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 The Recessionaires Dance Club


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" POLKA "  Julie Carroll


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Remembering the "ROMANCE" of Ballroom Dancing

 
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" Just have fun - you don't have to be Fred Astaire "

 

The Recessionaires Dance Club

P.O. Box 272

Franklin Park, Illinois 60131 

Julie219ind@Yahoo.com



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in the title.



Thank you..


Pat Carroll  -  Webmaster & Niece of Julie Carroll



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Kenny Bartkowiak

&

SOUNDSATION

 Sunday July 14th

2 - 5 PM

 MR Falcons

South Bend, Indiana


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 SUNDAY
July 14 2013
Gennie O Windy City Brass
&
Gennie O and the Next Step
2 - 630 pm

 Stardust Banquets

5688 N Milwaukee Ave

Chicago, Illinois

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D Street Polka Band

 Sunday July 14  - 2 - 6 PM

 Glendora House

10225 S Harlem

Chicago Ridge, Illinois


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Big Band Dancing

Sunday

July 14, 2013


Dancing from 2 - 5 pm

with

The Steve Cooper Orchestra


Admission $14 per person


Dinner Buffet served at 3pm

for additional purchase.


The Willowbrook Ballroom

8900 S Archer Ave

WIllow Springs, Illinois


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* * Back In Time Dance * *


Bruce Korosa Band


 Monday July 15th

 Noon - 3 PM


 Daily Specials and complete Lunch Menu available

Half price PIZZA all day


 Papa Joes Restaurant

1300 Cedar

New Lenox, Illinois


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Squeezebox


 Wednesday July 17th

5 - 9 PM


 Allison's

Steak House & Restaurant

503 E Spruce St

Abbotsford, Wisconsin


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July 18 - 21


Pulaski Polka Days


Karl & The Country Dutchmen,

Chad Przybylski, Roger Majeski, Maroszek Brothers,

New Generation, Aaron Socha & Livewire,

Alvin Styczynski Orchestra, Stephanie,

Polka Country Musicians, The Boys from Baltimore, The Knewz, DyVersaCo, Polish Connection, Polka Family,

New Brass Express, Downtown Sound, Squeezebox,

Concertina Rich, Music Connection, Mark Jirkovec Orchestra,

 Carol & The Keynotes, Hauser’s Hot Shots


www.pulaskipolkadays.com

 

Pulaski,  Wisconsin


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Don Manin Band

Friday    July 19     Noon - 3 pm

Festival of the Lakes

Wolf Lake Memorial Park

2324 Calumen Avenue

Hammond Indiana

Admission F R E E


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Kenny Bartkowiak

&

SOUNDSATION

 Friday July 19th

8 - 11PM

 American Legion Post #357

South Bend, Indiana


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Gennie " O " and the Next Step

 Friday July 19th

 7 - 10PM

VFW POST

Lockport, IL

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Steve Meisner Polka Band

Friday & Saturday

July 19 & 20 2013

830 pm

Essen Haus Restaurant

514 East Wilson Street,

Madison, WI

608-255-4674

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 Klancnik and FriendS

Polka Band

 

Sunday July 21st

Fun Starts at 1 pm


Ricks East Side Pub

561 E Milwaukee St

Whitewater Wisconsin

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Kenny Bartkowiak

&

SOUNDSATION

 Sunday July 21th

2 - 5 PM

 MR Falcons

South Bend, Indiana


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D Street Band

Sunday    July 21    2 - 6 pm

Festival of the Lakes

Hammond Marina

701 Casino Center Drive

Hammond Indiana

Admission F R E E


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Big Band Dancing

Sunday

July 21, 2013


Dancing from 2 - 5 pm

with

The Anthony Orchestra


Admission $14 per person


Dinner Buffet served at 3pm

for additional purchase.


The Willowbrook Ballroom

8900 S Archer Ave

WIllow Springs, Illinois

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Tom Brusky Polka Band

 Wednesday

July 24th

1 - 4 PM

Pulaski Inn

3900 E Pulaski Ave

Cudahy, WI

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Alderman Tom Tunney 44th ward

11th Annual

* Senior Picnic in the Park *

July 25 2013

11 am - till ????

