Friday, August 9, 2013

National Polka Day -Postcard Friendship Friday #180

 


The Polka is a dance which involves a man and a woman performing a series of triple steps to happy, lively tunes which are usually played on the accordion.

Apparently the dance has been around a long time.  Some say the Polka originated in Bohemia during the 1800s.   Others insist the dance was invented by a girl named Anna Slezak, in the year 1834.  It was around that time, the dance gained popularity in ballrooms around the world. 

Here in the States, during Oktoberfest, dancers often perform the Polka in groups wearing wonderful costumes.  From what I hear, it is GREAT exercise, too!

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6 comments:

Irene said...

I love your card. Not sure about when or how the Polka was invented, but my husband and I sure do enjoy it. We don't do the costume bit anymore, we "outgrew" them. Ha ha!

Maria Kristina Maano said...

That song, that itsy bitsy tiny yellow polka dot bikini is playing in my head. Haha!

I wanna learn that 'polka' dance ;-) I'll try to find tunes in youtube.

VioletSky said...

ha, MKM, did you know that song is 50 years as of this week?

anyway, I don't know how you find such cards for every occasion, but it always a treat to come here :)

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I remember being taught how to do the polka but that was many years ago. I wouldn't like to try now. :)

Sorry to have been absent so long. Life has had its ups and downs.

Grace Bailhache said...

Hello Dear Beth,

Happy to be back from my wedding short trip. I saw nice cards in Deauville and thought about you, unfortunatelly I didn't made it to go back to that place after the 3 days of celebration there.

This card is so full of energy, I love the colors too. Well, I'm not familiar at all with the Polka, heard about it, during some ballroom sessions I saw dancers doing Polka Mazurka but that all...

Thanks for the discovery and Happy (late) PFF !

Kisses from Grace

Grace Bailhache said...

Hello Dear Beth,

Happy to be back from my wedding short trip. I saw nice cards in Deauville and thought about you, unfortunatelly I didn't made it to go back to that place after the 3 days of celebration there.

This card is so full of energy, I love the colors too. Well, I'm not familiar at all with the Polka, heard about it, during some ballroom sessions I saw dancers doing Polka Mazurka but that all...

Thanks for the discovery and Happy (late) PFF !

Kisses from Grace