GTEV Schlierachtaler Stamm

Welcome to the internet home of the GTEV Schlierachtaler Stamm Inc. - A traditional group of  Bavarian Dancers who perform the Schuhplattler in the New York City metropolitan area since 1928. 

The G.T.E.V Schlierachtaler Stamm is a non-profit cultural arts and educational institution which is primarily supported by donations received from its membership and from corporate and private benefactors. The mission of the G.T.E.V. Schlierachtaler Stamm is to preserve and promote Bavarian Folkloric traditions through Art, Dance, Music, and German Language. Donations are used to support the primary mission and community projects of the organization.

The G.T.E.V. Schlierachtaler Stamm was established during the spring of 1928 in New York City by a group of German immigrants and today remains a non-political, non-religious, and non-discriminatory organization. Every Wednesday at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square, New York, the members of the Schlierachtaler Stamm assemble to uphold their mission and to donate their efforts for the success of our community projects.

Our Mission:

    To provide the Greater New York Metropolitan area with a folkloric dancing troupe that performs the "Schuhplattler." The Schuhplattler is a common folkloric dance native of Bavaria, which includes artistic dances performed in traditional costumes to instrumental native folk music, which has its origins dated back to the mid-1880's;
 Workshops, training, and learning sessions are frequently held for the Schuhplattler;
 Provide workshops, training, and concerts for traditional German/Bavarian instrumental    music;
 Develop and increase awareness at dance exhibitions; and
 Demonstrate performances for fund raising purposes.

Our 2016 Officers:

President: Michael Mattern

Vice President: Marlene Schroeter

Treasurer: Scott Sutter

Financial Secretary: Barbara Woltmann

Recording Secretary: Robert Hugel

Corresponding Secretary: Debby Iadevaio

Vorplattler: Erik Hugel 

2nd Vorplattler: Gerard Hugel

Vortanzerin: Jutta Hugel 

2nd Vortanzerin: Betty Plavnicky

Trachtenmutter: Jutta Hugel

2nd Trachtenmutter: Kristine Simonsen

 Auditor (1): Gus Sengenberger (2): Gunther Harter (3): Carl Simonsen

Trustee (1): Max Kramer  (2): Cibilho Fetzer

Forever in our hearts

If you would like to help memorialize Marie and Jerry's legacy please donate in their memory to the "Gauverband Nordamerika" for use at the Trachtenkulturzentrum located in Holzhausen Bavaria. Please forward a check payable to the Gauverband and forward to Gaukassier John Blank 590 Centerville Rd. #332, Lancaster PA 17601. The Gauverband will collect these donations and forward to the Trachtenkulturzentrum in the Hugels' name. Thank You

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