Music – Polka 2/4
Tempo – 60 measures of 2 beats per minute
– 120 beats per minute
Pattern – Optional
Duration – The time required to skate 2 sequences is 1:04 min.
“Although the polka is a bouncy dance, the basic principles of stroking and effortless flow must be adhered to; the dance must not look labored, sloppy or somber. The partners must remain close together to minimize the shipping action generated by the short precise steps and rapid turning movements. Excellent unison and precise timing are required. Unprescribed separations must be avoided.”
Inventors – James Sladky, Judy Schwomeyer and Ron Ludington
First Performance – Wilmington, Skating Club of Wilmington, 1969