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Program

Sep 6, 2019 6:00 PM

Mini-workshop: POLKA DANCE

Join the polka dance lecture led by Martin Vika. Workshop participants will be guided through their first encounter with the polka dance genre and shown the essential techniques.

 

6PM in the BBLA Multifunctional Room (3rd Floor)
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Polka dance lecture led by Martin Vika and his parter Anna Vystydová.

It has never been easier to learn the Czech national dance in NYC. Join the polka dance mini-workshop from a dance master from one of the biggest dancing schools in Prague. Martin Vika is one of the best 12 couples in the Czech Republic. Come learn POLKA from a true professional!

The polka is originally a Czech dance and genre of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas. It originated in the middle of the 19th century as a Czech peasant dance in Bohemia, now part of the Czech Republic. Historic folklore has it that a peasant girl named Anna Slezak invented the steps one day for her own amusement. The word “pulka” is derived from the Czech phrase for “half-step,” which refers to the dance pattern of lightly stepping from one foot to the other.

More about Martin Vika HERE

Venue:

Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

Sep 6, 2019 6:00 PM

Organizer:

Czech Centre


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