When we first started teaching polka classes in 1976, we taught from 1-3 nights per week at different locations in the Maryland area. Later, we decided to consolidate all of our Maryland classes at Blob's Park, Jessup, MD. Blob's Park, a German Bavarian Dance Hall and Restaurant since 1933, seats approximately 1,000 people and is located between the cities of Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC. Blob's is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday with live polka entertainment featuring many of the nations top polka bands. Blob's also features a wide variety of other types of music for your dancing and listening pleasure.
Our first 8-week dance class program at Blob's started on October 6, 1976, with over 600 students registered to take lessons. During the next three years at Blob's, we offered three 8-week series of classes per year, and still registered between 500-600 students per class. Today, we are still offering dance classes in: Polka, Latin & American Ballroom, Swing, Country, Rock n' Roll, and a variety of Fun Dances at Blob's Park.
During our early years at Blob's, we were the featured hosts on "Everybody's Dancing", a one-hour feature on Comcast Cable TV, promoting Blob's lively entertainment including: Polka, Country, Jazz, Ballroom, Swing, and Rock n' Roll music.
Blob's Park has been voted as the "Best Place To Polka" in Maryland by Baltimore Magazine and has been nationally televised on CNN News, Good Morning America and had featured articles many times in the Baltimore and Washington Newspapers. Blob's features a 2,500 square foot wooden dance floor with seating capacity for nearly 1,000 people, an outside Pavilion, a lighted parking lot, plus lots of great German/American food with full Bar and Restaurant facilities. For information about our current dance class offerings at Blob's, visit their website: http://www.BlobsPark.net for a complete list of all events that are offered at Blob's Park.