By Paul Schmitt
Polka music may not be as popular as it once was decades ago, but on this Sunday afternoon The Rendezvous of Luxemburg is continuing a Kewaunee County tradition that is requested by a passionate group of dancers and performers. The Happy Hoppers Polka Dance will feature the music of Orv Konopp and the OK Band. Rendezvous owner Kelly Froelich says he is glad to host the dance since polka lovers are limited to only a few venues in the area.
Polka music usually draws a crowd of over one hundred dancers in the Rendezvous’s upper-level banquet hall, according to Froelich. The old hardwood floors along with some dancing salt give patrons a perfect combination to keep the polka dancing going strong in Kewaunee County. The Polka originated in Bohemia, now the Czech Republic, back in the middle of the 19th century.