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The role of the Gaujugendvertreter (youth leader) is to help the member Vereine with their youth and promote the culture of dance, music, language, and Tracht. He or she develops and encourages new programs. If you have questions, suggestions, additional material to share, please connect with Gaujugendvertreterin Diane Meck at firstname.lastname@example.org or @gau_jugend on Twitter and Instagram.
If you are going to be in the 7th-12th grade in the 2017-18 school year, here's a great trip you might want to go on. The trip, from July 11-24, 2018, includes a combination of tourist sites in Bavaria and Tirol and events that are of special interest to Trachtler and Trachtlerinnen such as a Vereinsabend, a trip to Holzhausen, and a Gaufest. The link below takes you to a presentation that includes a one-page summary, a "Bavaria" brochure from the tour company, and a detailed description of the trip, how to enroll, payment plans, lodging, travel arrangements, tour leaders, and so much more. A link to the PowerPoint of the third part of the presentation is shown for those who might want to use it. Any questions should be directed to Diane -- contact info is in the one-page summary. The links let you view on-line, print, or download.
The Gauverband Nordamerika's Gaufest is held biennially in the odd-numbered years. Activities that are designed specifically for the Jugend attending the Gaufest will be highlighted and updated here as information is available.
One responsibility is overseeing the Jugendeinzelplatteln (couples dancing for youth) that has been at every Gaufest since its introduction at the 2001 Gaufest. Children from 6-15 may take part, participating in three age categories. Their performances are critiqued by a panel of judges, offering useful feedback to the young, enthusiastic dancers. In 2011 Jugendeinzelpreisplatteln was added so that youth in the 12-15 year old category could choose to compete against one another.
Youth 6-15 may participate in either Jugendeinzelplatteln, where their performance is critiqued, or Jugendeinzelpreisplatteln, where their competition performance is judged and ranked (ages 12-15 only). The criteria and rules for each have been updated to decisions approved at the 2016 Delegates Meeting and are available with the Preisplatteln Rules under About Us/Bylaws.
The links take you to the Jugendecke article in every issue of the Gauzeitung.