2015 Special EventsPolka Stampede
Related Polka/Dance Sites
On line Broadcast
Visiting St Louis?
Sunday March 8th The Polka StampedeJeans, cowboy boots, kerchiefs and all western attire will be appropriate to attend the Club's first special event - the Polka Stampede. It all takes place at Polish Hall 826 Greenwood St, Madison, IL and features live music by the Polka Connection and is only $7 admission. Dancing begins at 2PM and lasts until 5:30. No reservations necessary and this event is open to the public. Check out some of the Stampede photos from past events.
Sunday March 22nd - Meeting and DanceThe club has a meeting at Polish Hall 826 Greenwood St, Madison, IL and is followed by a dance to live music. The meeting begins at 2PM and members and non-members are welcome to attend. The dance immediately follows the meeting and normally begins a little before 3PM. Pat Auberry's Accordion Duo is the featured live entertainment.
Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center Plays Polka Music
The club was recently contacted by Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center with the news that they were having a Polka Party. Rich Cullen, one of our musicians and club member provided the entertainment. The Lodge was pleased with the turnout and will be having another event dance May 22nd. More to follow as we get closer to the date.
The Hawaiian S.H.I.R.T. Dance Photos On LineThe Hawaiian S.H.I.R.T. photos are now online. Share them with your friends neighbors and all polka loving pals. An added bonus - this event was filmed and is found https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=111nzU1BydU&feature=em-share_video_user - The event starts about a minute 14 seconds into the video and lasts about an hour.
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.
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?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.
Polka Music on Radio and Through Your Computer
Radio station WEW 770 AM has Polka programming on weekends.
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.