T.A.P.S.
Phone: 419-276-1600

E-mail: dramczyk@msn.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.



Membership Info:
Membership can be purchased at any dance or [Click Here] for printable application form. More info Kevin Kwiatkowski at 419-691-5684. Membership is only $6.00 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




Randy Krajewski &
BADINOV "Pod Nogi Polka"




Two Sisters 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.

TAPS Officers:

President - Margaret Zotkiewicz-Dramczyk - 419-276-1600
Vice Pres - Paul Raczkowski
Treasurer - Mike Marek
Secretary - Judy Kwiatkowski
Membership Chairman - Kevin Kwiatkowski - 419-691-5684
Sergeant-at-Arms - Rick Rybka
Sunshine Lady - Jean Rybka
Promotions Chairman - David Bezdziecki
Trustees - Allan Rutkowski and Jim Mackiewicz, Sr.



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2015 TAPS Schedule of Dances
at Conn-Weissenberger Hall 2020 W. Alexis
Doors open 1:30PM, Music 2PM
Members: $12 / Guests: $15
Some dances on Saturdays see schedule


Polish Summer Picnic Saturday June 20 3-11PM
Oak Shade Grove Pavilion in Oregon, Ohio

Our next event is our Polish Summer Picnic, being held Saturday, June 20 at Oak Shade Grove Pavilion in Oregon, Ohio. Music will be provided by John Gora and Gorale, along with Toledo's own Randy Krajewski and Badinov. We have secured three Polish food vendors, Polish Pride selling Polish gifts and goods, and several of the local Polish organizations plan to have info booths there, such at TPGS, TPA, and PACT. There will be a bar with domestic and Polish beer as well. Admission is as follows: under 16 free, ages 16-59 $8.00, and ages 60 and over $6.00. Contact info 419-276-1600. Hours are 3- 11 p.m.

We continue to hold dances at Conn-Weissenberger Hall, and although we are done for the season, we will begin again Saturday, September 26, 2015 featuring nationally-known Lenny Gomulka and the Chicago Push, one of the most enduring polka bands in the business today.

• 9/26/2015 Saturday - Lenny Gomulka and the Chicago Push
  Doors open 1:30PM and Music 2 to 6PM

• Fall Schedule coming soon


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   For More Information call Margaret Zotkiewicz-Dramczyk - 419-276-1600
   or e-mail to dramczyk@msn.com

Dues remain at $6.00 per year:
Contact Kevin Kwiatkowski at 419-691-5684



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