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Related Polka/Dance Sites
On line Broadcast
Visiting St Louis?
October 22nd Meeting and Dance
Make your plans now to attend the next Polka Club
meeting and dance with Dave Hylla's Good Times Band. It takes place at Polish
Madison, IL with a short club
meeting beginning at 2PM, with the 3.5 hour dance following it. Members
and non-members are welcome to attend the meeting. Admission to the
dance is $7, and you'll have an opportunity to purchase tickets to
Duane Malinowski's Polka Jamboree - a dinner dance heldDecember 9th in
This Guy Look Familiar?
He should! It is Duane
Malinowski from Toledo
Ohio. Duane Malinowski
and the Polka Jamboree played for our Thanksgiving Weekend Festivals
for over 15 years. He and his
band will be coming to the St Louis area
December 9th for the club's holiday dinner dance party. The event will
be held at the Albers American Legion, 600 Bertha, Albers IL 62245.
Doors open 11AM, dinner at 12:00 followed by dancing
from 2-6PM. Member
tickets are $15 and Non members $23
which includes the cost of your dinner. We anticipate a
sellout. To obtain tickets, please make checks payable to the St Louis
Metro Polka Club
Include a self addressed stamped envelope and Mail to :
98 Birch Lane
Germantown, IL 62245-2002
Hosted by Mollie B
out of Wisconsin recently aired a documentary filmed in 2016 on the
polka, and is hosted by Mollie B. It is about an hour and a
in length, which includes pledge drive information. 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
in the background, hope you can pick them out. POLKA!
video opens in a new window
Music on Radio and Through Your Computer
Radio station WEW 770 AM
has Polka programming on weekends.
3:00 to 5:00
PM Polish Hour followed by Polka
with Anthony Kaminski
WEW also streams live at
If you'd like to request a song or become a sponsor to keep this type
of programming on the air, call
314-969-7700 during the broadcast.
Webcasts that feature polka music on line
any time you
want are available. Yes, that midnight ramble to the fridge,
take you to a computer where you'll be able to hear polka music pumped
into your computers speakers. Each of the websites offer
connections at high speed (Cable/DSL) or dial up. Enjoy!
Prime Time Polkas offers the best in Slovenian /
style polkas and waltzes. Visit the On line Broadcast links on the left
side of this page.
a Polka Fest?
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
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
Roger Bright's band played for the St Louis Metro Polka
festivals for many years. He passed away in 2001, but his
lives on, as does this festival.
Polka Dancers in Action Youtube
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 for an Upcoming Wedding or Event?
panic. There is no better place to learn how to polka dance
than at at Polish
Greenwood St, Madison, IL. Lots of skilled dancers are present and are
willing teach you how to dance. Polish Hall has a wooden
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
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.
The club is always looking for new
It's only $8
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.