Saturday, January 2, 2016

Polka Party Is Sunday At Dorchester Legion

Are you ready to party to polka?

Back by popular demand, the Dorchester American Legion this coming Sunday, Jan. 10, will once again host a polka dance at the Legion Hall.

According to an e-mail sent to the Times, polka queen Angie Kriz and her PolkaToons will show you how polka was meant to be played. 

Sunday's event will kick off at 4:00 p.m. and continue until 8:00 p.m. 

Only a $5 cover charge and the Dorchester Legion kitchen will be open. So plan to have dinner at the Legion.

Free will donations will be accepted.

Proceeds will go to the Dorchester American Legion.

And here's a little trivia for some of you with curious minds: Polka originated as a Czech peasant dance. Historic folklore has it that a peasant girl named Anna Slezak invented the steps one day for her own amusement.  The word “pulka” is derived from the Czech phrase for “half-step,” which refers to the dance pattern of lightly stepping from one foot to the other.


  1. Skalak Family Band would have been a good choice, if they were available. Both Russ & Debbie are former DHS graduates and were raised in the Dorchester area. Hometown ties would mean a lot to some folks. A thought for next year.

  2. It is time to hand over the reigns folks, no polka dance because one person decided it was to cold. It is winter and it is cold and if you want that Legion to stay open it needs a breath of fresh air. Thank God for the people who have given so much time and energy to things being done there but if you want young people to be involved turn over the reigns.


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