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 DAAC offers a variety of events throughout the year as shown under 'Club Activities'

Club Activities

Bingo, Gløgg and Æbleskive PartiesClick here for Flyer
Anniversary Luncheon (with DANIA)Click here for Flyer
Movie Nights at the Danish HomeClick here for Calendar with Movie Dates
Golf Outing
Check below for our upcoming events and messages

Movie Night - Monday, November 26, 2018 at 6:30pm

DAAC would like to invite all to our next monthly movie night

Location The Danish Home of Chicago
5656 N. Newcastle Av., Chicago, IL 60631
DateMonday, November 26, 2018
Twist and Shout" is a Danish film that takes place just at the moment when the Beatles became an overnight sensation all over the world. In the tacky little village hall of a small Danish city, a quartet of would-be Beatle look-alikes sing songs they have learned from records.
And in the men's room, the boys pause before the mirrors, torn between their elaborate ducktails and the shaggy new Beatles look.
We know what will happen next. The eyes of a boy and a girl will meet across the dance floor, and there will be instant love. But "Twist and Shout," which is one of the most popular film in the history of Denmark, isn't simply a teenage love story; it's much deeper and more serious than that.

Calendar / Membership

For additional information call our President
Dan Kjeldbjerg at (847) 949-6667

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - Annual Christmas Party

Christmas is around the corner and once again we are having our traditional Danish Christmas party.

Location Knights of Columbus
15 N Hickory
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Date Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time 6.00pm - Cocktails
7:00pm - Dinner
RSVP by December 20, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018 - Annual Christmas Bingo

We are having our 7th annual Christmas Bingo party.
We will serve æbleskiver and gløgg and we will have some fabulous bingo prizes

Location Knights of Columbus
15 N Hickory
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Date Monday, December 10, 2018
Time 7:00pm
The event is FREE for members