Music by

The Ron Smolen Big Band / Orchestra

Lincoln Park (Chicago)

Grove 13 (limited Dance area)

(Wellington and Lake Shore Drive)

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Friday July 26

Steve Meisner Polka Band

2  pm,

Racine County Fair

Union Grove, Wisconsin

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Friday -- July 26th

Eddie Korosa - Boys from Illinois

7 pm

Elks Club

Des Plaines, IL

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Friday - Sunday
 July 26 27 28
PIEROGI Fest

11 am  till  ? ? ? ? ?

featuring

Ted Tomczak & Take 5
Joe Walega Happy Hearts
Gennie ' O ' and the Next Step

DOWNTOWN

Whiting, Indiana


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Tom Brusky Polka Band

Friday July 26

830 pm

Essen Haus Restaurant

514 East Wilson Street,

Madison, WI

608-255-4674

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Brewhaus Polka Kings

Saturday July 27 2013

830 pm

Essen Haus Restaurant

514 East Wilson Street,

Madison, WI

608-255-4674

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Big Band Dancing

Sunday

July 28, 2013


Dancing from 2 - 5 pm

with

The Teddy Lee Orchestra


Admission $14 per person


Dinner Buffet served at 3pm

for additional purchase.


The Willowbrook Ballroom

8900 S Archer Ave

WIllow Springs, Illinois 


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Big Band Dancing

Sunday

July 28th, 2013

Dancing from 5 - 7 pm

with

The Johnny Kaye Orchestra

w/ Vocalist Alicia Hamilton

Crystal Ballroom

20631 Staunton Road

Staunton, Illinois

One Mile west of Interstate 55 / Exit 41

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WEDNESDAY July 31st

Steve Meisner Polka Band

1  pm,

Pulaski Inn

Cudahy, Wisconsin

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August 1 - 4

IPA FESTIVAL AND CONVENTION

featuring

Del Sinchak Band, Polka Divas, The Knewz, Polka Family, Freeze Dried, Polka Country Musicians, The Boys, IPA Tribute Band


www.internationalpolka.com


 Embassy Suites Hotel

Independence, Ohio

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AUGUST 3rd
Celebrate the 25th Anniversary
 of
Becky & The Ivanhoe Dutchmen
1 - 4 pm 
free admission
  Pondorosa Ballroom
Walford, Iowa,
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AUGUST 3rd and 4th
Celebrate the 55th Anniversary
 of
The Rhythm Playboys
Saturday 2 - 6pm
Sunday 1 - 5 pm
Admission $ 8 per day
or $15 both days
  Palladium Ballroom
Osseo, Wisconsin
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Big Band Dancing

Sunday

August 4th, 2013


Dancing from 2 - 5 pm

with

The Ron Smolen Orchestra


Admission $14 per person


Dinner Buffet served at 3pm

for additional purchase.


The Willowbrook Ballroom

8900 S Archer Ave

WIllow Springs, Illinois 


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Polka Generations

 August 4th  - 2 - 6 PM

 Glendora House

10225 S Harlem

Chicago Ridge, Illinois


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Monday & Tuesday

August 5 & 6

Steve Meisner Polka Band

11am,

Budweiser Pavilion

Wisconsin State Fair

West Allis, Wisconsin

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 Thursday thru Sunday

August 8 - 11th  2013

 

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 Mollie B Polka Party

T V SHOW TAPING

at

Medina Entertainment Center

aka Medina Ballroom

address

Medina Entertainment Center
500 Minnesota 55
Medina, MN 55340


The bands will be broadcast later in 2013 on

RFD Cable Network


And on the new


FAMILY NET Cable Channel




LINEUP:
Thursday
Maleks
Dale Dahmen & the Polka Beats
New Jolly Brewers
Chuck Thiel & the Jolly Ramblers
The Leon Olsen Band
Gary’s Ridgeland Dutchmen
Karl & the Country Dutchmen
Kris & the Riverbend Dutchmen
Music Connection
Craig Ebel & DyVersaCo

