Polka & Galop

Contemporary Polka


Since the great polkamania of 1844, Polka has been danced continuously and enthusiastically around the world.


» Turning Basic
» Promenade
» Pursuit
» Vis á Vis

» Underarm Turn
» Double Underarm Turn
» Pivot Turn

Fancy Footwork
» Redowa in Polka Time

Reverse Polka
» Reverse Polka

Super Speed Polka
» Valse à Deux Temps
» Hopped Pivots

» Transitions to and from One Step


Here are a few of our favorite Polka tunes, arranged by tempo.

Related Dances

One Step

All variations in One Step can be adapted into Polka, and vice versa, using the transitions above.

If you or your community is interested in learning Polka, .

For more dance descriptions, see our three books on dancing:
The Book of Mixers: 100 Easy-Teach Dances for Getting Acquainted (2022) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge,
Cross-Step Waltz: A Dancer's Guide (2019) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge, and
Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living (2013) by Richard Powers and Nick Enge.

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