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Carpathia Dance Group

Carpathia Dance Group, also called the Carpathia Youth Group, dances locally yet makes friends around the world. For junior high, high school and college ages, the group starts with dance but, through events and experiences, it is so much more.


We are a 100% volunteer run group. We keep the traditions of German, Austrian and Donauschwaben folk dance. But more, we also see the importance of sharing a sense of community and connection for young people. 

RSVP is helpful but not required. Feel free to drop in!

Sunday, May 5th - FREE German folkdance workshop for Jr. High, High School and College ages.


It's a one day workshop, open to the public, everyone there is new and learning so it's the perfect time to try it out. Dress casually. Questions? Contact Monica at or 586-703-6358 for more info. We hope to see you there!


Special thanks to the Historic Packard Proving Grounds for an incredible venue! 

Packard Proving Grounds Historic Site is located on the West Side of Van Dyke Road, between 22 and 23 Mile Roads, 49965 Van Dyke Road, Shelby Township 48317

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Carpathia Dance Group is a youth group, so the dances are energetic and fun!  There's no experience necessary - you'll be surprised how quickly you'll learn. 


Practices, performances, road trips, ski trips, camping weekends and more - Ask former youth group dancers to share their stories, but know you'll make your own. This is a place for lifelong friendships.

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Dancers choose dances

Our dance group has instructors and guest instructors ready to teach what we want to learn. Everyone has seen Bavarian Schuplattler - let's try it!  Or there's an elegant Austrian "Sound of Music" Ländler - we can learn that, too. We are a dancer guided group.

Events:  Annual Kings Ball

With historical costuming streaming everywhere, our royal evening fits right in!  At the annual Kings Ball, or "Königsball," the performance is elegant, the evening is semi-formal, and the whole night is fun!


Travel Opportunites

Carpathia Dance Group has friendships with groups across the USA and Canada. Always optional but happily offered, there are many opportunities to travel or host. The biggest is the national dance meet, called "Treffen." It is an annual event hosted by a different city each year. There are opportunities to dance in Germany and Austria, too!


The group practices most Sundays from 6PM - 7:30PM at Packard Proving Grounds in Shelby Township. It's a relaxed practice that's fun. Dress casually and be comfortable. Any questions? Contact Reese at or Monica at 586-703-6358

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