Friday
Barefoot Becky
Alaska Polka Chips
The Andy Zurbey Orchestra
Brian & The Mississippi Dutchmen
Alpensterne
The Marv Nissel Band
Gordy Prohaska & the Little Fisherman
Jolly Zuks
Dale Pexa

Saturday
Nathan's Oldtime Band
SqueezeBox
Polish Connection
Don Peachey & the Band
The Cathy Erickson Band
The Wendinger Band
Out of Town Czechs
Czech Area Concertina Club

Sunday
Adam Sandhurst & the Jolly Jammers
Harvey Becker & the Riverside Dutchmen
Kenny Brandt
Kid Polka
Scott Bixby
Jersey Polka Richie
James Gang
Rhythm Playboys



Times:

Thursday, August 8  2:00 – 10:00 PM
Friday, August 9        12:00 – 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 10 12:00 – 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 11    12:00 – 8:00 PM

Doors will open one hour prior to show time!

Ticket Prices:
$15 dollars a day in advance
$20 at the door
$50 for 4 day passes in advance.

Host Hotel:

The Medina Inn

(located next door to the Ballroom)
400 Highway 55
Medina, MN 55340
For Reservations call: (763) 478-9770

Food is available from 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM daily.

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Friday August 9th

Eddie Korosa - Boys from Illinois

730 pm

Fish Fry

Croatian Cultural Club

1503 Clement St. Joliet, IL

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Mike Schneider Polka Band

 Friday& Saturday

August 9 and 10

830 PM

Essen Haus Restaurant

514 East Wilson Street,

Madison, WI

608-255-4674

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Gennie " O " and the Next Step

 Friday August 9th

 7 - 10PM

VFW POST

Lockport, IL

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SaturdayAugust 10 - 5 pm


Ted Tomczak  &  TAKE " 5 "


Taste of Harwood Heights


located behind...


Union Ridge School

4600 N Oak Park Avenue

Harwood Heights. Illinois


free and open to the public

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Saturday August 10th
Mannix Martinez Orchestra
Performing Salsa, Cha Cha, Cumbia, Rumbas and more
 Free Cumbia Lesson at 915pm
Admission $10 in advance $15 at door


Doors open 9pm  Dance till 2 am


Details
http://www.sultrysalsa.com/tickets/2013/foundry/saturday/


The Foundry
85 Executive Drive
Aurora, Illinois 60504 


View a Map of the area and get Directions


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SundayAugust 11 - 3 pm


Ted Tomczak  &  TAKE " 5 "


St Joes Reunion Picnic


Family Picnics Welcome


PACF Picnic Grove

18600 Glenwood - Thorton Road

Harwood Heights. Illinois


open to the public

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Polka Generations

 Sunday August 11th

1230 PM

CHURCH FESTIVAL

Annunciation Church

146th & Will Cook Road

Homer Glen, Illinois

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JOIN THE

Recessionaires Dance Club

Many of our members will be attending this event

Southern Rhapsody

Big Band Weekend
Aug 11, 12, & 13
Bobby Layne Orchestra
Aug 11, 12
 and
Ed Jones Band
Aug 13
www.southernrhapsodydancesociety.com

Indiana Roof Ballroom

Indianapolis Indiana

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Big Band Dancing

Sunday

August 11, 2013


Dancing from 2 - 5 pm

with

The Anthony Orchestra


Admission $14 per person


Dinner Buffet served at 3pm

for additional purchase.


