Monday Night Chapelwood Methodist
Begins Monday, March 6, $40 for four 90 minute
classes in October.
Description: The San Antonio Stroll (Everything You
Ever Wanted to Know About Polka: Synchronized
Polka, Side by Side Polka, and Triple Two)
Synchronized Polka is a form of Western Polka where the man and the
woman start on the same foot and dance matching patterns at each
other's side to Polka-rhythm Western music.
Polka music can be very fast. Consequently advanced dancers look for
ways to conserve energy and have fun in the process. Two favorite
solutions are Western Cha Cha and Triple Two. Both dances allow
people to dance slower to the same music, but also involve
However many people prefer to stick with Polka footwork "if only
there was a way to slow it down a bit". Synchronized Polka
accomplishes that nicely. Synchronized Polka is it can be easily
blended in with your regular Polka patterns.
If you are having
trouble visualizing Synchronized Polka, think "Cotton Eyed Joe".
The Cotton-Eyed Joe is basically the 'original' Synchronized Polka
dance... both people start with their right foot and both people
dance side by side starting from the Sweetheart Position (see
The only thing you need to know in order to take this course is a
basic understanding of Polka footwork.
Side by Side Polka
Side by Side Polka, also known as
Pattycake Polka, is an extremely easy system of
Polka patterns where the man and the woman dance
side by side linked by one hand at a time.
Periodically they touch each other's free hand,
thus giving this footwork system its distinctive
advantage of these patterns is that the woman
does not have to dance backwards, a real relief
to the ladies.
Triple Two is Polka footwork with two walking
steps added in. Triple step, Triple step,
Walk Walk. The major advantage of Triple
Two is that it 'slows' the dance down. By
adding two walking steps, people do not have to
work as hard to keep the fast pace of the music.
Plus the patterns are easy to lead and follow,
thereby giving the lady a break.
simply come by Chapelwood and start. For questions, please
email Rick Archer,