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
2019 Events
 
Just for Fun

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

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Polka Jammer Network 

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Sunday April 28th Meeting and Club Dance

It takes place at Polish Hall 826 Greenwood St, Madison, IL  with a short club meeting beginning at 2PM, and the 3.5 hour dance following with entertainment by the Eddie Korosa and the Boys from Illinois band.  Dance admission is $7. Members and non-members are welcome to attend the meeting.   Polish hall has a fantastic wooden dance floor, cash bar and food is available for purchase.  This is a great opportuinity to pay your club dues. Only $8 a year.

Polish Hall will Celebrate 102 Years Sunday May 5th  

Celebrating 102 Years of Family, Friends & Community. Doors open at 12:00 noon. Live Music by Dave Hylla & the Good Times Band from 2 to 6 PM. Admission Charge $2. Ages 12 & under Free. Golabki (cabbage rolls), Pierogi (filled dumplings), Paczki (donuts), Chrusciki (bow tie cookies), Polish Sausage Sandwiches & Drinks on Sale (cash). Open to the Public.

Club to Celebrate 35 Years Saturday June 1st  

The St Louis Metro Club will be celebrating it's 35th anniversary with a special dance open to the public.  They have hired the Steve Meisner Band from Whitewater Wisconsin.  In Steve's 40 year musical career he has performed with the nation’s top accordionists, polka icons & musicians including Myron Floren, Frank Yankovic, Joey Miskulin, & of course his father Verne Meisner. The event will be held from 2-6PM at the Swansea Moose Lodge No. 1221 located at 2425 N Illinois St, Swansea, IL 62226.  The Lodge has a great wooden floor perfect for your dancing shoes, and food and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are available now for $12.  Get them in person at our meetings or send a self addressed stamped envelope to:
Norm Schaefer 412 Quary Rd, Columbia, IL 62236  or to
Shirley Langenhorst 98 Birch Lane Germantown, IL 62245.  Checks payable to the St Louis Metro Polka Club.

Hawaiian Shirt Photos Now On Line  

The photographer was a little slow, but the photos are here S.H.I.R.T. photos

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.  It is about an hour and a half in length, which includes pledge drive information. 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 $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 March 25, 2019