Fall is just around the corner

Summer is still here, but that hasn’t stopped the Alpen Schuhplattlers from getting ready for Oktoberfest season.  We are dancing up a storm this month!  Here’s our public performance schedule:

  • German Alliance Luncheon, August 26, 12:00 pm at Teutonia Männerchor
  • World Kaleidoscope, August 27, 2:00 pm at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main (Oakland), 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. We’re performing in the Quiet Reading Room on the first floor.
  • Erie German Heritage Festival, September 2-3 at St. Nick’s Grove, 5131 Old French Rd., Erie, PA 16509. Performance times: Sat. 1:30pm & 4:00pm; Sun. 1:00pm & 3:30pm. This fun festival features German beer, vendors, food, kid’s activities, and music … plus the Schuhplattlers! Make it a day trip and join us under the fest tent.

(Photo courtesy of Stephen Hargreaves)

You’re invited to our 53. Stiftungsfest!

Join the Alpen Schuhplattlers for an evening of dancing and music as we celebrate our 53rd anniversary!  The festivities feature dance performances by the Alpen Schuhplattlers and music by the Youngstown Saxon Brass Band.  Our famous gift and 50/50 raffles will be back!

Saturday, April 22, 2017
8:00 PM – Midnight
Teutonia Männerchor
857 Phineas Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Tickets are just $12 adults/$6 kids 12 and under.  Dinner is available in the Ratskellar for a separate charge.

Interested?  Contact Marina at 412-491-0577 or marina@ruggiero.net.

Historic Harmony Weihnachtsmarkt!

cropped-maypole1.jpgThe Alpen Schuhplattlers will appear at the Harmony Museum’s annual Weihnachtsmarkt (traditional German Christmas Market) on November 12th and 13th. Watch us perform traditional German folk dances in the fest tent, then stay the rest of the day to listen to German bands, enjoy delicious German food and drink, and do some holiday shopping!


  • Saturday, 11/12: 12:00 – 12:30 pm and 4:30 – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday 11/13: 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Harmony Museum
218 Mercer St.
Harmony, Pa 16037


Teutonia Public Oktoberfest & Columbus Day Parade

oktoberfestOktoberfest at the Teutonia Männerchor is open to the public this weekend and the Alpen Schuhplattlers are ready to celebrate! We’re dancing on Friday 10/7/16 and Saturday 10/8/16 at 8:00 PM in the Fest Tent.

Daily admission is just $10.  Be sure to stop by our food booth for a pretzel!





columbusOn Saturday 10/8/16 at 11:00 AM, we’ll be marching in the Columbus Day Parade on Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield (Pittsburgh’s “Little Italy”). We represent Germany in this celebration of Pittsburgh’s ethnic heritage!



Canonsburg Oktoberfest and Hofbrauhaus!

Schuhplattler Dancers
A mysterious stranger challenged our guys
to a plattling contest!

The Schuhplattlers are dancing at the Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest in Canonsburg on Friday 9/16 at 9PM and Sunday 9/18 at 12:30 PM.  Both shows are at the German Stage on  East Pike Street.

On Saturday 9/17, we’re dancing at the Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh at 2PM and 3:15 PM.  Hoist a stein of Munich’s best with us!


Get a jump on Oktoberfest with the Alpen Bavarian Fest!

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Can’t wait for Fall?  The Alpen Bavarian Fest has German dancing, German music, German beer, German food … it’s Oktoberfest in August!

  • Saturday, August 13, 2016
    8:00 pm – Midnight
  • Teutonia Männerchor, 857 Phineas St., Pittsburgh, PA
  • Music by Mädel Jäger
  • Dance performances by the Alpen Schuhplattlers (and friends)
  • 50-50 and gift raffles

Tickets are $12 adults/$6 kids 12 and under. Dinner is available in the Ratskellar for a separate charge.

Interested? Contact Marina at 412-491-0577 or marina@ruggiero.net

500th anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot? The Alpen Schuhplattlers are there!

The Reinheitsgebot (German Beer Purity Law) is 500 years old and the Teutonia Männerchor is celebrating!   And what celebration would be complete without dancing?

Alpen Schuhplattler dance performance:
Saturday, April 23, 2016
6:00 PM
Fest tent, Teutonia Männerchor

While you’re there, grab a pretzel and potato salad at our food booth!

The Teutonia Reinheitsgebot  festival runs from Friday-Sunday 4/22-24.  More Info….