The Sacramento Turn Verein Alpentänzer Schuhplattler (STV Alpentänzer) was founded in the early-1970s by Richard Baltz, an international folk dance teacher at American River Community College in Sacramento. In 1978, due to his declining health, Mr. Baltz gave up his position as director to Gary Schultz, who subsequently directed the activities of the group until 2011. Today’s leadership team keeps German folk dancing relevant and innovative with its popular performances—and credits the numerous Austrian and Bavarian dance instructors who have come to conduct dance workshops on folk dances of the Alpine regions.
Seasonally on Thursdays
Sacramento Turn Verein