2019 Annual Halloween Dance was held at the Schwaben Club which was founded in 1931, as an organization created to support its members in times of need and 88 years later it is still renowned not only for its German cuisine and Oktoberfest but also for its top quality services to its community for weddings, meetings and various celebrations. Celebrating the Donauschwaben and German cultures, while helping others celebrate their important events. The event was a fundraiser in support of the club’s Donau Dancers who are an ever-evolving group of dancers committed to the evolution of Donauschwaben folk dance. The group began in 2001 and includes dancers over the age of 35 years, with no upper limit.
The Donau Dancers have brought their unique dances and costumes to many events; cultural, corporate, local, and international. They have been involved in numerous multicultural festivals in Canada and abroad, travelling to Philadelphia, Cleveland, Detroit, Mansfield, Frankenmuth, Toronto, and Windsor.
During the Kitchener Oktoberfest, North America’s largest Bavarian festival, the dancers are always a hit, and have thrilled audiences at numerous venues throughout the region. They also march in Canada’s grand Thanksgiving parade. Building new relationships with other Donauschwaben groups and instilling a love and appreciation for dance come hand in hand with the Donau Dancers.
If you are interested in joining the Donau Dancers or wanting to book the dance group for a performance, please call the Schwaben Club at 519-742-7979.
Dance practices take place Sunday evenings at 6:30pm. All are welcome!
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Was a superb time, with a delicious late-night buffet, filled with stellar rock n roll hits by local Kitchener act The Dirty Old Men Band. John Jokic, Al Loft, Ainslie Gough, Joel Wideman, Chris Martin, Kevin Brazolot and Herb McNeill provide worldwide familiar party cover tunes that have the dance floor just a hopping as their sets take you on a rock n roll journey thru the 60s, 70s and 80s!! Age has no bearing when it comes to making music and this act of predominantly 50-60 somethings are a tight unit that has the right spice to engage any audience young or old. They are a perfect addition to any Wedding, Anniversary, Festival, Corporate, Fundraiser or private events. Stay in tune at https://www.facebook.com/Dirty-Old-Men-Band-211026005752945/