Lajkonik was established in 1990 by a group of enthusiastic parents and Urszula Lang. The first group comprised of about 20 young children between the ages of 6 and 11. Currently the group comprised of about 50 dances between the age of 4 and 50. Lajkonik’s first performance was in Jindabyne in February 1990, at the Blessing of the Strzelecki Statue during the Strzelecki Festival of that year.
Since establishment, Lajkonik has participated in every Polart Festival (1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015) in Australia, and 5 consecutive Rzeszow Festivals in Poland (1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008). It has been the primary performing Ensemble at 4 Kosciuszko Festivals (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010) (now known as K’Ozzie Fest) which promote knowledge about General Tadeusz Kosciuszko and Sir Paul Edmund Strzelecki. Lajkonik is believed to be the FIRST AND ONLY dance ensemble in history known to perform on the summit of Mt Kosciuszko (February 2007).