Alpenrose 2018 ScheduleSaturday, September 29, 2018- St. Phillip’s Church, 6:30pm-10:00pm (Adults - black and green apron)Monday, October 1, 2018- 6:30pm Kinder practice, 7:30pm Adult practiceMonday, October 8, 2018 - 7:30pm Adult practiceSaturday, October 13, 2018 - Oktoberfest in Cockeysville, MD (Adults - new blue shirt, boys - new shirt)Monday, October 15, 2018- 6:30pm Kinder practice, 7:30pm Adult practiceSaturday, October 20, 2018-- Dover Downs (Adults - ½ tracht)Monday, October 22, 2018 - 7:30pm Adult practiceMonday, October 29, 2018- 6:30pm Kinder practice, 7:30pm Adult practiceMonday, November 5, 2018 - 7:30pm Adult practiceMonday, November 12, 2018- 6:30pm Kinder practice, 7:30pm Adult practiceSaturday, November 17, 2018- Alpenrose Stiftungfest at the Liederkranz for Kindergruppe and Adult (fest tracht, Kinder - boys, white shirt and tie, girls - red apron)Monday, November 19, 2018 - 7:30pm Adult practiceMonday, November 26, 2018- 6:30pm Kinder practice, 7:30pm Adult practiceSunday, December 9, 2018- Christkindlmarket at the Club (Adults and Kinder - black skirt, red plaid, boys red checked)Saturday, December 15, 2018- Christkindlmarket at Mifflinburg (Adults - black and green apron)
Alpenrose Schuhplattler Verein
Schuhplattling: Nothing is more recognized throughout the world nor more representative of Bavaria and the Austrian Tyrol than Schuhplattler dancing. Schuhplattling, which literally translates to shoe-slapping, can be traced back to the 11th-14th century. It is considered a mimic of the male Auerhahn bird who courts the female by flapping his wings and kicking up his feet around a circle. The woman plays her part by spinning, as a way to challenge the man. Indeed, it is difficult for the man to catch the woman to waltz with him.The Tracht (formal dress-wear) worn by the men and women dancers has remained unchanged, for the most part, for over 200 years.The Lancaster Alpenrose Schuhplattler Verein performs a variety of folk dances from both Germany and Austria. Adults and children of all ages participate in these dances. The group performs at our 2 annual fest fundraisers: Sommerfest (2nd weekend in June), Oktoberfest (3rd weekend in September), and also at most scheduled club events.