The Willowbrook Ballroom

8900 S Archer Ave

WIllow Springs, Illinois 

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* * Back In Time Dance * *


Bruce Korosa Band


 Monday August 12th

 Noon - 3 PM


Enjoy the Daily Specials and Complete Lunch Menu

Half price PIZZA all day


 Papa Joes Restaurant

1300 Cedar

New Lenox, Illinois

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AUGUST 16, 17, 18
Musikfest
 Friday: 7-11
Becky & Ivanhoe Dutchmen
SAT: Noon-8
Matt Hodeck & Dakota Dutchmen 12-2, 4-6
Malek’s Fishermen 2-4, 6-8
  SUN: Noon-8 
 Gary’s Ridgeland Dutchmen 12-2, 4-6
Leon Olsen Show 2-4, 6-8
  Park Ballroom
New Prague, MN
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POLISH FEST

AUGUST 16, 17, 18
Friday 4 - 11 pm
Sat and Sun Noon - 11pm
Toyota Park
Bridgeview, Illinois


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Kenny Bartkowiak

&

SOUNDSATION

 Friday August 18th

8 - 11PM

 American Legion Post #357

South Bend , Indiana


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Polka Generations

 August 18  - 2 - 6 PM

 Glendora House

10225 S Harlem

Chicago Ridge, Illinois


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Sunday 
August 18

Eddie Korosa - Boys from Illinois

6 pm

Paramount Club

LaSalle, IL

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Kenny Bartkowiak

&

SOUNDSATION

 Sunday August 18th

2 - 5 PM

 MR Falcons

South Bend, Indiana

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Big Band Dancing

Sunday

August 18, 2013


Dancing from 2 - 5 pm

with

The Teddy Lee Orchestra


Admission $14 per person


Dinner Buffet served at 3pm

for additional purchase.


The Willowbrook Ballroom

8900 S Archer Ave

WIllow Springs, Illinois 


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28th Annual

GERMAN FEST

Friday - Sunday

AUGUST 23 24 25
Friday 10am - 11pm
Sat 7am - 11pm
Sun 11am - 730pm
Polka and German Bands
Authentic German Food
Traditional Wisconsin Fish Fry
Saturday Pancake Breakfast
Downtown
West Bend, Wisconsin
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Friday

August 23

Steve Meisner Polka Band

7  pm,

Moose lodge

Janesville, Wisconsin

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Tom Brusky Polka Band

Friday

August 23rd

830 pm

Essen Haus Restaurant

514 East Wilson Street,

Madison, WI

608-255-4674

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Friday --August 23rd
DINNER DANCE
Eddie Korosa - Boys from Illinois

5 pm

Elks Club

Des Plaines, IL

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Brewhaus Polka Kings

Saturday

August 24th

830 pm

Essen Haus Restaurant

514 East Wilson Street,

Madison, WI

608-255-4674

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Big Band Dancing

Sunday

August 25th, 2013

Dancing from 5 - 7 pm

with

The Ron Smolen Orchestra

w/ Vocalist Sally Kokos

Crystal Ballroom

20631 Staunton Road

Staunton, Illinois

One Mile west of Interstate 55 / Exit 41

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Sunday

August 25th

Kenny Bartkowiak & Soundsation

2-6  pm,

St Joes

Crumstown Conservation Club Pavilion

South Bend, Indiana

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Big Band Dancing

Sunday

August 25th, 2013


Dancing from 2 - 5 pm

with

The Steve Cooper Orchestra


Admission $14 per person


Dinner Buffet served at 3pm

for additional purchase.


The Willowbrook Ballroom

8900 S Archer Ave

WIllow Springs, Illinois 


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Sunday

August 25 

Village of Stickney

100th Anniversary

Celebration


Ted Tomczak  &  TAKE " 5 "


Performing at NOON onthe Main stage

located in the Park

42nd and RIdgeland

Stickney, Illinois


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24th Annual 

MIDWEST POLKA FEST

Thursday - Monday

AUGUST 29 thru September 2nd

Fairgrounds
HUMBOLDT, IOWA
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Steve Meisner Polka Band


Friday & Saturday

August 30 & 31st


830 pm

Essen Haus Restaurant

514 East Wilson Street,

Madison, WI

608-255-4674

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Big Band Dancing

Sunday

September 1, 2013


Dancing from 2 - 5 pm

with

The Teddy Lee Orchestra


Admission $14 per person


Dinner Buffet served at 3pm

for additional purchase.


