Welcome to the DAAC Home Page

Have a Nice Summer

DAAC would like to wish you all a Nice Summer
We will be back with new events in the fall

Scandinavian Day Festival - Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Visit us at the 38th 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.
Click here for the Scandinavian Day Festival event flyer.

Annual Golf Outing - Wednesday September 20th, 2017

The Danish American Athletic Club
and the Danish Home of Chicago
would like to invite all to our 17th Annual Golf Outing
Wednesday September 20th, 2017 at 12:00.
We will meet at the Stonewall Orchard Golf Course
Route 60, West of Route 83, South of Route 120
Contact Dan Kjeldbjerg at
(847) 949-6667 for further information
Click here for map
Click here for Event Flier
Click here for Sponsor Form

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

Club Activities

Christmas Party.
Bingo, Gløgg and Æbleskive Parties.
Lego and Hotdog night.
Fastelavn's Party - Click here for information about Fastelavn.
Anniversary Party (with DANIA)
Movie Nights at the Danish Home
Golf Outing
Spring Luncheon. Click here for information.