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The mission of the Alpen Schuhplattler und Trachten Verien D’ Pittsburgher is to create, educate, and foster among its members a genuine love for Bavarian-Tyrolean traditions and costume. This includes learning and performing original Bavarian and Tyrolean dances, customs, and camaraderie. The club strives to educate the general public about Bavarian-Tyrolean culture and support other organizations in their efforts to promote it. The club’s outreach includes our Kindergruppe (children’s group) and events for high school and middle school German language students.

The Alpen Schuhplattler und Trachten Verien D’ Pittsburgher is a charitable organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Code chapter 501(c)(3).

Join the Alpen Schuhplattlers! Interested in traditional folk dancing? The Alpen Schuhplattlers are a great way to explore your German heritage! No dance experience? No problem – we’ll teach you! New members are always welcome, especially families. Practices start at 7:00pm on Tuesday nights at the Teutonia Männerchor. Stop by and visit us or contact Marina at 412-491-0577/marina@ruggiero.net


The Alpen Schuhplattlers don’t have many performances during the winter, but that doesn’t mean we stop dancing. Our children’s and adult groups are learning new dances and reviewing older ones. We’re hard at work practicing plattling, spinning, and waltzing – the building blocks of our traditional dances.

It’s great preparation for our performances in the spring, summer, and especially the fall!

Highlights from our 2019 spring schedule include:

Saturday, March 30: Heimatabend. 7:30pm @ Teutonia Männerchor. We’re planning a special performance for the Teutonia’s annual talent show. Want to find out more? Come to Heimatabend!

Sunday, March 31: Father-Daughter Dinner. 2:30pm @ Teutonia Männerchor. The Schuhplattlers will lead the dancing at the Teutonia’s Father-Daughter Dinner.

Saturday, April 27: Alpen Schuhplattler 55. Stiftungsfest. 8:00pm @ Teutonia Männerchor. Celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Alpen Schuhplattlers with the Youngstown Saxon Brass Band as our musical guests. Tickets are just $12 adults/$6 kids 12 and under. Please contact Marina Ruggiero at 412-491-0577 or marina@ruggiero.net. Dinner is available for a separate charge.

Visit alpenschuhplattler.org for a complete list of our upcoming performances or check us out on Facebook!

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Best of all, there’s no cost to you! Here’s how to sign up: Visit https://smile.amazon.com and sign in with your Amazon account. (If you don’t have an account, Amazon lets you create one.) When Amazon Smile asks you to pick a charitable organization, search for alpen.

Click on the Select button next to Alpen Schuhplattler Und Trachten Verein. Amazon Smile will prompt you through the rest of the process.

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857 Phineas Street,

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Office: 412-231-9141

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