Alpenrose 2019 ScheduleMonday, February 25th: Kinder Practice -- 6:30pm, Adult Practice -- 7:30pmMonday, March 4th: Adult Practice -- 7:30pmSaturday, March 9th: Mid Atlantic Jugend Einzel, New JerseySunday, March 10th: Cabbage Hill DayMonday, March 11th:Kinder Practice -- 6:30pm, Adult Practice -- 7:30pmSaturday, March 16th: BockbierfestMonday, March 18th: Adult Practice -- 7:30pmSunday, March 24th: Student DayMonday, March 25th: Kinder Practice -- 6:30pm, Adult Practice -- 7:30pmMonday, April 1st:Adult Practice -- 7:30pmMonday, April 8th: Kinder Practice -- 6:30pm, Adult Practice -- 7:30pmMonday, April 15th: Adult Practice -- 7:30pmMonday, April 22nd: Kinder Practice -- 6:30pm, Adult Practice -- 7:30pmSaturday, April 27th: Philly Almrausch StiftungsfestMonday, April 29th:Adult Practice -- 7:30pmSaturday, May 11th: Maifest DanceSaturday, June 1st: Kinderfest, UGHFriday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th: SommerfestThursday, July 4th - Sunday, July 7th: Gaufest, Washington, DCFriday, September 20th - Sunday, September 22nd:Oktoberfest at the ClubSaturday, October 12th:Oktoberfest at Cockeysville, MD -- 6:30pm-10:30pmSaturday, November 16th: Alpenrose Stiftungsfest
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.