Bohemian National Polka

The traditional and original Czech dance the Polka.

 

Bohemian National Polka - Dance

 

The polka originated with the Czechs (in Bohemia) and is the national dance. Commonly people believe that the word Polka came from the word "Polka", a Czech word for a polish woman. In reality the word "polka" came from the word "půlka" (poolka), which means "half", referring to the skipping step, the half step, which is characteristic of this dance.

 

 

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