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

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
Instructional polka video

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2 Club Sponsored Events in July !!

Saturday July 16th and Sunday July 24th are the dates to put on your calendars.  Both events will take place at the VFW Post 1117 in Caseyville, IL 415 N Long St, Caseyville, IL 62232.  Please note the start time of the events is different. both events ARE open to the public.

Saturday July 16th - is a freebie for members, and only $10 for guests.  The featured band will be the Heritage band which will play from 2-5PM.  Food and drink available at the bar as usual. 

Sunday July 24th, the club will have their normal meeting followed by a dance. The
officers meeting starts at 12:30, general member meeting starts at 1:30 with the club dance starting at 2:30.  Please be advised, should the meeting last less than an hour, the dance start time may be as early as 2PM, with the dance 3 hours in duration.  Dance admission $10. DANCE IS ALWAYS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Dave Hylla's Good Times Band is the featured entertainment in July.  Hope to see you there.

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 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 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.






last updated June 27, 2022