Die Alpenspatzen (The
Alpine Sparrows) is the children’s folk dance group started
by the Bavarian Schuhplattlers in September 2000. Under the instruction
of Bernd Kallenbach, this group of children ages 8 to 13 has learned
several traditional folk dances and has performed at the German-Canadian
Cultural Centre Oktoberfests since 2000 as well as the HEIMATABEND of the Bavarian Schuhplattlers. The Alpenspatze also perform for seniors, at schools and together with the Bavarian Schuhplattlers at festivals like the Heritage Festival and German Days.
The Alpenspatzen together with the Bavarian Schuhplattlers organize the DANCE DAZE family
events at the German Canadian Cultural Centre in an effort to attract younger people to the German Club.
The Alpenspatzen practice every Thursday in the German Canadian Cultural Centre from 6:45 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. We are always looking for new members. The costumes are provided by the group.
Alpenspatzen at German Days 2004
Alpenspatzen support GCAA Seniorsafternoon 2005
Alpenspatzen perform at Heimatabend 2005
Alpenspatzen at Heritage Festival 2004