

Trade Stand : http://halatargowa.pl/stoiska-handlowe/

Jatki for artists, vegans and animal lovers

Jatki for artists, vegans and animal lovers is an unique and interesting street in Wroclaw.

It was formerly a street lined up with butchers. You can still see the channel where the blood of animals slaughtered for their meat. This is perfect destination for animal lovers who fight for animal rights.

https://visitwroclaw.eu/en/place/jatki-the-shambles-wroclaw

Polish artists have installed the bronze statue of a pig, a goose, a goat and a rabbit in honour of the million animals who died there since the middle ages.

Jatki are situated just a short walk from Rynek . it is worth taking a few moments to visit here.

This is architecturally different to other streets in the city. The first floor juts out over the ground floor. The shops are all craft related. Also several specialising in glass and similar ornaments.

Let,s see the most interestong and well-known places worth to visit in Jatki.

  • BB Gallery, ul. Jatki 3-6

It promotes and sells Polish applied and decorativd art, design as well as sculpture, painting and graphics. Moreover, it cooperate pernamently with over 80 Polish artists. The gallery has completed over 100 exhibitions. It runs artistic workshops in ceramics, glass and stained glass. Beside this,  works mainly with young artists.

  • Artists Club , ul. Jatki 1-2

Nightclub that breathes a real, artistic atmosphere. The initiation of organizational , cultural activities and spiritual care is exercised by Stanislaw Wolski, known to Wroclawers from his vigor and good manners.

  • M Gallery at Sare Jatki 10

Organise exhibitions with focus on painting, sculpture, glass and ceramic arts. Moreover it publishes visual materials such as catalogues, cards, invitations and calendars. Also it runs activities such as interior design workshops.

  • Tkacka Gallery at Jatki 9/13

The exhibitions in this gallery are devoted to the art of fiber. There is also sale of works of art, artistic clothing, souveneirs, weaving and knitting articles. Organised artistic weaving courses and international weaving looms. This is the only gallery of this type in Poland.

  • Wroclaw Gallery, ul. Jatki 11

This gallery presents nd sells works related to Wroclaw. These are: graphics, watercolors, oil paintings, stained glass windows, photographs.

  • Na Jatkach Galleries, ul. Stare Jatki

A group of several galleries located on Old Jatki street. This street is situated between  Odrzanska Street and Kielbasnicza Street.

  • Association of Polish Artists- Painters

This association conducts statutory activities for its members ans widely understood fine arts. First of all it deals with promotion, exhibition. Moreover organisation of open air exhibitions and other artistic events. Finally there are galleries that run independent business and artistic activities.

  • Na Jatkach Shop, ul. Jatki 16

 Artistic shop for the begginers and experienced artists.

  • Na Jatkach Club, ul. Swietej Elzbiety 3 / 4

Nightclub which has been rewarded to be the best club in Wroclaw. This is thanks to the atmosphere, service and decoration.