TSV is a non-political, non-profit cultural heritage preservation society, dedicated to upholding the traditions, customs, and historical dances and native costumes of the Oberallgäu region of southwestern Bavaria. Our club membership is composed completely of volunteers.
We have two types of membership in our club. Performing members who are interested in performing Schuhplattlers, Ländlers, and other folkdances.
The second type is a Supporting Member. Supporting Members participate by going to and enjoying club events and performances or lending their talents such as sewing, photography, etc. They also help at club sponsored festivals and events.
The only requirement to be a Member of the club is to have a love of German culture and enjoy having fun!
Who We Are
Our club is a Member Verein of the Gauverband Nordamerika, an umbrella organization comprised of over 80 Schuhplattler Vereine in the United States and Canada. In order to be a member of the "Gau", the Verein must determine which region of Bavaria it will represent. The Gauverband Nordamerika Inc. is an organization founded in 1965 for the purpose of promoting Bavarian and Tyrolean folk dancing, costumes, customs and culture and establishing mutual fellowship. Our Verein was established in 1979.
The Texanischer Schuhplattler Verein was originally known as the Dallas Frohsinn Schuhplattler, organized in 1977 and founded in 1979. We are the oldest German dance club in Dallas. Our parent organization, the Dallas Frohsinn, was founded in Dallas on March 23, 1877. The Texanischer Schuhplattler Verein and the Dallas Frohsinn proudly recognize and maintain our common history.
A recent article about one of the types of dances that we perform, schuplattler.
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