EDELWEISS DANCERS

DANCES


Below is a complete list of all our dances. We have included brief descriptions and pictures of some of the dances.  Videos coming soon!!

1. Steirer
A dance where intricate figures are
performed and the guys try to steal a kiss. 

2. Haushammer 

3. Export 

4. Lady in Red
(Das Mädchen im Roten Mieder) 

5. Oberkrainer 

6. Volkswagen
A mens dance created by Julius Pichler,
who is believed to be one of the first Schuhplattlers
in the Vancouver area.
 

7. Potpourri 
A composite of 3 separate plattls. 

8. Schneewalzer 

9. Salzburger Stierwascher 
A dance we learned by video of
an Austrian Schuhplattler Group of the 
same name which visited Vancouver in 1986.
 We have recently found out that the dance is actually
the Puchberger Schottisch and a Mazurka combined. 

10. Almtanz 

11. Kirmess 

12. Tiroler Figurentanz
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). 

13. Kreuz Koenig
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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.

14. Dreisteirer
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One man and two women perform intricate figures as the
man tries to woo the women.

15. Watschenplattler
This is a dance of two men fighting over one woman
and a third man runs in and steals her much to their surprise.

16. Zillertaler HochzeitsPolka

17. Bandltanz
This is the Maypole Dance. The dancers carry red and
white ribbons and weave them as they dance around a Maypole.
This dance is a combination of weaving, plattling and waltzing.

18. Holzhacker
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This is probably the most well known of dances. This is the Woodchoppers' Dance
where the men chop logs and, of course, plattl.
We also have an ax sharpener who joins in on the fun.

19. Bankltanz
The Bench Dance. Two men compete for the
bench after one decides to take a break from hard work.

20. Bergknappentanz
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The Miner's Dance.
Five men go down to work in the salt mines where
they work hard chiselling the rock, ringing their chisels
and dancing once a salt vein is struck.

21. Kreuzpolka

22. Funfer
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This dance was also created by Julius Pichler and is a five man dance.

23. Heidauer
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24. Old Vienna
Another mens dance created by Julius Pichler.

25. Schnackelwaltz

26.  Arch March

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A couples dance created by Julius Pichler.

27. Muhlradl
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The Miller's Dance. A marching dance where the dancers perform
different figures that represent the workings of a mill.

   

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