Updated 2-24-19
Alpenrose 2019 Schedule Monday,   February   25th:   Kinder   Practice   --   6:30pm,   Adult Practice -- 7:30pm Monday, March 4th : Adult Practice -- 7:30pm Saturday,    March    9th :    Mid   Atlantic    Jugend    Einzel,    New Jersey Sunday, March 10th :  Cabbage Hill Day Monday,    March    11th :     Kinder    Practice    --    6:30pm,   Adult Practice -- 7:30pm Saturday, March 16th :  Bockbierfest Monday, March 18th : Adult Practice -- 7:30pm Sunday, March 24th : Student Day Monday,    March    25th :    Kinder    Practice    --    6:30pm,   Adult Practice -- 7:30pm Monday, April 1st :   Adult Practice -- 7:30pm Monday,    April    8th :    Kinder    Practice    --    6:30pm,    Adult Practice -- 7:30pm Monday, April 15th : Adult Practice -- 7:30pm Monday,    April    22nd :    Kinder    Practice    --    6:30pm,    Adult Practice -- 7:30pm Saturday, April 27th :  Philly Almrausch Stiftungsfest Monday, April 29th :   Adult Practice -- 7:30pm Saturday, May 11th : Maifest Dance Saturday, June 1st : Kinderfest, UGH Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th :  Sommerfest Thursday,      July      4th      -      Sunday,      July      7th :      Gaufest, Washington, DC Friday,     September     20th     -     Sunday,     September     22nd :   Oktoberfest at the Club Saturday,   October   12th :    Oktoberfest   at   Cockeysville,   MD   - - 6:30pm-10:30pm Saturday, November 16th : Alpenrose Stiftungsfest

Herzlich Willkommen

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.
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