The Willowbrook Ballroom

8900 S Archer Ave

WIllow Springs, Illinois 


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Steve Meisner Polka Band

2 pm

Sunday

September 1st

Oak Creek Lions Fest

VFW

Oak Creek  WI

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Polka Generations

 Sept 1  - 330 - 5 PM

Rock and Rail fest

Griffith, Indiana


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Mike Schneider Polka Band

 Wednesday

September 4th

1 - 4 PM

Pulaski Inn

3900 E Pulaski Ave

Cudahy, WI

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Gennie " O " and the Next Step

 Friday September 6th

 7 - 10PM

VFW POST

Lockport, IL

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Eddie Korosa - Boys from Illinois
Sunday  September 8
DINNER DANCE

1 - 5 pm

Moose Lodge

Downers Grove, IL

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The Steve Meisner Polka Band

Sunday

September 8th

2  pm

Hiawatha Bar

Hwy. 11, 9809 Durand Ave,

Sturtevant, Wisconsin

(Just west of I 94 between Racine and Kenosha)

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Saturday

September 8th

Too Loud Polka Band

6 - 10pm


Croatian Cultural Club

1503 Clement St. Joliet, IL

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Polka Generations

 Sept 8

Polka Mass - 10 AM

Polka music til 1230 pm

St Johns Church Picnic

Gillette, Wisconsin


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Big Band Dancing

Sunday

September 8th, 2013


Dancing from 2 - 5 pm

with

Anthony Orchestra


Admission $14 per person


Dinner Buffet served at 3pm

for additional purchase.


The Willowbrook Ballroom

8900 S Archer Ave

WIllow Springs, Illinois 


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Carol and The Keynotes

Wednesday

September 11th

730  pm

Westward Ho

4905 County Road S

Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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Steve Meisner Polka Band

Friday & Saturday

Sept 13 and 14th

830 pm

Essen Haus Restaurant

514 East Wilson Street,

Madison, WI

608-255-4674

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Big Band Dancing

Sunday

September 15th, 2013


Dancing from 2 - 5 pm

with

The Ron Smolen Orchestra


Admission $14 per person


Dinner Buffet served at 3pm

for additional purchase.


The Willowbrook Ballroom

8900 S Archer Ave

WIllow Springs, Illinois 


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Sunday

September 15 2013


E - Z TONES

2 pm

Friendship Gardens Polka Fest

Us Hwy 12 East

Micigan City, Indiana

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Mike Schneider Polka Band

Sunday

September 15th

2 - 530 pm

Hiawatha Bar

Hwy. 11, 9809 Durand Ave,

Sturtevant, Wisconsin

(Just west of I 94 between Racine and Kenosha)

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Polka Generations

 September 15  - 2 - 6 PM

 VFW

17147 S Oak Park Ave

Tinley Park, Illinois

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Sunday

September 15th

Bob Mutz Band

6 pm


Croatian Cultural Club

1503 Clement St. Joliet, IL

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Barefoot Becky Polka Band

Wednesday

September 18

11am - 3 pm

Celebration Belle River Cruise

Moline IL

800 297 0034

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Tom Brusky Polka Band


Friday

September 20th


830 pm

Essen Haus Restaurant

514 East Wilson Street,

Madison, WI

608-255-4674

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Eddie Korosa - Boys from Illinois

Friday

September 20th

7pm

VFW

Lockport Illinois

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OCTOBERFEST 
with the

Mike Schneider Polka Band

alternating with

Jeff Winard Polka Band

Saturday

September 21st

11am - 6 pm

Potawatomi Bingo Casino

1721 W. Canal St.,

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Brewhaus Polka Kings

Saturday

September 21 2013

830 pm

Essen Haus Restaurant

514 East Wilson Street,

Madison, WI

608-255-4674

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Big Band Dancing

Sunday

September 22, 2013


Dancing from 2 - 5 pm

with

The Steve Cooper Orchestra


Admission $14 per person


Dinner Buffet served at 3pm

for additional purchase.


