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NOTE: Articles and photos from several of our bi-annual trips to Bavaria are on the Travels page.
Performance at Karsten's school in 2009.
Carolyn and Roger compete in Einzelplattling at the Toledo Gaufest in 2009.
Carolyn and Roger win first place in Einzelplattling in their age category in 2009.
Leavenworth Autumn Leaf parade 2009
Finsterauer in Leavenworth; Bob Brugger's first performance with Enzian, 2009.
Performing the Bankltanz (bench dance) in Leavenworth, 2009.
Kreuz König in Leavenworth 2009
Leavenworth Autumn Leaf festival - Enzian group photo 2009
Dreisteirer (Margaret, Carolyn, Richard) at the Lynnwood Senior Center - 2009
Enzian at the Mariner's game in Safeco Field on October 1, 2009
Bauerntanz at Safeco Field
Michael von Cappeln plays the alphorn at Safeco Field.
Chris Barnes wows the Mariners as he plays the buttonbox accordian at Safeco Field.
The Mühlradl got a lot of airtime on the TV pregame and postgame shows.
Kathy and Roger ham it up at Safeco Field.
Chris plays for us at an Oktoberfest on Whidbey Island.
The guys are looking good in the Ambosspolka at the Lopez Island Oktoberfest.
Enzian dances for the Lopez Island Oktoberfest.
Enzian Schuhplattler on Lopez Island
Enzian performs at the Lopez Island Oktoberfest.
Steiregger at the first annual Enumclaw Oktoberfest - 2009.
Enumclaw Oktoberfest - the Steirer
Spinning in Puyallup at Oktoberfest NW 2009
Knappentanz - Puyallup - Oktoberfest NW 2009
Enzian dances at Oktoberfest NW in Puyallup in 2009
Oktoberfest NW 2008 in Puyallup, WA. (Photo by Trina Murphy.)
Trina, Roland, and Kathy in our Ehrentanz (the Dreisteirer) at Gaufest 21 in Hershey, PA, 2007.
Roger, Carolyn, and Emily (a friend from Portland) in our Ehrentanz (the Dreisteirer) at Gaufest 21 in Hershey, PA, 2007.
Kathy Bruni (red skirt, in front) was honored to be Tony Auer's partner in the Ehrentanz performed by German Trachtler at Gaufest 21 in Hershey, PA, 2007.
Enzian group photo, taken by Gary Stebbins, March 17, 2007
Tumwater Heritage Festival, 2006
Oktoberfest NW in Puyallup, 2006
Bankltanz, Oktoberfest NW 2006
Holzhacker, Oktoberfest NW, Puyallup 2006
Michael Normand in Knappentanz, Oktoberfest NW 2006
Linda Dambacher and Richard Smethurst at the Oaks Park Oktoberfest, September 2006
Kurt & Jenny Graupensperger dance Bavarian Lšndler at the Oaks Park Oktoberfest in Portland, 2006
The ladies dance the Dirndlradl, Portland, 2006
Steirer, Oaks Park Oktoberfest, Portland 2006
Michi plays the wooden spoons at Lake Wenatchee State Park
Benjamin and Joseph practice the art of the double-decker plattler
Group photo at Illerbeuren farmhouse museum in Bavaria
Wagon ride in Hofstetten, 2006
The Sterntanz (star dance) at Leavenworth Maifest, May 2006
Michael Normand at Leavenworth Maifest, May 2006
Roland and Brittany at Leavenworth Maifest, May 2006
Brittany and Trina with Roger and John doing the Kreuz König at Leavenworth Maifest, May 2006
Doing the Dirndlradl at Leavenworth Maifest, May 2006
Lena and Marissa at the Austria Club Maifest, May 2006
Roger and Chloe at the Austria Club Maifest, May 2006
Michael and Kurt at the Austria Club Maifest, May 2006
Chris and Michi play for our performance at the Austria Club Maifest, May 2006
Kids from the EGLS dance class perform with teachers Roger and Kathy, May 2006
Michael, Marissa, and Keith have their picture taken with Roger and Kathy after their first performance, May 2006
Kathy gets an award from the Ethnic Heritage Council, April 2006
Enzian performs at Microsoft, 2005
The Microsoft team got in the act by playing spoons, 2005
At the Tacoma Yacht Club Oktoberfest in 2005, the Dreisteirer gives Richard and Jenny a chance to flirt, but Carolyn doesn't look happy!
Our newest member, Michael Cole, "wow"-ed the folks at the Tacoma Yacht Club with his Alphorn playing
Dancing the Reit-im-Winkler at Oktoberfest NW 2005
Oktoberfest NW 2005: the Mühlradl
Oktoberfest NW 2005: getting the kids involved
Enzian walking in the Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival 2005 parade
The first-ever Enzian performance of Dirndlradl, an all-women's dance, 2005
Enzian performing the Mühlradl (Miller's Dance), Autumn Leaf Festival 2005
Rick playing the spoons at Lake Wenatchee State Park, 2005
Roger playing alphorn at Lake Wenatchee State Park, 2005
Our junior members performing the Reit-im-Winkler, 2005
The Dreisteirer provides lots of twisting and turning fun, 2005
Sharpening the axes in Holzhacker, so the guys can finish chopping, 2005
Kathy presents Carolyn with a gift for her many contributions to Enzian Schuhplattler, 2005.
Everyone was invited to participate in the MassenplattlerHaushamer, 2005.
