- Mixed Pickles Polka
I shall now endeavor to give an idea of the step, but I must again pray my readers to excuse the dryness of these details, as of all others of the same kind. Here, more than ever, I must lay aside all pretensions to elegance of style, and attend only ...
- Animation and Dance
The basic step of the Polka consists of an upclockpulse Hupf and a changestep with respectively a half right rotation. The steps 1 to 4 are danced with shoulder leadership gentleman to the right, lady to the left, while in the steps 5 to 8 the should ...
- Bratwurst Pages
The Polka is ubiquitous in Wisconsin and is by act of the Legislature the official state dance. A polka band is de rigeur at a Wisconsin wedding. Many small towns feature a polka dance on Sunday afternoons in places like the volunteer firemans hall ...
- Rec Arts Dance
The Polka is originally a Czech peasant dance. There is a story that it was invented by a peasant girl, one Sunday. By 1833 it had reached Prague, and from there it went on to Paris, the rest of the continent and the US. In England it never became ve ...
- The History of Dance Polka
Polka is defined as a vivacious couple dance of Bohemian origin in duple time; was a basic pattern of hopstepclosestep; a lively Bohemian dance tune in 24 time. The polka was originally a Czech peasant dance, developed in Eastern Bohemia now part of ...
- The Polka steps
The basic polka step consists of a preparatory hop followed by a chasse done first to the left and then to the right. ...
- Dance History Archives
The Polka however is traced all the way back to 1822 in Czech, by a poet named Celakovsky, who had translated of his tongue, the dances at the time, with one being the Cracoviacs Poland, which at the time was exactly like the Polka. One of the titl ...
- The Polka Happiness
Polka Happiness is a study of the polka in America; specifically the PolishAmerican style in Buffalo and Chicago but also including a comparative chapter on SlovenianAmerican style in Milwaukee. The authors had no polka scholarship to draw on when th ...
- Polka Texas Style
You can practice it by yourself or preferably with a partner. In Texas, there are two ways to do the polka: the very simple way, which I call the Straight dance and the little more complicated Czech style which I call the Double shuffle. I will desc ...
- The Polka Popular Czech Dance
In 1834 Anna Chadimova came to Kostelec nad Labem from the Sedlcany county. She served in the Klastersky family. Anna was welltempered, she always sang and danced when she worked. The Klastersky were a musical family. Preceptor Josef Neruda taught th ...