Alpenrose 2020 ScheduleSeptember 18, 19, 20, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Oktoberfest at the LKOctober 3, Saturday – Cockeysville, MDNovember 21, Saturday – Alpenrose Stiftungsfest at the LK Alpenrose 2021 ScheduleJanuary 15th– Spaghetti Dinner January 16th– Mid Atlantic Meeting March 7th– Cabbage Hill Day (Kinder and Adult)March 13th – Bockbierfest (Alpenrose host and Auerhahn dances) March 21st– Student Day (Kinder and Adults) April 10th – Alpenrose Yard Sale May 8th– Maifest (Kinder and Adults) June 5th– Kinderfest (we are hosting) June 11th and 12th– SommerfestJuly 8th – 11th– Gaufest (Atlantic City) September 17th – 19th– Oktoberfest November 20th - Stiftungsfest December 12th– Christkindle Market
Alpenrose Schuhplattler Verein
Schuhplattling:Nothingismorerecognizedthroughouttheworld normorerepresentativeofBavariaandtheAustrianTyrolthan Schuhplattler dancing. Schuhplattling,whichliterallytranslatestoshoe-slapping,canbe tracedbacktothe11th-14thcentury.Itisconsideredamimicofthe maleAuerhahnbirdwhocourtsthefemalebyflappinghiswings andkickinguphisfeetaroundacircle.Thewomanplaysherpart byspinning,asawaytochallengetheman.Indeed,itisdifficult for the man to catch the woman to waltz with him.TheTracht(formaldress-wear)wornbythemenandwomen dancershasremainedunchanged,forthemostpart,forover200 years.TheLancaster AlpenroseSchuhplattlerVereinperformsavarietyof folkdancesfrombothGermanyand Austria. Adultsandchildrenof allagesparticipateinthesedances.Thegroupperformsatour2 annualfestfundraisers:Sommerfest(2ndweekendinJune), Oktoberfest(3rdweekendinSeptember),andalsoatmost scheduled club events.