The STV Alpentänzer Schuhplattler perform traditional Austrian and Bavarian folk dances throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada to the accompaniment of our own live band, the Alpentanzkapelle. If you would like our troupe to add entertainment, fun, and authenticity to your Oktoberfest or other cultural event, please read on for details and contact us for additional information.
A typical performance includes the following:
Eight to ten dancers and eight to ten musicians performing traditional Austrian and Bavarian folk dances for about one hour, including an audience participation walking dance.
All of our performers wear authentic Tracht (traditional Alpine-style clothing).
We bring, set up, and operate our own sound system and props.
For the safety of our dancers we require a comfortable dance surface. Our dancers prefer parquet flooring or portable dance floors, but linoleum and smooth polished concrete surfaces are also acceptable.
Our fee for a typical performance in the Greater Sacramento area is $750 (Please inquire about a reduced fee for events that benefit not-for-profit organizations.) plus food and drink for the performers where possible. We offer discounts to organizations who are booking multiple performances during the same Oktoberfest season.
If you are planning a multi-hour event that would include multiple dance sets, please contact us for details.
The Alpentanzkapelle is available to play up to two additional hours of Old World waltzes and polkas for $250/hour.
Please use the Contact us page to inquire about booking your event. For Oktoberfest season bookings (September and October) we highly recommend that you contact us by no later than the end of January.