Many who have traveled throughout the world readily agree that one of the most colorful and enthusiastic forms of folk dancing is the traditional Schuhplattler dance of the German and Austrian Alps. The dances are robust, intricate, and expressive of genuine happiness. These dances come from little towns in southern Germany and Austria, and are named after them such as Haushammer and Holzkirchner.
The traditional clothing we wear is called “Tracht” and comes from Bavaria in the region south of Munich Germany. The men wear black leather shorts called “Lederhosen”, while the women wear “Dirndl” dresses with white aprons. Both men and women wear green felt hats with white feathers, which makes you feel as though you just landed in the Alpine Mountains.