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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.

The Alpine Dancers Practice Schedule for 2018 (all are welcome)

Sunday, January 7, 4-6:30 - practice at the New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrollton
Sunday, January 21, 4-6:30 - practice at the New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrollton
Sunday, February 11, 4-6:30 - practice at the New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrollton
Sunday, February 25, 4-6:30 - practice at the New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrollton
Sunday, March 11, 4-6:30 - practice at the New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrollton
Sunday, March 18, 4-6:30 - (moved from 25) practice at the New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrollton
Sunday, April 8, 4-6:30 - practice at the New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrollton

Saturday, April 14 - Performance 1:00-1:30 in Windmills International Dance Festival, Lithuanian Hall, 851 Hollins St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Sunday, April 22, 4-6:30 - practice at the New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrollton
Sunday, May 20, 4-6:30 - practice at the New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrollton
Sunday, July 8, 4-6:30 - practice at the New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrollton
Sunday, July 22, 4-6:30 - practice at the New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrollton
Sunday, August 12, 3:00 - pool party for members, New Carrollton
Sunday, August 26, 4-6:30 - practice at the New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrollton
Sunday, September 9, 4-6:30 - practice at the New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrollton
Sunday, September 16, 4-6:30 - practice at the New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrollton
Thursday and Saturday, September 27 and 29, Oktoberfest performances of the Alpine Dancers
Sunday, October 14, 4-6:30 - practice at the New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrollton
Sunday, November 18, 4-6:30 - practice at the New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrollton

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Date TBA - Alpine Singers & Alpine Dancers at German-American Heritage Museum, 719 6th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001. Tickets ($10/15) available at the GAHM website.
The Alpine Singers will perform some or all of the following music: bullet Kein schöner Land bullet Heidenröslein bullet Und i håb dir in die bullet Steirer Dreier bullet Då draussen im Wåld bullet Iß mit mir bullet I tua wås i will bullet Hodaroiri bullet Auf die Berg bullet Das Dirndl, dås håt hålt bullet A ganze Weil
The Alpine Dancers will perform some or all of the following folk dances from Germany and Austria : bullet Broatnbacher Walzer bullet Gschlööfter bullet Mazurka aus St Lorenzen bullet Pinzgauer Wickler bullet Finsterauer Landler bullet Hammerschmiedsgselln bullet Masolka zu Dritt bullet Buchholzer mit Walzer bullet Kaerntner Walzer bullet Bergerlandler bullet Kurnauer Duarl
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Some recent public performances of the Alpine Dancers:
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: April 3, 2018

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