Dance Steps


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
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Polka Basic back step

Man's foot position

Basic backward step in Polka
Basic backward steps Polka
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Polka left turn step

Man's foot position

Polka left turn man foot position
Left turn in Polka
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See Also

History of Polka Dance.

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