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Visiting St Louis?
June 26th Next Meeting and Dance
PLEASE NOTE, SHOULD OUR MEETING LAST LESS THAN 60 MINUTES, THE DANCE START TIME MAY BE AS EARLY AS 2PM, AND THE DANCE WILL STILL BE 3 HOURS IN DURATION.
Hofbräuhaus Hires Local Band In May and June
The St Louis Metro Polka club is proud to have one of our local bands - The St Louis Express 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. The band plays 5-9PM on the following days in May 26, 27, and 28. The dates in June are 2, 3, 9, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24.
Additionally on June 11th they will be playing in Branson MO at a block party.
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.
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.
Sadly, WEW 770AM Radio No Longer Supports Polka MusicRegretfully, 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 any polka function. Lots of skilled dancers are present and are willing teach you how to dance. 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.