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

2017 Events 
Just for Fun

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

Contrast Dance 

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Start Out the New Year Celebrating National Polka Month   

January is National Polka Month and our club dance will be free! Plenty of music and dancing so you can take off those holiday pounds.  Make your plans now to attend the next Polka Club event January 22nd. The St Louis Metro Polka Club has a meeting at Polish Hall 826 Greenwood St, Madison, IL at 2PM and members and non-members are welcome to attend. The dance immediately follows the meeting and normally begins a little before 3PM and ends about 6:30 Mike Wisneski's Polka Connection is the featured entertainment.  In the event of inclement weather for Polka Club events, contact one of the officers or look to this website for updated information.

Squeeze Box with Ted Lange & Mollie B Coming Soon to our Area  

That's right, Squeeze Box with Ted Lange and Mollie B will be in our area Friday March 10th (7-11PM) and Saturday March 11th (2-6PM).  It is sure to be a sell out event as it has been in the past.  This event will be held at the Mascoutah Moose Lodge 211 N2nd St, Mascoutah, IL.  Tickets wont' be available until January 1st and are $15 a person each day or $26 for both days.  Polka Club members attending one of the upcoming local club meetings and dances will have an opportunity to win tickets to Saturday's dance.  Not feeling lucky? Purchase your tickets in advance by mailing in a check payable to LOOM (please state the date you plan to attend) and mail them to Robyn Yarber 2135 Radio Range Rd, Belleville, IL 62221. For additional information contact Robyn 618-779-2603, Rebecca 618-1800 rschomaker7@gmail.com.

Polka Music on Radio and Through Your Computer

Radio station  WEW 770 AM  has Polka programming on weekends.  

  • Sunday 3:00 to 5:00 PM Polish Hour followed by 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.

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 Wisconson'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 $8 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 January 2nd, 2017