The German Hungarians & The Schuhplattler

Recently a question came to my committee about how the German Hungarians got to be dancers in the Schuhplattler style and members of the Gauverband Nordamerika. Below are selections from our various written histories telling that story.

An Jolly Affair in Delaware

A small but jolly group of our members attended the Enzian Volkstanzgruppe 53rd Stiftungsfest on Saturday, September 11th at the Delaware Saengerbund in Newark, DE.

3rd Place in Gruppen Preisplatteln, 1997

From our "Monthly Progress" Archive: NEWARK, DE - We were now anxious. The Denver and the New York groups had placed in the top three often. We had worked so hard, would we place in the top three? And then the name UNITED GERMAN HUNGARIANS - Third Prize!!!

3rd Place in Gruppen Preisplatteln, 1995

From our "Monthly Progress" Archive: MILWAUKEE, WI - Now it was down to the nitty, gritty! The announcement came - Third Place - THE UNITED GERMAN HUNGARIANS OF PHILADELPHIA!!!

3rd Place in Gruppen Preisplatteln, 1993

From our "Monthly Progress" Archive: BUFFALO, NY - The knot in his stomach tightened. Could it be? The announcer, Marty Hubner, the Gauverband Vorplattler, was saying, "Everybody be very calm!" No screaming or yelling!"