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
2021 Events


Just for Fun

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

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Polka 101 Dance Video

Instructional polka video

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HAWAIIAN SHIRT DANCE August 22nd Meeting and  Dance at Polish Hall

Our first special event of the year - the HAWAIIAN SHIRT dance is Aug 22nd. Dress in your clothes appropriate for the event.  Check out the SHIRT photos of a previous event.  There will be a meeting prior followed by the dance with The St Louis Express Band, at Polish Hall 826 Greenwood St, Madison, IL.  Club officers meeting starts at 12:30, general member meeting starts at 1:30 with the club dance starting at 2:30.  Dance admission $10. DANCE IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Please stay healthy and follow current CDC guidelines and any additional local guidelines as they may change.

Supporting Polka Music Today

A perfect way to support polka music is by donating a little of your money to keeping polka music on the radio.  Anthony Kaminski's WEW 770AM radio programs have been a blessing to us for years and especially in the pandemic when we can't go anywhere.  Anthony has three different programs - Polka Time in Old St Louis, Polish Hour, and Polka Plus on Sunday afternoons.  The polka programs are in need of donations to keep the programs on air.  If you enjoy listening to these programs, please consider a donation - of any size. Please make the check out to Polka Plus and mail to 14 Whitewood St, St Peters, MO 63376. Include a music request (and program time slot you'd like it to be played on) with your donation, and Anthony will make every effort to play it for you. You can be assured that 100% of any donation will go towards keeping the radio programs on the air.

Expanded Polka Music on Radio and Through Your Computer

Radio station  WEW 770 AM  has Polka programming on Sundays.  
  • Sunday 2:00-3:00 PM Polkas and Waltzes back to back
  • 3:00 - 4:00 PM Polish Hour  with Anthony Kaminski
  • 4:00 - 5:00 PM 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.

 
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 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 $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 26, 2021