We are an enthusiastic group who enjoy German Bavarian Schuhplattler dance based in Vancouver Canada. Many of our members have been dancing since childhood having toured Germany and Austria in 2000 and 2005. Our drive is to keep Schuhplattler dance alive and have fun doing it. While what brings us together is dance, we are also a social group who enjoy doing activities together.

Schuhplattler is a traditional style of dance from the alpine regions of Germany and Austria. Schuhplattler is best known for the dancing where men wear lederhosen and hit their legs, feet (and sometimes each other) in time with the music. Many dances tell a story of alpine life and often involve a bit of mischief. Women dance in their dirndl costumes adding their part to the story. See Schuhplattler to learn more.

Available for private and corporate bookings.

New members always welcome. Although many of our members have a Germanic background, most are born and raised in Vancouver. Our members range in age from 24 to 50 however we are looking to start a children’s dance group. No prior Schuhplattler experience required, just a sense of rhythm, willingness to work up a sweat, and the ability to laugh at yourself.

Based out of the Vancouver Alpen Club we practice most Wednesdays starting 7:30. Contact us for more information.

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