In The News
The Texas Polka News published a few stories about German bands, and Das Ist Lustig was one of the bands featured! Read the article here!
Das Ist Lustig was the opening band for the Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest in Rivertown, Kenner, Louisiana. Here is an article about the event and some pictures of the action during the show.
Clients, customers and students had these things to say about Valina Polka's emcee services, dance lessons and Ross' voice / piano lessons:
"We heard several people remark how they usually only come for the horse races, but they decided to stay for the new German games because it looked like so much fun." (in reference to the new games and contests Valina MC'ed) Gary Kunz, Entertainment coordinator for Gillespie County Fairs and Festivals, Night In Old Fredericksburg 2014
"Valina Polka you are an awesome hostess for NAA! Thank you my dear!" Debra Peters, National Accordion Convention in Plano, Tx, 2014
"When I first joined the group at the beginning of the school year, I did it because I thought it was kind of a joke, but after learning the steps, and getting to know the other members of the team, I saw that it was much more. These people are amazing, and folk dancing is amazing." Cory, Clements High School German student, March 2012
"That was such a nice recital you put on for the kids! ...performances were so good I was nearly in tears" Annette S, Houston 2012
"Folkdancing...It's the happiest sport on earth!" Carly M, Deer Park High School German club, January 2012
"...thank you for your continued support of our German programs and the kids in them. My kids even recognized you this time from Houstonfest, and commented that "she must really like German to do this stuff for us." There is no greater blessing than such a positive force in the community." Friendswood high school German teacher, March 2011
"...dancing should be a mandatory activity for everyone, it helps ze mind und body work togezer, und it's fun!" A Siemens engineer, June 2010
"Wow, I thought this was only fun if you're old, but I can meet girls this way!" Billy, Katy ISD High School student, November 2009
"I never knew I only had one left foot!" Richard M, from Austin 2008