Folk Groups

Learn about and celebrate German culture

Folk Groups at the Saxonia Hall are free to all active members. New members are always welcome. Check out our current offering of groups and registration details below. If you have an idea for a new folk group, contact one of our board members to get started!

Kids' Folk Nights

Ages 4-11 | Tuesdays 6-7:00pm | June 4 to July 9, 2024

Learn about German culture and language through food, folk dance, music, crafts, and word games.  Opportunity to perform at the annual North American Heimattag "Homeland Day" in Kitchener, Ontario on Saturday July 13, 2024. Registration open now! Click here to register.

Youth Folk Dance Group

Ages 11-20 | Tuesdays 7-8:00pm

Celebrate German traditions through dance and practice for performance opportunities in Aylmer, Kitchener, London, and in the USA. Costumes are provided. Youth Group members also take part in group activities like canoeing, camping, and outdoor movie nights. They can apply to participate as hosts and/or guests with summer exchanges between Germany, Austria, Romania, and the USA.  No previous experience is necessary.

Adult Folk Dance Group

Ages 21+ | Tuesdays 8-9:00pm

Folk dance for everyone: Take some time out of your weekly schedule to learn basic steps of German and Transylvanian Saxon folk dance. You'll become comfortable with the movements and enjoy the music and social interaction from the moment you step on the dance floor. No experience required; optional performance and travel/hosting opportunities.

Coffee & Cards Group

All Ages | Call the Saxonia Hall for dates/times

Hang out, catch up with or make new friends, play cards or other games (such as Bingo, Trivia), watch movies, and enjoy an afternoon coffee or tea. Participants can come as often as they like and do not need to plan to stay the full 3 hours each week.