July 15-16-17, 2011|
Austrian Folk Dance Workshop led by Herbert and Carol Traxler, Sword Dancing taught by Karin Gottier.
Sponsored by the American Federation of German Folk Dance Groups.
The Workshop will be held in the air-conditioned club rooms of the Donauschwaben Society in Chicago, 625 E. Seegers
Des Plaines, IL 60016 (northwest of Chicago). Eva-Maria Rill (email@example.com)
of the Donauschwaben Society may be contacted for registration and workshop information. "Sponsored by the American
Federation of German Folk Dance Groups,
this weekend is filled with regional dances from Austria as well as ones that feature swords and other props!"
Dance Program (Dances of Austria)
Herbert and Carol Traxler are the founding leaders of the Alpine Dancers and the
Alpine Singers, specializing in dances and songs from Austria.
In 1991 they formed the Alpine Dancers who perform Austrian,
German and Swiss folk dances throughout the greater Washington, D.C. area and all along the East Coast.
They continually expand their dance repertoire while attending numerous dance festivals and workshops in Austria and the United States. In recognition of their
ongoing promotion of Austrian culture and teaching Austrian dances, the couple each received the prestigious Goldenes Verdienstzeichen (Decoration of Merit in Gold)
from the Republic of Austria in 1998.
An article (in German) about their work, Die "Alpine Dancers & Singers" – Volkstanz (und Wiener Walzer)
in und um die US Bundeshauptstadt, appeared in Der Froehliche Kreis, Wien, Maerz 2008, pp. 4-5.
To reach Herbert & Carol Traxler, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or
visit the Facebook pages Alpine Dancers & Singers,
or Carol Traxler.
Karin Gottier, a respected German and Swiss Dance Instructor, is also the founding organizer of the North American Federation of German Folk Dance Groups and
has received the coveted Bundesverdienstkreuz am Band
(Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.) She also has a stunning, unique collection of traditional costumes that will be displayed during this weekend.
Karin Gottier may be contacted at email@example.com.
The Traxlers are prepared to teach the following Austrian dances. Attendees will receive a syllabus with the dance directions and have the
opportunity to purchase a CD with their music:
1 Bergerlandler (Salzburger Form)
2 Boarischer aus dem Yspertål
3 Daxberger Mazurka
4 Dörfler Mazur
6 Einfacher Dreher
7 Fürizwänger aus Kleinmariazell
8 Handy Mazur
9 Hiatamadl im Kreis (Südtirol)
11 Kautzner Landler
12 Landler aus Friedreichs
13 Lembacher Landler
14 Mazurka aus St. Lorenzen
15 Obfelder Dreier
16 Ottenschläger Landler
17 Rosenwalzer aus Großschönau
18 Spinnradl zu Dritt
19 Veitscher Mazur
These are couples dances, except for one mixer (Hiatamadl im Kreis) and two trio dances (Obfelder Dreier and Spinnradl zu Dritt).
The Friday night program will include some dances not on this list.