NOTE! Polish Hop basic steps are similar to the Finnish Polka, and has variations not used in Finnish Folk dancer's polka.
Eric Jaakkola, your instructor, has been featured as a guest dancer on the Lawrence Welk Show and since 1968 has taught thousands of dancers to have more fun by dancing the Polish Hop.
Eric was inducted to the International Polka Hall of Fame on June 19th, 2010 at the International Polka Festival at the Lost Isle Ballroom, Carlton, MN
Join us to the Chmielewski POLKAFEST May 20 - 22, 2016 at GRAND CASINO HINCKLEY AT Grand Ballroom, Hinckley, MN.
Patty and I will be teaching free Beginners Hop Polka lessons all three days
Friday: 2:15 - 3:00pm
5:00 - 5:45 pm
Saturday: 10:00 - 10:45am
4:30 - 5:15pm
Sunday: 2:15 - 3:00pm
Eric & Patty's performance dance link. Dancing a Tango, Waltz, and Polish Hop medley all in 3 minutes.
To order DVD contact: Eric Jaakkola via E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
OR: Mail payment to
Eric T. Jaakkola
9935-7 Russell Ave. N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55444
Cost of DVD $29.95 Free Shipping MN residents add sales tax rate of 6.875%
Note! Ballroom dance lessons are also available at most levels of dance. Available for special occasions at your chosen location.
PRIVATE LESSONS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT. CALL ERIC AT 612-669-9158