Alpenrose Schuhplattler Verein Adult & Kindergruppe
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 annual fest fundraiser events: Sommerfest, Oktoberfest, and Christkindlmarkt; and also at several scheduled Club events (see club performance list below.)
Alpenrose Schuhplatter Verein 25.Gaufest Milwaukee 2015
Alpenrose Schuhplattler Verein 25.Gaufest Milwaukee 2015
Our Flag: At right, is the first flag of the Alpenrose Schuhplattler Verein. The flag, handmade in Germany, was dedicated at the Alpenrose's Fahnenweihe held at the Lancaster Host Resort, June 30-July 2, 2006.
The flag design depicts the culture and traditions of German heritage that the Verein strives to uphold; the reverse side honors the rich farmland of Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, home of the Lancaster Liederkranz Alpenrose Schuhplattlers. The flag is considered a visual representation of the Verein.
Club Performances: The Alpenrose Schuhplatters perform at most Club events including those listed below. Check our club calendar for specific dates.
Cabbage Hill Day (March) Bockbier Fest (March) Student Day (March) Maitanz (May) Sommerfest (June) Oktoberfest (September) Stiftungfest (November) Christkindlmarkt (December)
The flag depicts Alpenrose dancers performing in front of the Liederkranz clubhouse.
The reverse side highlights typical Lancaster County Scenery
Lancaster Liederkranz Preserving German music, song, dance, language, customs, and culture since 1880.