Below is a complete list
of all our dances. We have included brief descriptions and pictures of
some of the dances. Videos coming soon!!
A dance where intricate figures are
performed and the guys try to steal a kiss.
Lady in Red
(Das Mädchen im Roten Mieder)
A mens dance created
by Julius Pichler,
who is believed to be
one of the first Schuhplattlers
in the Vancouver area.
A composite of 3 separate plattls.
A dance we learned by video of
an Austrian Schuhplattler Group of
same name which visited Vancouver in 1986.
We have recently found out that the dance
the Puchberger Schottisch and a Mazurka combined.
This is also a figure dance with
some figures similar to the
Steirer. The music is
a bit faster and more
peppy (no time for the guys to steal a kiss).
King's Cross. A specialty
dance with two couples performing in a circle.
They need plenty of room as the women
get the chance to fly.
One man and two women perform intricate figures
man tries to woo the women.
This is a dance of two men fighting over
and a third man runs in and steals
her much to their surprise.
This is the Maypole Dance. The dancers carry
white ribbons and weave them as they dance
around a Maypole.
This dance is a combination of weaving, plattling
This is probably the most well known of dances.
This is the Woodchoppers' Dance
where the men chop logs and, of course,
We also have an ax sharpener who joins in
on the fun.
The Bench Dance. Two men compete for the
bench after one decides to take a break from
The Miner's Dance.
Five men go down to work in the salt mines
they work hard chiselling the rock, ringing
and dancing once a salt vein is struck.
This dance was also created by Julius Pichler and is a five man dance.
Another mens dance created
by Julius Pichler.
A couples dance created
by Julius Pichler.
The Miller's Dance. A marching dance where the dancers perform
different figures that represent the workings of a mill.