Friday, October 21, 2016

Little Tavern Band Is Headlining Oct. 23 Polka Dance At Dorchester Legion

Are you ready for polka? It's that time again.

Back by popular demand, the Dorchester American Legion this coming Sunday, Oct. 23, will once again host a polka dance at the Legion Hall.

The Little Tavern Band will be putting on quite the show, according to information received by the Times.  

Sunday's event will kick off at 3 p.m. and continue until 7 p.m. (or later if the rowdies demand it). Come dance to your favorite polka, waltz or fox trot; or just sit and listen to the Little Tavern Band.

Only a $5 cover charge and the Dorchester Legion kitchen will be open. 

Chicken baskets will be served, so plan to have dinner at the Legion.

Free-will donations will be accepted. Proceeds will go to the Dorchester American Legion.

We're also told another polka party is set for Saturday, Nov. 12, at City Slickers Bar and Grill.  That's when Angie Kriz and the Polka Toons will be in town from 5-9 p.m.

And here's a little trivia: 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.

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