Wednesday, January 6, 2010


January - National Polka Month

Did you know that January is National Polka Month?

Around Pittsburgh, there are many local clubs that sponsor polka dances. Everyone here knows (or thinks they know) how to polka, and show off their skills at every family wedding. It's a simple but fast paced ballroom type of dance, relying on an easy step-close-step foot movements. Below is a video example of the polka.

Many times, the polka is much more fast paced. If you're not sure what to do, just follow the advice of my Dad, "It's easy. Just count 1-2-3, shuffle your feet a little, and shake your shoulders!"

The music is just as important to the polka as the dance itself. In honor of National Polka Month, we have the polka CD's on our website on sale. Kevin Solecki is a Grammy nominated accordian artist from Pittsburgh, PA and has two solo discs. He has played with many bands around the country - read more about Kevin at

Get out there and POLKA!

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