This dance was introduced to society in 1844. Every now and then it is revived because of it's boisterous charm. It is supposed to have been originally created by a Bohemian girl. The basic step consists of a preparatory hop followed by a chasse done first to the left and then to the right. The Polka is still danced quite often throughout North America particularly in more rural areas, sometimes at functions such as wedding dances, etc as one of the main social dances.