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The Alpine Dancers are a performing and teaching folk dance group specializing in couples and trio dances from Austria, Germany and Switzerland. They perform throughout the greater Washington, DC (USA) area.

The Alpine Dancers were formally established as a performing group in 1991. The Alpine Dancers specialize in teaching and performing intricate figure dances from Austria, Germany and Switzerland. The current repertoire of a wide varity of dances -- from graceful to highly energetic -- is listed at Dance Repertoire. In addition to performing, another specialty of the Alpine Dancers is engaging audience participants, young and old, to join them in some of their dances.

The Alpine Dancers hold regular free and open practices, usually on two Sundays per month, 4:00-6:30 pm, at the New Carrollton Municipal Center (map), 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, near Washington Beltway exit 20A. (Occasionally practice times and dates may change due to performances.) New dancers are always welcome.

For information, directions, and engagements, or to confirm practices and performances, contact: Herbert & Carol Traxler, email: caroltraxler@yahoo.com; 301-577-3503 (home), 301-646-0721 (cell), or contact Bill & Sarita Barclay, 301-654-1917.

The Alpine Dancers 2018 performances and practice schedule for the remainder of 2018.

Sunday, October 14, 4-6:30 - practice at the New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrollton
Wednesday, November 14, 2:45-4:15 - performing/teaching at Robinson High School, Fairfax
Sunday, November 18, 4-6:30 - practice at the New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrollton
Monday, December 31, 8:30-10:30 pm - performing at Things To Do DC
Gala New Year's Eve

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Sunday, December 2, 2-6 - Alpine Singers at the American-Austrian Cultural Society's Adventnachmittag Traditional Advent Afternoon for Families held at the Concord Clubhouse (above the Old Europe Restaurant), 2434 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC.

Thursday, December 6, 6 pm - Alpine Singers perform at the German-American Heritage Museum , 719 6th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001.

The Alpine Singers repertoire for the Advent and Christmas season included selections from the following :
bullet Es leuchten uns die Sterne bullet In da Winternacht hängan Silberstern bullet Ave Maria klare bullet Hodaroiri bullet Verschneit sind Berg und Hügel bullet Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen bullet Advent bullet Andåchtsjodler bullet Leise rieselt der Schnee bullet Maria durch ein’ Dornwald ging bullet Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern bullet Kommet ihr Hirten bullet Marias Wiegenlied bullet Da liegst im Stall bullet In dulci jubilo bullet Es wird scho glei dumpa bullet Still, still, still bullet Bozner Wiegenjodler bullet ‘s Christkind schlåft ein bullet Da pacem Domine
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Some recent public performances of the Alpine Dancers:
2018: Windmills International Folk Dance Festival (Baltimore), special private events
2017: Windmills International Folk Dance Festival (Baltimore), German-American Heritage Museum (Washington, DC), Lovettsville Oktoberfest (VA), Nationals Baseball Oktoberfest at Nationals Park (DC), New Carrollton Community Day (MD), Mid-Atlantic Brewers' Association Oktoberfest (Shirlington, VA), Oktoberfest at Lincolnia (Alexandria, VA), Oktoberfest at Laurel (MD), Oktoberfest at Ashburn (VA), AACS Adventnachmittag (DC), Christmas Village (Baltimore, MD), ThingsToDo New Year's Gala (DC)
2016: Windmills International Folk Dance Festival (Baltimore), Sauf Haus Biergarten (Washington), Lovettsville Oktoberfest (VA), Mid-Atlantic Brewers' Association Oktoberfest (Shirlington), Oktoberfest Reston (VA), German-American Heritage Museum, Washington, DC
2015: EU Open House (Austrian Embassy), Capital Cotillion (Arlington), AATG Awards Ceremony (Baltimore), New Carrollton Day (New Carrollton), "Das Best Oktoberfest" (National Harbor),Lovettsville Oktoberfest (Lovettsville, VA), Hebrew Home Oktoberfests (Rockville, MD), Oktoberfest Reston (Reston, VA)
2014: EU Open House (Austrian Embassy), Lovettsville Oktoberfest (VA), Things To Do Oktoberfest (Goethe Institut, Washington), Mid-Atlantic Brewers' Association Oktoberfest (Shirlington, VA), Germantown Oktoberfest (Germantown, MD), Oktoberfest Reston (Reston, VA), St Hugh of Grenoble Church Oktoberfest (Greenbelt, MD), Hebrew Home Oktoberfests (Rockville), Haymarket Oktoberfest (Haymarket, VA), K of C Oktoberfest (College Park, MD)
2013: Loyola University (Baltimore), New Carrollton Anniversary, Shenandoah Oktoberfest (Toms Brook, VA), Lovettsville Oktoberfest, Things To Do DC Oktoberfest (Goethe Institut), Mid-Atlantic Brewers' Association Oktoberfest (Shirlington), Oktoberfest Reston (VA), Oktoberfest at Aquia Harbour (Stafford, VA), St. Hugh of Grenoble Church (Greenbelt)

This Alpine Dancers web site is www.alpinedancers.org

The Alpine Dancers are members of the Association of German-American Societies of Greater Washington, DC (AGAS), the American-Austrian Cultural Society, the Folklore Society of Greater Washington (FSGW), the American Federation of German Folk Dance Groups, and the United German- American Committee of the USA (UGAC/USA).

Latest update: September 17, 2018

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