T.A.P.S.
Phone: 419-345-5928

E-mail: mmarek@danberry.com

TAPS hosts monthly dances from September through May at its home base, Conn-Weissenberger Hall, 2020 W. Alexis Road in North Toledo. It also sponsors Bus trips to major Polka events in 7-Springs PA and Frankenmuth MI.

President - Mike Marek
Vice Pres - Larry Holt
Sec'y - Judy Kwiatkowski
Tres. - Dolores Ziemanski
Sgt. at Arms - Tony Groch


Membership Info:
Membership can be purchased at any dance or [Click Here] for printable application form. More info call 419-345-5928 or 419-691-5684. Membership is only $5.00 per year.


Special Recognition:
TAPS (The Toledo Area Polka Society) was born over 25 years ago. Its founding members had a vision to keep Polka Music alive. There's a concept that Polish music is very oom-pa-pa, very heavy and very old, you'll find in today's Polish world that is just not the case. The bands have established more of a beat and a sound that really attracts a young crowd.


LINKS:
Polka USA
Polka Through the Years Learn Basic Polka Steps
Listen to Polkas 24/7
Polka Jammer 24/7
Polka Hall of Fame
All About Accordions Everything About Polka




A little untraditional, but it just goes to show you the teens of today have their own way to enjoy polkas.


Encourage our youth for self expression in their own updated way to keep polka music alive for years to come. It's all about FUN!



"In Heaven There Is No Beer" is a terrific polka documentary available on VCR at the Toledo Library Audio/Video Dept. and can be ordered for pick-up at any branch

  Toledo Area Polka Society



Thanks for visiting - Hope to see you at a dance very soon!

The Toledo Area Polka Society (TAPS) is a non-profit organization. It started in 1982 when a group of polka enthusiasts met in an East Toledo garage. From its early days at LaPark Nite Club, their purpose in starting the group was simply to promote live Polish music. What started out with 25 members grew to a one-time peak of approximately 750 members before an aging core caused the group to plateau at its current level of 400 enthusiasts. Its first officers, Tom Ross president, Dick Reed vice president, Ruth Silka treasurer, Delores Ziemankowski secretary, and Walter Ziemankowski sergeant of arms set its direction in the early days. It now hosts monthly dances from September through May at its home base, Conn-Weissenberger Hall, 2020 W. Alexis Road in North Toledo. It also sponsors Bus trips to major Polka events in 7-Springs PA and Frankenmuth MI.



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2014 TAPS Schedule of Dances
at Conn-Weissenberger Hall 2020 W. Alexis
Doors open 12:30PM, Lunch 1PM, Music 2PM
Members: $12 / Guests: $15
Some dances on Saturdays see schedule


•1/19/2014 Sunday The Mixx from Toledo
  Lunch at 1PM. and Music 2 to 6PM

•2/23/2014 Sunday Duane Malinowski & the Polka Jamboree from Toledo
  Lunch at 1PM. and Music 2 to 6PM

•3/30/2014 Sunday Diddle Styx from Grand Rapids
  Lunch at 1PM. and Music 2 to 6PM

•4/12/2014 Saturday Polka Zone from Toledo
  Doors Open 6:30 pm Music 7:00 – 11:00 pm

•5/31/2014 Saturday John Stevens’ Doubleshot from PA
  Doors Open 6:30 pm Music 7:00 – 11:00 pm
Election of Officers


Later this year look for:
September 27 – New Brass Express (Michigan)
October 25 – Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push (Massachusetts)
November 16 – Ray Jay & the Carousels (Pennsylvania)
December 14 – Randy Krajewski & the Czelusta Park All Stars (Ohio)


   For More Information call Mike Marek @ 419-345-5928
   or e-mail to mmarek@danberry.com

     Checks for dues payable to: T.A.P.S.   and send to:
  Mike Marek
  408 Hayes Rd.
  Toledo OH 43615
  (419) 345-5928



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Snapshots above of some featured bands and happy polka dancing members of TAPS courtesy of Felix & Stella's Polka USA. Visit their website scroll down this page.

Amateur videos of Famous Polka Bands:   [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]



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The sheet music cover displays dancers dressed in European finery, engaging in a polka. Originating in Eastern Europe, polkas came to America after having gained popularity in Parisian ballrooms and salons in the 1840's. The polka is just one example of the immigrant influence on dancing style and technique.



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