Sommerfest is coming!

The Alpen Schuhplattlers will be dancing on July 20th and 21st for Sommerfest at the Teutonia Männerchor. This event is open to the public!  We’ll be performing in the Fest Tent on Friday and Saturday evening.

Dance to the music of German bands. Drink German beer. Sample potato pancakes, wurst, and other German foods — including roast boar!   Enjoy the classic Bavarian folk dances of the Alpen Schuhplattlers.  And join us in the traditional toast, “Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit!” as we salute the summer season!

Schuhplattlers Celebrate 54th Anniversary

Our 54.Stiftungsfest is on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Pittsburgh’s historic Teutonia Männerchor.  Join us for an evening of dance performances as we celebrate the 54th anniversary of our founding with musicalguests Mädel Jäger.

Tickets are just $12 adults/$6 kids 12 and under.  Our famous gift and 50/50 raffles will be back!

Saturday, April 21, 2018
8:00 PM – Midnight
Teutonia Männerchor
857 Phineas Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Interested?  Contact Marina at 412-491-0577 or  Tickets are also available at the Teutonia bar.

Dinner is available for a separate charge; call (412) 231-9141 for reservations.


Learning new dances

The Alpen Schuhplattlers adults and kids are working hard on learning new German dances.  Stop by the Teutonia Männerchor (857 Phineas St, Pittsburgh PA) and check us out!  Practices are on Tuesdays at 7 pm for kids and 8 pm for adults.   Families are especially welcome.  It’s a great way to learn to dance and explore German culture and traditions!

Frohe Weihnachten von den Alpen Schuhplattlers!

The Alpen Schuhplattlers would like to wish everyone a happy and blessed holiday season.  May your days be merry and bright!

What’s in store for 2018? Our 54. Stiftungsfest will be held on Saturday, April 21st at the Teutonia Männerchor. Join the Schuhplattlers for an evening of dancing with music by Mädel Jäger.  All are welcome!

We’re also participating in the 2. Gebietsfest of the Vier Länder Gebiet on June 15-16. This mini-convention will be hosted by the Altoona Almrausch Schuhplattlers and draws dancers from Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Ontario, and more.

We’ll be performing at the Teutonia’s Maifest and Oktoberfests.  And of course, we’ll be performing at Oktoberfests and other festivals around Western Pennsylvania. Stop back often for the most up-to-date list of events.


Fröhliche Weihnachten!

Kick off the holiday season with the Alpen Schuhplattlers at the Harmony Weihnachtsmarkt, Western Pennsylvania’s finest German Christmas market!  Come watch our dancing and stay for German music, German food, holiday vendors, museum exhibits, and Harmony’s famous glühwein. Performance times are:

  • Saturday November 11 @ 12 pm and 4:30 pm
  • Sunday November 12 @ 12 pm and 3:15 pm

Join us in the fest tent for a traditional German celebration!

Harmony Museum
218 Mercer St.
Harmony, Pa 16037

For more information, visit


Tanzen und springen!

Tanzen und springen!

Schuhplattling is all about tanzen und springen — in English, dancing and leaping!  Our male dancers jump into the air and slap their legs to show their athleticism.  Meanwhile, our female dancers spin until their skirts blossom out into beautiful bells.   Watch this in action at the Alpen Schuhplattlers’ upcoming performances!

  • Our Lady of the Angels Oktoberfest. September 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm. Teamster Hall (Lawrenceville), 4701 Butler St., Pgh., Pa 15201.
  • Scott Twp. Oktoberfest. October 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm.  Scott Township Municipal Park, Park Drive, Scott Township, PA 15106
  • Most Holy Name Oktoberfest. October 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm. Most Holy Name Parish Hall (Troy Hill), Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Teutonia Männerchor Oktoberfests.  September 30, October 7, October 14, and October 21, 2017.  (Members and guests only.)

Oktoberfest season is in full swing!

Ready for fun and Gemütlichkeit?  Here are our upcoming September performances:

  • Friday, September 15, Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest in Canonsburg, PA @ 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 16, Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh Oktoberfest @ 2:00 pm & 3:15 pm
  • Sunday, September 17, Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest in Canonsburg, PA @ 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, September 23, Oakdale Borough Oktoberfest @ 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 24, Mt. Pleasant Glass Festival @ 1:00 pm