Polka is the new black

Polka dance Pic Kabo Mpaetona
Polka dance Pic Kabo Mpaetona

Have you realised that Polka is taking over? Every major event in Botswana now features the polka dance, Showtime has observed.

Polka originally called Boerewalf, is said to have been introduced to Batswana by the Dutch people who settled in Botswana, many years ago. It is the staple dance in the Southeastern part of Botswana and southeastern Namibia.

Fast forward to 2015; Polka has now been included in the calendar of events. From President Day celebrations, to major festivals polka has now become the in thing. It is the new black.

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