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 

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Polka Jammer Network
Instructional polka video

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August 28th, meeting and HULA dance !!

Sunday August 28th, HAWAIIAN SHIRT Dance.  The pandemic put this colorful event on hold until this year. So here's the plan - find your most colorful outfit, try it on to make sure it fits, and get ready to attend the event.  The club will have their normal meetings in advance (officers meeting starts at 12:30, general member meeting starts at 1:30) with the club dance starting somewhere between 2PM and 2:30 depending on the length of the meeting. The dance is 3 hours in duration. Dance admission $10. DANCE AND GENERAL MEETING IS ALWAYS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Rendition band is the featured entertainment in August.  Hope to see you there. Don't be worried if you don't dance a hula - just have fun! Check out our photo gallery to see a few pix of the 2019 event.

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 July 27, 2022