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Volkstänze Taught at Gaufest Available Online

Aug. 4 Update:  Links to videos are now included under the Dance tab on the Gauverband website.           At the 2022 Gaufest, Donald LaCourse of SG Edelweiss St. Paul, taught a workshop consisting of three Volkstänze. The workshop was based on the dances choreographed by Ingeborg Heinrichsen. She developed more than 40 dances to old and new folk music pieces.

Gauzeitung Deadline: August 10

The deadline for the August issue of the Gauzeitung is August 10.  Send your articles and photos to  This issue will cover the Gauverband & Verein events that have happened from March - July, including the Gaufest.  It should be a terrific issue with lots of wonderful pictures.

2022 Gaufest Preisplatteln Results

Congratulations to all the participants in Gruppen- and Einzelplatteln! Below are the top three results of each age category as well as the top five for Gruppen. CLICK HERE to see the rankings of all participants in each category..


Wanted: High School & College Grad Announcements

High School and Post Secondary Graduation time of year!

Kinder & Jugend Activities at the Gaufest

Are you attending the “Down the Shore” Gaufest?

I have been busy with the Edelweiss Passaic Hosts in planning several activities for the Jugend and the Jugend leaders who will be attending the Gaufest.

If you are checking in to the Gaufest on Thursday (or before) and you plan to visit the Biergarten, but you do not know where your “under 21 years olds” can go? We will have a place for them in the “Kinderzimmer”.  It will be a great place for them to come and meet others as the weekend gets started!

Workshop: Oberbayrischer Schuhplattler -- Don't Miss It!

Bob Donnelly Jr. of Edelweiss Passaic will be presenting one of the workshops at this year's Gaufest discussing a valuable resource. A 1925 book by Hans Flemming provides descriptions of 25 Schuhplattlers, Ländlers, and figure dances. In addition, it provides descriptions of basic Schuhplattler components, definitions of terms, and how to do various portions of the dance. As its copyright has expired, it is now possible to re-publish this hard to find book.


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