St. Louis Metro Polka Club

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

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Springfield PoLKofA
Polka 101 Dance Video
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Instructional polka video

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Sunday April 23rd Mark Your Calendars   

Make your plans now to attend the next Polka Club event April 23rd. The St Louis Metro Polka Club has a meeting at Polish Hall 826 Greenwood St, Madison, IL at 2PM and members and non-members are welcome to attend. The dance immediately follows the meeting and normally begins a little before 3PM and ends about 6:30The featured entertainment is Eddie Karosa and the Boys from Illinois.  John Candy's band from the movie "Home Alone" was actually Eddie Karosa and the Boys, so don't miss the opportunity to see this great entertainer. 

Sunday April 30th Polish Hall Celebrates 100 Years   

Polish Hall 826 Greenwood St, Madison, IL is turning 100 years old! Feeling a little nostalgic for those Sunday dances from 1975-1984 where Dave Hylla's Good Times Band played 400 consecutive Sunday night engagements? Well he's back, and will be playing Sunday April 30th from 1-5 PM.  Admission is rolled back to $2.  Polish food will be on sale as well.  Pick up a celebration T-shirt to support Polish Hall.

Button Box Club to Entertain at Aunt Maggie's Restaurant April 15th   

Celebrate that the Tax season has been extended a couple of days by attending and enjoying good food and this fun band.  The St Louis Button Box band sets up in the back room and plays from 6-9PM.  Aunt Maggie's on Main is located at 230 N Main St, Columbia, IL, 62236.  Reservations accepted  (618) 281-7894.

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.  

  • Sunday 3:00 to 5:00 PM Polish Hour followed by Polka Plus with Anthony Kaminski

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.




last updated March 28, 2017