The Enzian junior members did an Ehrentanz by themselves for the first time at Enzian's 40th Jubiläumsfest, June 12, 2005
Enzian Schuhplattler at the 20th Gaufest in Buffalo, NY, 2005
Enzian junior members with their Einzelplattling certificates at the 20th Gaufest, 2005
Karl Reutter and Brittany Dunlap in Einzelplattling at the 20th Gaufest in Buffalo, 2005
Roger and Rick fight over Kathy in the Watschenplattler (Hermiston, OR, 2004)
Do these two look like twins? (Hermiston, OR, 2004)
Mary and Richard got married in Leavenworth on October 2, 2004!
Roger played the alphorn to start off Mary & Richard's wedding, Leavenworth, WA (October 2004)
Anna-Lena's first performance, in Leavenworth, Oktoberfest 2004
Wendy's first performance, in Leavenworth, Oktoberfest 2004
Roger with the Teufelsgeige in 2004 (Uderns, Austria)
Enzian Schuhplattler at the Huosigaufest in Peissenburg in 2004 (Germany)
Enzian Schuhplattler with the Schuhplattlergruppe Villnöss with the Dolomite Mountains in the background (Italy, 2004)
Plattlerprobe at Hofstetten, 2004 (Germany)
Group photo, Leavenworth Maifest 2004
Sterntanz, Leavenworth Maifest, 2004
Bandltanz, Leavenworth Maifest, 2004
Dreisteirer (Alan, Erika, Jenny), Leavenworth Maifest, 2004
Group bows, Leavenworth Maifest, 2004
Vancouver, B.C. Schuhplattlerfest, 2004 - combined groups, Festabend, March 27
Vancouver, B.C. Schuhplattlerfest, 2004 - combined groups, Saturday, March 27
Vancouver, B.C. Schuhplattlerfest, 2004 - Enzian Schuhplattler, Seattle, performs the Ammerseer
Vancouver, B.C. Schuhplattlerfest, 2004 - Enzian Schuhplattler, Seattle, marches off stage
Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival, 2003 - Andorfer
Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival, 2003 - Auerhahn
Britta and Stephanie, Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival, 2003
Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival, 2003 - Dätscher
Carolyn and Kurt, 2003 - Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival
John and Britta, 2003 - Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival
Margaret and Mark, Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival, 2003
Holzhacker - Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival, 2003
Karsten and Stephanie, Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival, 2003
Enzian Schuhplattler in the Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival parade, 2003
Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival, 2003 - Sterntanz
Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival, 2003 - Untersteirer
Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival, 2003 - Group photo
Trachtenfest in San Francisco, 2003
San Francisco Trachtenfest, 2003 - Carolyn, Rick, Carolyn's mother
Enzian Schuhplattler at the North American Federation of German Folk Dance Groups workshop in Walla Walla, 2003
Enzian relaxes after our Celebrate B.C. performance, 2003
Enzian Schuhplattler at the Celebrate B.C. Festival, August 2003
Enzian performing at Celebrate B.C., 2003
Enzian Schuhplattler at the 2003 Gaufest
Enzian performs the Gamssprung at the Gaufest in Philadelphia, May 2003
Roger, Richard, John, and Mario performing the Knappentanz, Crossroads Mall, Spring 2003
Mark and Mariana, Mario and Erika, in the Stern Polka, February 2003
Karl and Mandee, February 2003
Enzian Schuhplattler at the Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival, September 2002
Mary Pearse & Carolyn Marquardt working at the German booth at Cultural Crossroads, Crossroads Mall, Bellevue, WA
Margaret Reutter & Trina Murphy at the Steilacoom Oktoberfest, November 2002
Two of our youngest members, Karl and Christoph, practice their plattling, May 2002
Dancing in Leavenworth, May 2002
Enzian Schuhplattler at Leavenworth Maifest, May 2002
John, Mario, Roger, and Richard perform the Knappentanz, Oktober 2001
Our dance class from the Eastside German Language School, Christmas 2001
Roger with our new Alphorn, December 2001
Enzian Schuhplattler in Leavenworth, September 2001
The Sterntanz (photo 1)
The Sterntanz (photo 2)
The Sterntanz (photo 3)
The Sterntanz (photo 4)
Enzian Schuhplattler in Kimberley, B.C., September 2001
Enzian Schuhplattler women (and musician) in Kimberley, B.C., September 2001
Enzian Schuhplattler men in Kimberley, B.C., September 2001
Chris serenades Carolyn
Enzian Schuhplattler members with Paul St. Jean (Ottawa), who played for our Ehrentanz at the Gaufest 2001
Enzian Schuhplattler members with the WeitPreis trophy and plaque
Enzian Schuhplattler members (and friends) at the Gaufest 2001
Enzian Schuhplattler after our performance at the SeaTac International Festival (June 2001)
Enzian Schuhplattler's Club Banner, with Roger Mowery (Vorplattler) and Kathy Bruni (Vortänzerin)
The Maypole Dance (Bandltanz) (May 2001)
Doing the Amboss Plattler at the Eastside German Language School
The men in mid-jump during the Bankltanz (March 2001)
Performing the Bankltanz at Southcenter Mall (March 2001)
The Amboss Plattler (a men-only dance) during our performance at the Seattle Folk Dance Festival (March 2001)
The Amboss Plattler is a men's dance that emulates the sound of a blacksmith's anvil.
The Mühlradl (the millers' dance) simulates the workings of a gristmill.
Two women have to share one man in the Dreisteirer (Leavenworth, 2000).
Dancing around the Maypole (Leavenworth, 2000).
The Watschenplattler demonstrates two men fighting over the same woman.
We end most of our dances with the men on one kneethe women like it that way!
Enzian Schuhplattler performing at the International Folk Dance Festival in Leavenworth, WA, June 1999.
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