Welcome to the DAAC Home Page

Upcoming Events:

Fastelavn 2016

DAAC would like to invite all to our annual Fastelavn's party on Sunday February 7, 2016 at The Knights of Columbus in Arlington Heights from 1:30PM to 4:00PM. Click here for directions
Click here for printable invitation
We will be making Fastelavns Ris, having a costume parade (we will judge and find the best costume), 'Slå Katten af Tønden' (we have REAL barrels imported from Denmark again this year!).
Fastelavns boller, Coffee and Juice will be served.
Click here for additional information about the Fastelavn tradition.
Please RSVP to Dorte at (847) 772 1662 by February 20, 2016
Or email her at dorte.strobel@culturalcare.com

Monday, February 22th, 2016 - Movie Night

popcorn DAAC would like to invite all to our
monthly movie night
Monday, February 22th, 2016 at 7:00pm.
We will meet at the Danish Home
5656 N. Newcastle Av., Chicago, IL 60631

The featured film is:
Borgen Episode 15 and 16

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".

Click here for Current Calendar of Events

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

Spring Luncheon
Talent Show for children
Christmas Party.
Bingo, Gløgg and Æbleskive Parties.
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.

or click here for our Current Calendar of Events.

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