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The group was established in 1971. At first known as the "Ostdeutche Jugenddanzdeel", and later as the "Danzdeel Salzkotten" the group has made a significant contribution to the cultural life of the town of Salzkotten and the surrounding area. We began with 8 and now have over 100 members dancing in the "Children's", "Teenie", "Oldies" and "Old Friends" groups, as well as our choir which was founded in 2003


Our view is that folk music and dance should't be something that has long been forgotten – and that is what we try to show in what we do. When we dance and make music or do other things together our faces show how much we enjoy our performances (repertoire). Most of our songs and dances have their origin in Pommerania and Westfalen, as does our costume.

As early as 1980 on a course about costumes we found an outfit which reflected our origin - the Jaimund Feast Day costume from Lower Pommerania. Group members and parents used materials hand-woven as described in original documents and produced costumes with finely detailed decoration.

 

Ever present in our performances are the carnival figures. These consist of the "Erbsbär" (straw man), rider of the "Schimmelreiter" (pale horse) and "Schnabbuk" (billed goat) and delight our audiences whenever they see them. These costumes used to be worn to celebrate the passing of winter. We depict this through the so-called "Fasching dance".

 
Making international friends

We aim not just to preserve German traditions. Making friends both with groups in the neighbourhood and also dancers from beyond the borders of Germany is something we have made one of our prime tasks.

In 1982 we became members of CIOFF, an association involved with the organisation and conduct of international folklore and dance festivals.

Through attending numerous international events such as the Wewelsburg International Youth Festival Week we have developed close contact with groups from inter alia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, England, Scotland, Ireland, Latvia and the USA.

Regular travel abroad allows us to build on existing friendships and develop new ones.

For many years we have had a close relationship with the DJO, now known as "Deutsche Jugend in Europa". We have been members ever since our establishment and have enjoyed considerable support from them throughout.


We are also very committed to the "NRW against the Right movement". For this work our group has even been awarded a prize from the Paderborn Youth Support Fund.

Our repertoire

Apart from lots of songs of all kinds of type - presented by our own choir - our repertoire contains among other things the following dances and some dance choreographies of our own creation:

Repertoire Hummelfolge, HAF-Folge, Balladentanzfolge, Paartanzfolge, Rheinländerfolge, Matrosentanz, Horlepiep, Triolett, Sauerländer Nr.4 und Nr.5, Faschingstanz, Schlunz, Bauernhochtied, Berliner Tempo, Maike, Puttjerster, Russenpolka, Schneidertanz, Webertanz, Pippilangstrumpf, Oxstädter Mühle, Mexikanischer Walzer, Familienwalzer, Fröhlicher Kreis, Abendtanz, St. Bernhardswalzer, Blau ja Blau, Bingo, Eldenaer Kegel, Fischeallemande, Tampet, Geestländer Quadrille, Gumbinner, Hamburger Kontra, Heidjer, Hetlinger Bandriler, Holzpuppentanz, Hahn im Korb, Hamburger Matrosenpolka, Kolberger Innungstanz, Letkiss, Mayim, Miserilou, Schlittenfahrt, Schnupftabakspolka, Schwarzerdener, Schweinchen Dick, Sonderburger Doppelachter, Deeper Fischertanz, Holsteiner Dreitour, Durch die Tore, Folge mir, Levi Jackson's, Ostländisches Viergespann, Ostgota, Westgota, Rheinländer, Mühlradel, Müngersdorfer, Nickeltanz, Tupfpolka, Sternpolka, Schwedentanz u.a.

Have we got you interested in folk dance or what we have to offer?

...then just get in touch with us!


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performaces and dates
new photos our guests at the festival week
Festwochengäste
1975
Dublin , Irland
1977
Dublin , Irland
1979
Dublin , Irland
1981
Naharia, Israel
1983
Porto, Portugal
1985 Szeged, Ungarn
1987 Bystrice, Tschechien
1989 Bystrice, Tschechien
1991 Naharia, Israel
1993 Riga, Lettland
1995 Riga, Lettland
1997 Ape, Lettland
1999 Posen, Polen
2001 Salt Lake City, USA
2003 Kourou, Französisch
Guayana
2005
Breslau, Polen
2007
Algerien
2009
Bystrice, Tschechien
2011
Mars Hill, USA
2013
Poznan, Polen
2015
Poznan, Polen
trips abroad
Auslandsfahrten
1977
Irland
1979
Cobh, Irland
1980
Belgien
1980
St. Albans, England
1982
Israel
1982
Belleville, Frankreich
1983
Portugal
1984 Cobh, Irland
1985 Schottland
1986 St. Albans, England
1987 Szeged, Ungarn
1987
Belleville, Frankreich
1988 Bystrice, Tschechien
1989 Szeged, Ungarn
1991 Schottland
1991 Ekeren, Belgien
1991 Bystrice, Tschechien
1992
Belleville, Frankreich
1993
Belleville, Frankreich
1993
Bystrice, Tschechien
1994
Lettland
1995
Polen / Tschechien
1996
Ekeren, Belgien
1997
Schottland
1998
Riga, Lettland
1999
Ranua, Finnland
1999
Bystrice, Tschechien
2000
Szeged, Ungarn
2001
St. Albans, England
2002
St. Albans, England
2003
Bystrice, Tschechien
2004
Spanien
2005
Waynesville, USA
2005
Przemysl, Polen
2005
Bystrice, Tschechien
2007
Bystrice, Tschechien
2007
Olesnica, Polen
2008
Ungarn / Rumänien
2009
Schottland
2009
Poznan,Polen
2010
Terceira, Azoren
2010
Bystrice, Tschechien
2010
Westerlo, Belgien
2011
Artice, Slowenien
2011
Hawick, Schottland
2013
Parsian di Prato, Italien
2014
Bystrice, Tschechien
2014
St. Albans, England
2015
Bystrice, Tschechien
 
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