St. Louis Metro Polka Club


Table Of Contents
Directions to Caseyville
Application to Join Club
25 Year Club History
 Club Officers
Gift Suggestions 
Local Bands
DJ's
2021 Events

2022 Events


Just for Fun

Photo Gallery
Stampede photos
 S.H.I.R.T. photos 
Contrast Dance 

Related Polka/Dance Sites

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Polka Jammer Network
Polka 101 Dance Video

Instructional polka video

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Christmas Party Saturday Dec 11th Tickets On Sale Now!

Barefoot Becky and the Invanoe Dutchmen return to play for the club!  This band is fantastic and hails from Iowa. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance by mail. The doors open at 11, a fantastic meal is at Noon, followed by dancing from 2-6.  This is held at the Albers American Legion, 600 Bertha, Albers IL 62245. TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED BY DEC 3rd.

Price for Members - $20, Non-members $30.

Checks payable to St Louis Metro Polka Club
Include a self addressed stamped envelope and
Mail to
Shirley Langenhorst
98 Birch Lane
Germantown, IL 62245-2002

Merchandise is Now Available!

Want to feel a part of this group by sporting their clever logo on your clothes when you attend local events and events around the country?  We have sweat shirts, short sleve shirts and t-shirts available for purchase.  Click on this link for pictures.

Hofbräuhaus Hires Local Band The St Louis Express

St Louis Express BandThe St Louis Metro Polka club is proud to have one of our local bands The St Louis Express band playing at the Hofbräuhaus St. Louis-Belleville (123 St. Eugene Drive Belleville, IL 62223).  It is located directly across the street from the well known attraction Our Lady of The Snows Shrine.  Sample the local brew or Bavarian specialities as you listen and dance to this great band.

Their performance dates are
November 11, 12, 18 and 19 from 5-9PM
December 9, 10, 16, 17 and 30 from 5-9PM.

The Band will also be performing New Years Eve from 8PM -1AM at the German Cultural Society. Please contact the German Cultural Society for additional information and tickets.

The St Louis Express Band specializes in ethnic music (polkas, waltzes, etc) Czech, German, Polish, Slovenian, Hungarian, Italian and also plays a variety of American standard songs, country and rock n' roll. They perform songs in 5 different languages.

On The Move In 2022

The Club will be trying out a new venue in 2022. The club will have their meetings and dances at the VFW Post 1117 in Caseyville, IL.  The address is 415 N Long St, Caseyville, IL 62232.  Meetings and dances will still be on 4th Sunday's with the same timeframe -- the officers meeting starts at 12:30, general member meeting starts at 1:30 with the club dance starting at 2:30.  Dance admission $10 and the DANCE IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Sadly, WEW 770AM Radio No Longer Supports Polka Music

Regretfully, radio station WEW 770AM is programming without polka music. Your alternatives are to look to the internet for stations that do. The following links will bring you to your beloved polka music.

 
Polka! Hosted by Mollie B

PBS out of Wisconsin recently aired a documentary filmed in 2016 on the polka, and is hosted by Mollie B. The documentary is excellent and includes the history of the polka, with interviews with several musicians, and even  has a few of our club members dancing in the background, hope you can pick them out. POLKA! video opens in a new window

What's a Polka Fest?

In case you've ever wondered what it's like to go to a Polka Festival, you can't beat the one that's held in New Glarus Wisconsin in June - the Roger Bright Memorial Polka Fest.  This a combination indoor and outdoor festival with great music and lots of fun held in a small town which happens to brew the state of Wisconsin's best selling beer - Spotted Cow.  Photos from last year's event are posted http://www.flickr.com/photos/o2bkjn/sets/72157636132800615/.  Many thanks to Dancin Donna for setting up this set of photos.  Roger Bright's band played for the St Louis Metro Polka Club's festivals for many years.  He passed away in 2001, but his music lives on, as does this festival.

Our Polka Dancers in Action Youtube Video

When you have some time to sit in front of your computer, you might enjoy seeing club members in action.  We'll keep posting the videos for your enjoyment.
The Button Box Club https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Az6VAscYx4&feature=em-share_video_user
Eddie Korosa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pErJB9ZN2Y&list=UUh7Xm4MwwXSCoDuB75Ne3Dw&index=1
Polka Connection https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXYvqROwZWE&feature=em-share_video_user
Polka Stampede http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJGVhPwl3bU
Eddie Korosa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW6bqKyUul4

Need to Polka for an Upcoming Wedding or Event?   

Don't panic.  There is no better place to learn how to polka dance than at at Polish Hall 826 Greenwood St, Madison, IL. Lots of skilled dancers are present and are willing teach you how to dance.  Polish Hall has a wooden dance floor, and a separate bar area for the libation of your choice.  The best time to learn is at the St Louis Metro Polka Club functions.   You'll have better success if your shoes have leather soles, and if you have a musical choice for the polka, opt out of the Beer Barrel Polka, the tempo is a little ambitious for a beginner.

Become A Member

The club is always looking for new members. It's only $12 a year -- join in January for the maximum benefit. The benefits of membership include a quarterly newsletter, information on special events, and an opportunity to meet some of the nicest people who just happen to enjoy polka music and polka dancing. Consider joining at one of our meetings and get a blue and white pompom to help welcome the bands If you'd like to join by mail please complete.Application to Join Club and mail it to one of the officers listed on the application.  Sorry, no on line applications can be accepted at this time.






last updated December 4, 2021