Scandinavian Day Festival - Sunday, September 11th, 2016
Visit us at the 37th Annual Scandinavian Day Festival at the beautiful Scandinavian Park located along the Fox River in South Elgin.
The tent for various Danish organizations
is located near the Nimbus Club hotdog stand.
Click here for directions and information about the Scandinavian Day Festival.
Annual Golf Outing - Wednesday September 28th, 2016
2016 Dania Society and DAAC Anniversary Dinner
Movie Night - Monday, October 24th, 2016
Borgen is a Danish one-hour political drama television series. It tells the story of charismatic politician Birgitte Nyborg who unexpectedly becomes the first female Prime Minister of Denmark. "Borgen" ("the Castle") is the nickname of Christiansborg Palace, which houses all three of Denmark's branches of government: the Parliament, the Prime Minister's Office and the Supreme Court. The title translates roughly as "The Citadel" or "The Castle".
Introduction to DAAC
The Danish American Athletic Club (DAAC) was founded by a group of Danish immigrants in 1922 and is patterned after similar organizations in Denmark.
The objectives for which the DAAC is originally formed is to act as a center for preserving and uphold Danish culture in America through maintaining classes in the Danish language, gymnastics, folk dance and other cultural subjects as required or needed for the purpose of strengthening the bonds between residents of Danish descent in America. The objective is also to further expand the cultural relations with other Scandinavian ethnic groups in the United States and to act as a source of information in academic studies of the cultural impact of Danish immigration to the United States of America. Any person interested in the "objectives" of the DAAC are eligible for membership, but must be sponsored by a member in good standing.
Currently the DAAC offers Danish language classes, gymnastics classes for children and children's folk dance instruction. All classes meet every Monday night from January through to the Exhibition in April.
Click here for the detailed history about DAAC
or click here for our Current Calendar of Events.
For additional information call our President Dan Kjeldbjerg at (847) 949-6667