Sunday, April 30, 2017

Polka, Polka, Polka Tonight In Dorchester

Don't let the dreary weather get you down.  Instead, get ready to party to polka.

Back by popular demand, the Dorchester American Legion today (Sunday, April 30) will once again host a polka dance at the Dorchester Legion Hall.

According to an e-mail sent to the Times, the Accordionettes Band will show you how polka was meant to be played.

Today's event will kick off at 5 p.m. and continue until 9 p.m.

Only a $10 cover charge and the Dorchester Legion kitchen will be open.

Dinner will be served and will feature two choice of meats.

Proceeds will go to the Dorchester American Legion.

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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