Dance Steps

Polka

Polka Performers

Polka Steps

The basic polka step consists of a preparatory hop followed by a chasse done first to the left and then to the right.

The Polka is primarily a fast dance. It is danced to music written in 2/4 time with the first beat more heavily accented. Polka music may also be written in 4/4 time. It is generally danced to a quick, quick, slow rhythm.

Polka Basic forward step

Man's foot position

Polka basic forward step
Basic forward step Polka Start position

Polka Basic back step

Man's foot position

Basic backward step in Polka
Basic backward steps Polka

Polka left turn step

Man's foot position

Polka left turn man foot position
Left turn in Polka

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History of Polka Dance.

Image courtesy K Summers