Promenade Polka Mixer

The Music

Any polka tune with continual eight-bar phrases.

The Formation

Couples in a circle, evenly spaced, in waltz position, Leads facing out ready to commence polka.

The Figure

4 bars: Four bars of turning polka.

2 bars: Open up to half closed position and polka forward for two bars.

2 bars: The Lead sends the Follow straight forward in a solo promenade. The Lead stays in place, looking back over his right shoulder to invite the next Follow into the polka.

If you or your community is interested in learning to 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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