Quiz: Polka in Wisconsin

March 6, 2017 Wisconsin Public Television Leave a Comment

In Wisconsin, polka is tied to our identity like beer, brats and cheese! But, how much do you actually know about the music and dance?

Test your knowledge with this 10-question quiz!

And tune in Monday at 7 p.m. for Polka! with musician and host Mollie Busta – better known as Mollie B. – as she explores the history and culture surrounding the often misunderstood dance, the memories it conjures, the people who enjoy it … and the fun it invokes across Wisconsin. Watch the preview and read our interview with Mollie B.

Ready to get out your dancing shoes? Find polka across Wisconsin by exploring this map that lists venues with weekly music and annual festivals.

Funding for Polka! is provided in part by the Stanley J. Cottrill Fund, International Polka Association, Wisconsin Dells Polka Fest, and Friends of Wisconsin Public Television.

4 thoughts on “Quiz: Polka in Wisconsin”

  • Lorraine Crawford says:

    I was so fortunate to learn how to polka early also for I am German and was born in WI in 1936 but moved to CA when I was married at almost 20. A person has more fun doing the polka and never forget how to do it! My sister in WI sent me your video of how you play so many instruments, absolutely loved it! Almost wish now I could come see you sometime, ever go to AZ where the snowbirds are? I’d go there to see you if I knew your schedule ahead of time. Lorraine

  • Thank you Frank for watching Polka! and sharing it widely. And I really appreciate you taking the time to leave us this comment. It means a lot. I’ve sent it around to my WPT colleagues. 🙂

  • Frank Waltos says:

    I really want to thank WPT for producing this video. This video has to be the best promotion for polka music to come along. I encourage everyone who has listened, danced, or want to participate in polka music to view this video.

    I live in the Baltimore/DC area and was fortunate for a good friend of mine to share the link with me,

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