St. Louis Metro Polka Club

Sunday 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 Hall 826 Greenwood St, 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 Albers, IL. 


Does This Guy Look Familiar?

Duane MalinowskiHe 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 :
Shirley Langenhorst

98 Birch Lane
Germantown, IL 62245-2002


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.  It is about an hour and a half 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 dancing in the background, hope you can pick them out. POLKA! video opens in a new window

Polka Music on Radio and Through Your Computer

Radio station  WEW 770 AM  has Polka programming on weekends.  

WEW also streams live at  http://www.wewradio.com. 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, could also 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 / Cleveland style polkas and waltzes. Visit the On line Broadcast links on the left side of this page.

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 $8 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.


Table Of Contents
Polish Hall Directions
Application to Join Club
25 Year Club History
 Club Officers
Gift Suggestions 
Local Bands 

DJ's

2017 Events 
Just for Fun

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

Contrast Dance 

Related Polka/Dance Sites

http://www.polkas.com/
http://polkajammernetwork.org/

Springfield PoLKofA
Polka 101 Dance Video
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Instructional polka video

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last updated 9/28/2017