The fireworks have subsided, but the polka is just firing up again in Dorchester. Get ready to party to polka.
Back by popular demand, the Dorchester American Legion this Saturday, July 8, will once again host a polka dance at the Dorchester Legion Hall in downtown Dorchester.
According to an e-mail sent to the Times, the Moonlighers Polka Band will show you how polka was meant to be played.
The dance will kick off at 6 p.m. and continue until 10 p.m.
Only a $10 cover charge at the door, which includes the dance and a meal, and the Dorchester Legion kitchen will be open.
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.