The Willowbrook Ballroom

8900 S Archer Ave

WIllow Springs, Illinois 

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Mike Schneider Polka Band

 Wednesday

September 25st

1 - 4 PM

Pulaski Inn

3900 E Pulaski Ave

Cudahy, WI

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Bare Foot Becky Polka Band

Wednesday

September 25

11am - 3 pm

&

4pm - 8 pm

Celebration Belle River Cruise

Moline IL

800 297 0034

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Friday

September 27

Steve Meisner Polka Band

7  pm,

Moose lodge

Janesville, Wisconsin

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Polka Generations

 September 29  - 2 - 6 PM

 Glendora House

10225 S Harlem

Chicago Ridge, Illinois


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Big Band Dancing

Sunday

September 29th, 2013


Dancing from 2 - 5 pm

with

The Teddy Lee Orchestra


Admission $14 per person


Dinner Buffet served at 3pm

for additional purchase.


The Willowbrook Ballroom

8900 S Archer Ave

WIllow Springs, Illinois 


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Sunday September 29th
DINNER DANCE
Eddie Korosa - Boys from Illinois

6 pm

Elks Club

Des Plaines, IL

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Sunday

October 6th

Steve Meisner Polka Band

2  pm

Hiawatha Bar

Hwy. 11, 9809 Durand Ave,

Sturtevant, Wisconsin

(Just west of I 94 between Racine and Kenosha)

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Friday

October 11

Steve Meisner Polka Band

7  pm,

Moose lodge

Janesville, Wisconsin

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Steve Meisner Polka Band

Friday & Saturday

October 18 

830 pm

Essen Haus Restaurant

514 East Wilson Street,

Madison, WI

608-255-4674

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Downtown Sounds Polka Band

Saturday October 19th

1 - 4 PM

Holiday Inn

15471 Royalton Road

Strongville, Ohio

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Saturday October 19th
Octoberfest
Eddie Korosa - Boys from Illinois

8 pm

Moose Lodge

Elgin, IL

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Carol and The Key Notes

Sunday

October 20th

2  pm

Hiawatha Bar

Hwy. 11, 9809 Durand Ave,

Sturtevant, Wisconsin

(Just west of I 94 between Racine and Kenosha)

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Tom Brusky Polka Band

Friday

October 25

830 pm

Essen Haus Restaurant

514 East Wilson Street,

Madison, WI

608-255-4674

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POLKAHOLICS

Saturday

October 26 2013

830 pm

Essen Haus Restaurant

514 East Wilson Street,

Madison, WI

608-255-4674

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Polka Generations

 October 27  - 2 - 6 PM

 Glendora House

10225 S Harlem

Chicago Ridge, Illinois


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Friday November 1st

Eddie Korosa - Boys from Illinois

730 pm

Fish Fry

Croatian Cultural Club

1503 Clement St. Joliet, IL

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Steve Meisner Polka Band

Friday & Saturday

November 8 and 9  2013


830 pm

Essen Haus Restaurant

514 East Wilson Street,

Madison, WI

608-255-4674

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Sunday  November 10th

Eddie Korosa - Boys from Illinois

6 pm

Paramount Club

LaSalle, IL

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Polka Generations

 November 10  - 2 - 6 PM

 Glendora House

10225 S Harlem

Chicago Ridge, Illinois


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Sunday

Nov 10

Steve Meisner Polka Band

2  pm

Hiawatha Bar

Hwy. 11, 9809 Durand Ave,

Sturtevant, Wisconsin

(Just west of I 94 between Racine and Kenosha)

