Students Spend Germanic Evening at Liederkranz

Posted on November 24, 2010 by

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Guten Tag! German-lovers from FAHS recently had a chance to go on an “Evening of German” held at the Reading Liederkranz on November 17th. Other schools also made an appearance to witness the festivities.

Herr Rudy, current German teacher and German club advisor for FAHS, stated, “This is my third year we have gone since I have been here. I know that students from Fleetwood also went in past years before that.”

Rudy continued, “Many things about the Evening of German at the Liederkranz are always great: the food, the culture, the dancing. They always find a way to make it better each year.”

There was a wide selection of food there, and all was delicious: bratwurst, schweineschnitzel, spätzle, goulash, potato salad, sauerkraut, red cabbage, and apple cake. There were also edible souvenirs such as chocolates and other candies common to Germany.

Besides the food, dancing was another activity that everyone enjoyed, whether they were merely spectating or else busting some German moves of their own.  The very last and most exciting dance was the Fliegertanz. It is a German version of a line dance (like the chicken dance) that consists of various movements that anyone can undertake without rehearsal.

Said sophomore Piper O’Keefe, “The dance at the end was my favorite part!”

All in all, each student seemed to enjoy himself.  On the bus ride home, many sang various  German tunes as well.

If you would like to be a part of this field trip next year, see Herr Rudy for information.

Auf Wiedersehen!

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