"Applause for the 'Singing Saw' "  A follow up article in the newspaper in Telgte, Germany after the show on Wednesday April 4.

"Applause for the 'Singing Saw' " A follow up article in the newspaper in Telgte, Germany after the show on Wednesday April 4.

Valina and Ross were so surprised when they opened their November issue of the Texas Polka News and found this article written about their latest CD Road Trip!  They are grateful for the attention this album has already received!

Valina and Ross were so surprised when they opened their November issue of the Texas Polka News and found this article written about their latest CD Road Trip! They are grateful for the attention this album has already received!

In The News

Here's a rough translation of the blurb: "Valina and Ross from Tomball visited well known Hans Gerling in Telgte this week. They are on a journey through Germany. The two are passionate about German culture and polka music. They will soon return to Telgte. In the coming year they will bring a travel group of about 25 people and will perform a folklore evening."

Here's a rough translation of the blurb: "Valina and Ross from Tomball visited well known Hans Gerling in Telgte this week. They are on a journey through Germany. The two are passionate about German culture and polka music. They will soon return to Telgte. In the coming year they will bring a travel group of about 25 people and will perform a folklore evening."

It was an honor to be featured on the cover of the 2017 Texas Polka News Oktoberfest Guide!

It was an honor to be featured on the cover of the 2017 Texas Polka News Oktoberfest Guide!

Women Of Polka; Valina was in great company as one of three ladies featured in the May issue of the Texas Polka News.

Women Of Polka; Valina was in great company as one of three ladies featured in the May issue of the Texas Polka News.

A little of the fun was captured in the Burleson County Tribune from Deanville, Texas.

A little of the fun was captured in the Burleson County Tribune from Deanville, Texas.

The two page spread of the RFD TV Magazine May / June 2013

The two page spread of the RFD TV Magazine May / June 2013

7 25 2012 potpourri vilina ross

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.

Even Alex Meixner approves of Valina as MC! 


 


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


Drop in to the Fayette County Community Website to see an article by Cathy Chaloupka - Rural Texas Tourism, LLC about Das Ist Lustig and the Scotty And Friends restaurant.


Theresa at Polka Beat interviewed Valina and wrote an article about Das Ist Lustig in the fall of 2010.