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Bare Foot Becky Polka Band

Friday

November 15th

730 - 1030 PM

New Glarus Hotel

New Glarus, Wisconsin

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Friday

November 22nd

Steve Meisner Polka Band

7  pm,

Moose lodge

Janesville, Wisconsin

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Mike Schneider Polka Band

 Friday& Saturday

November 22 and 23

830 PM

Essen Haus Restaurant

514 East Wilson Street,

Madison, WI

608-255-4674

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D Street Polka Band

and

New Phaze


 Sunday November 23

 2 PM

 Glendora House

10225 S Harlem

Chicago Ridge, Illinois


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Polka Generations

 Wednesday November 27 

730 - 11 PM

 VFW

17147 S Oak Park Ave

Tinley Park, Illinois

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Tom Brusky Polka Band


Friday

November 29th

830 pm

Essen Haus Restaurant

514 East Wilson Street,

Madison, WI

608-255-4674

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Brewhaus Polka Kings

Saturday

November 30 2013

830 pm

Essen Haus Restaurant

514 East Wilson Street,

Madison, WI

608-255-4674

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Sunday

December 1st

Steve Meisner Polka Band

2  pm

Hiawatha Bar

Hwy. 11, 9809 Durand Ave,

Sturtevant, Wisconsin

(Just west of I 94 between Racine and Kenosha)

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Carol and The Keynotes

Wednesday

December 4th

730  pm

Westward Ho

4905 County Road S

Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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Friday December 6th

Eddie Korosa - Boys from Illinois

730 pm

Fish Fry

Croatian Cultural Club

1503 Clement St. Joliet, IL

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Sunday December 8th


Steve Meisner Polka Band

6 pm


Croatian Cultural Club

1503 Clement St. Joliet, IL

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CONCERT -- NO DANCING

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

TUESDAY DECEMBER 17

2 pm and 730 pm

Metropolis Performing Arts Center

Arlington Heights IL.

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Steve Meisner Polka Band


Friday & Saturday

December 20 and 21  2013


830 pm

Essen Haus Restaurant

514 East Wilson Street,

Madison, WI

608-255-4674

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Tom Brusky Polka Band


Friday

December 26th


830 pm

Essen Haus Restaurant

514 East Wilson Street,

Madison, WI

608-255-4674

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Friday

December 27

Steve Meisner Polka Band

7  pm,

Moose lodge

Janesville, Wisconsin

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Brewhaus Polka Kings


Saturday

December 28 2013


830 pm

Essen Haus Restaurant

514 East Wilson Street,

Madison, WI

608-255-4674

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POLKA DANCING in Chicago  

 

Every Tuesday Morning

The Major Pensionaires


Every Wednesday Morning

Tony Paliga’s Morning Stars  

 

Dance Both Days....from   10 am - 1 pm 

Admission  only $ 5  per person each day

 

Stardust Banquets  

 5688 N Milwaukee  Chicago, Illinois
773 775 3040
  

 

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Every other Wednesday Evening @ 7 pm 

 Music by the Top Hats

Mabenkas Restaurant  

7844 S. Cicero  * Burbank Illinois  

 Free admission

 708 423 7679 


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 

Every FRIDAY Evening @ 7 pm 

 Music by

Gennie 'O' - Eddie Korosa

and others
V F W

Lockport Illinois   

  

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  

 

Be sure to watch 

 

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 Mollie B Polka Party

Wednesday and Saturday

and

The Jimmy Sturr Polka Show

Fridays and Sundays

 

RFD Cable Network


And on the new


FAMILY NET Cable Channel 

 

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Internet Radio

 

Polka

 

http://www.wrjqradio.com

 

Http://www.247polkaheaven.com 

    

http://www.polkajammernetwork.org



http://www.polishnewcastleradio.com


 

 

Big Band

 

http://www.kcea.org

 

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Polkas on Chicago Radio

 

Saturdays 


1 - 2 pm  --   WPNA   " 1490 AM "

 



Sundays

 

9 - 10 am        WJOL   " 1340 AM " 


10 am - 1 pm     WPNA    " 1490 AM "

 

 1 - 2 pm                WCEV   " 1450 AM "

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 Big Bands on Radio 

 

 Midwest Ballroom Radio Show w/ John Russell 

 

Saturday 5 - 7 pm in Chicago  ----    

WDCB FM   ----     90.9 FM  

or

listen online  www.wdcb.org 


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 DIXIELAND on Radio 

 

 RIVERWALK JAZZ

 

EVERY Saturday 10am  in Chicago  

WDCB FM   ----     90.9 FM  

or

listen online  www.wdcb.org 


Check your LOCAL public radio stations for

broadcast times in your city !

