Bavarian dancers Munich Berlin Germany | Schuhplattler

Bavarian dancers are often booked for events in Germany (Munich, Berlin etc.). International guests love to see the world famous “Schuhplattler” that can be described as a knee dance or lap dance, a traditional German folk dance from Bavaria (southern Germany) and Tyrol (western Austria). But not only in Bavaria and Tyrol people like Bavarian dancers, there are groups all over the world, for example the Bavarian folk dancers Schlierachtaler ( in New York city. Here in Germany Bavarian folk dance is mostly popular in the Alps where international tourists enjoy the traditional dance in lederhosen. On the other hand there are many corporate events all over Munich during fairs like BAUMA and others. Companies from India, China or the USA book Bavarian dancers for a performance at their stand or their corporate dinner in places like the Augustinerkeller, Hofbraukeller etc. 

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Bavarian dancers for hire in Munich and Berlin (©

What does schuhplattler mean in English?

“In this dance, the performers stomp, clap and strike the soles of their shoes (Schuhe), thighs and knees with their hands held flat (platt).” – Wikipedia

Bavarian dancing for hire

The Schuhplattler is the most popular form of Bavarian dancing. It is big fun, especially when you suffer high blood pressure. Be sure to try to dance a Schuhplattler when you are in Germany. In Munich there are public events with Bavarian dancing where you can join the locals, check it out, it is big fun, and don’t have too much beer, schnitzel and bretzel before you enter the dance floor.

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Bavarian dancing: the Bergvagabunden Schuhplattler at the Hofbraukeller in Muncih (©

Dancers for hire

If people talk about German dance, they usually mean folk dance from the south east of Germany – the Bavarian Schuhplattler. Most of the German folk dancers perform during corporate events at venues in Munich, e.g. hotel Bayerischer Hof or at Hofbrauhaus (if you want to know more about venues in Munich just have a quick look at the site about the 10 best corporate event venues in Munich). Maybe you want to hire dancers, bands and musicians for a reception in Munich Frankfurt Dusseldorf? And have you ever thought about a stein holding competition or an alphorn player?

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