St. Louis Metro Polka Club

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Directions to Caseyville
Application to Join Club
25 Year Club History
 Club Officers
Gift Suggestions 
Local Bands

2024 Events

Just for Fun

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

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May 19th Polka Club Meeting and Dance 2-5PM

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 at 2PM. The dance is 3 hours in duration. Dance admission $10. DANCE AND GENERAL MEETING IS ALWAYS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC at the VFW Hall 415 N Long St. Caseyville, IL.  The St Louis Express Band is the featured entertainment. Dancing 2-5pm. Food and drink available.

Club 40th Anniversary Party On the Horizon

You won't want to miss the celebration of the club's 40th anniversary. We're planning something special on July 13th from 3-9PM which includes dancing to 2 bands and a buffet dinner. The club will celebrate at the Turner Hall (211 E. Cherry St) in Columbia, IL.  Dave Hylla's Good Times Band with Bob Berkemeier will be playing from 3-5:30pm and Butch's Polka Kings will be palying from 6:30-9pm.  The buffet dinner starts around 5pm and will continue until 6:30pm.  Tickets are $15 for members and $25 for non-members and MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE - deadline is July 1st. Buy your tickets at one of our upcoming events or purchase by mail.  Checks should be made out to St Louis Metro Polka Club and sent to either the club Treasurer or Vice President.
Shirley Langenhorst
98 Birch LN
Germantown, IL 62245

Norman Schaefer
412 Quarry Rd
C\olumbia, IL 62236

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.

Tune Into Internet  Sites for Polka Music at Any Time

The following links will bring you to your beloved polka music - 24 hours a day, so tune in!

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  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
Eddie Korosa
Polka Connection
Polka Stampede
Eddie Korosa

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 April 29, 2024