This past weekend, 9 of our active dancers were very busy keeping up appearances with two dance jobs while majority of the group was in Germany.
Most of our interactions and dealings with the First German Sport Club Phoenix happen on the soccer field or in meetings about the soccer administration. Yes, from time to time our members attend each other's events and enjoy them quite a bit. We typically also both take part in the Steuben Parade in Philadelphia as … Continue reading Dancing Around: Phoenix 95th Anniversary & Oktoberfest, by Michael Fricker
On Friday, and Saturday, September 9 and 10 respectively my friends in the Delaware Saengerbund and the Enzian Volkstanzgruppe many times expressed excitement that "my people" or "my club" was to be coming and dancing on Sunday. Well, when the day finally came, it wasn't the greatest weather of the weekend. The rain came down … Continue reading Dancing Around: A Couple of Sets, Lots of Wurst and Even More Friends at the Delaware Saengerbund
The video from the 2022 Trachten-und-Schuetzenzug, the Trachten portion of the Oktoberfest 2022 Opening parade is available to watch streaming free online. It is available at the link here:
I first encountered the United German Hungarians’ Cultural Group two years ago. I was sitting at a table with my family during Maifest at the Cannstatter. The group took the stage and began to do a partnered folk dance. I was struck by the grace of the dancers, the beauty of the music and the traditional dress. I felt pride for my German-Hungarian descent rise in me—and a desire to be part of what I was witnessing.
The fall fest season in the Philadelphia region is not complete without the South Street Oktoberfest at Brauhaus Schmitz. This annual Oktoberfest, going for 13 years strong now, is one of my favorite events of the year.
Plenty of options for fest-ing are available this Saturday, and we can't wait for you to Join us!