This Oktoberfest is going to be a blast! Pretzel Boys will be providing pretzels, and you can bring the beer and snacks you like! For current members of the studio, bring a guest and have a chance to play “das Leiderspiel” to win group or private lessons! The staff will be dressed in our best Liederhosen and teaching Polka, so join us in the costuming if you dare! RSVP here, on the FB event page, or call the studio to let us know you’re coming! And did I mention, it’s free?!!
Autumn celebrations call for hearty food and drink… and in the case of Prestige Ballroom, it also calls for a fun, hearty night of dancing at our Oktoberfest! Students, guests and staff enjoyed an evening of European culture that included authentic costumes, scrumptious brats, refreshing beer and learning a lively peasant dance called the polka!
Polka originated in Czechoslovakia in the 1830’s as a fun, lively social dance. Historians believe it was invented by a peasant girl one Sunday simply for her amusement. She came up with a dance to fit a song translated to “Uncle Nimra Bought a White Horse”. Polka’s popularity spread throughout Europe and to the States. It lost its popularity in the early twentieth century when jazz became so popular, but made a comeback when Polish immigrants adopted it as their national dance. The Lawrence Welk show also increased the polka in popularity.
Prestige Ballroom had a great turn out for our Oktoberfest party and everyone had fun learning this quick, lively dance! Join us next October for a fun evening of brats, beer and that fun, lively dance called the polka!