Enzian Schuhplattler

Based in Kirkland WA



Enzian Schuhplattler was founded in 1965 by German and Austrian immigrants in Seattle, Washington (USA). Enzian Schuhplattler is a member of the Gauverband Nordamerika, an international federation of Schuhplattler clubs dedicated to the preservation of Bavarian and Tirolean folk dancing, costumes, customs, culture, and fellowship.

Enzian Schuhplattler has performed at a variety of events around the Pacific Northwest, including the Northwest Folklife Festival; Leavenworth's Maifest, Autumn Leaf Festival, and Oktoberfest; the Oktoberfest Northwest at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup; the World Expos in Spokane, Washington, and Vancouver, B.C., and a multitude of other regional events.

If you are interested in having Enzian perform at your event, please understand that we must have a large, level, unobstructed, wood dance surface.

We have both adults and children dancing with us, and many in the group speak at least some German, although our practices are conducted primarily in English. We practice at the German Haus and are members of the German Heritage Society.