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 The listings below are not local stations....

 

 But can be easily heard in Chicago on your car radio


or ONLINE ! ! ! 


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Sundays...   7 - 11am   ---  

and again From  NOON till 4 pm 

 The Music of the Stars with Lou Ragoni


  http://player.streamtheworld.com/_players/nextmedia/?callsign=WLIPAM


  WLIP 1050 am

Kenosha Wisconsin 

 

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Every Sunday. 

WMT   (radio 600 AM)   

From Cedar Rapids Iowa

Click to listen

http://www.iheart.com/live/917/?autoplay=true

 

Leo Greco's Variety time with Frank Balanz

730 am  -   12 pm  

                                                

Musical Memories with Jim Doyne

12 - 4 pm 

 

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 AM 740 from Toronto Canada  

  evenings after 7 pm  and ALL NIGHT LONG 

 740 on the AM dial 

http://www.zoomerradio.ca/player/

 

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The Recessionaires Dance Club    

 

Remembering the "ROMANCE" of Ballroom Dancing 

 

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 " Just have fun - you don't have to be Fred Astaire " 

 

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It was always my intention to offer a variety of different trips to Polka Dances, Country Dances and Big Band Dances.  Having recently re-located to Illinois, I plan to continue running

occasional bus tours and “LOCAL” dance events throughout Chicago and bringing

LIVE dancing events back to the northwest side.  I'm Looking forward to

 re-uniting with good friends and having a GRAND time at all the above events.   



Mardi Gras Trip 2013



Blue Chip Casino  2010


 

 

ABOUT JULIE CARROLL....        

For over 40 years  Aunt Julie and Uncle Bill Carroll ran bus tours to unique dances featuring Polka Bands, Country Bands and Big Bands in the Midwest. I had many opportunities to tag along as they traveled from Indiana as far East as New York and as far west as Nebraska. 


They danced in small Banquet Halls, Big Resorts and in beautiful Ballrooms including The Indiana Roof in Indianapolis, Indiana, The Crystal Ballroom - Staunton, Illinois,  The Casa Loma Ballroom - St Louis Mo. The Hub Ballroom just outside of Peoria and many more including The Aragon in Chicago, Illinois.

What was unique at all the above dances? ,Sometime during the evening  " EVERY "  band they danced to played Polkas, Country songs and Big Band Hits.  And although the smaller combos did not have enough musicians to sound like a big band, they still played the music made famous by the Big Bands.

Julie often refers to the " Romance of Ballroom Dancing,"   If you have ever danced to a Big Band in an old Ballroom, you'd know what she means. 


But sadly over the years, that Romance has become LOST.  Today when you go to hear a big band, it's usually at a concert or at a small club.  Plus, too many of the new big bands do not play dance music. It's not because there is no room to dance, but because the bands all prefer to play jazz or songs that are unfamiliar. And when they do play standards,  they are usually played way to fast for Dancing.

Ballroom Dancing instructors have made Ballroom Dancing a competition.  Dance Sport is nice to watch on Public TV, but it also sends the wrong message to average dancer. Today, many dancers are afraid to attend a dance if they see Big Band or Ballroom Dancing advertised.  Social dancers stay home because  they cannot dance like the pro's and they assume that what they see on Public TV is what is expected of them.


Dancing with the Stars has helped a bit, but it too, is very scripted and regimental. 

Professional dancing on Television goes back to the days of the Lawrence Welk program. But, Mr Welk also made sure that on almost every show, the band played a good dance medley and you saw the audience dancing in the aisles.  It was done as a reminder that although the show featured professional dancers and singers, the band still played dance music. And by showing the people dancing, that was his way to attract the people at home to want to come out dancing to the band.

There is nothing like dancing to a " LIVE "  Big Band or Polka Band,  and as Aunt Julie always says...  " Never forget the ROMANCE OF BALLROOM DANCING. "  

 

 Pat Carroll  -  Webmaster & Niece of Julie Carroll

 

 

 

 

 

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