Instant Live 8: Polka Dancing in Ennis

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by WYATT GOOLSBY

WFAA

Posted on May 24, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Updated Thursday, May 24 at 12:59 PM

ENNIS -- Polka enthusiasts from across the country will make their way to North Texas this weekend.

The City of Ennis is gearing up for its 46th Annual National Polka Festival.

Ennis is known for its rich Czech heritage, and is going all out with a parade, kolache eating contest, and 13 live polka bands.   

News 8 met up with some locals eager to show us how to polka dance on Thursday morning. The Grand Marshal of the parade, Miss Texas 2011 Kendall Morris told News 8 it is actually pretty easy.
 

"It's really simple,” Morris explained. “Anyone can do the polka dance. You start with your right foot and shuffle one, two, three. And then with the left foot, shuffle one, two, three, and then if you have a good partner, they're spinning you around in circles until you're dizzy. It's a good workout."
 
The National Polka Festival kicks off Friday evening with a King/Queen Dance Contest, and has all sorts of activities in and around downtown Ennis through Sunday.

E-mail wgoolsby@wfaa.com

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