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 PartyClick here for Flyer
Anniversary Luncheon (with DANIA)Click here for Flyer
Movie Nights at the Danish HomeClick here for Calendar with Movie Dates
Check below for our upcoming events and messages

Calendar / Membership

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

Fastelavn - Sunday, February 23, 2020

DAAC would like to invite all to our annual Fastelavn's party on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at The Knights of Columbus in Arlington Heights from 2:00PM to 5:00PM.
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.

Movie Night - Monday, Jauary 27, 2020 at 6:30pm

Due To Bad Weather We Have Changed The Date To:
Monday, February 4, 2019
DAAC would like to invite all to our next movie night
NOTE: This is the last movie night until we start again in the fall
Location The Danish Home of Chicago
5656 N. Newcastle Av., Chicago, IL 60631
DateMonday, January 27, 2020
TV Series - Season 3:
Badehotellet (The Beach Hotel)
Episodes 17 and 18
Badehotellet is the story about the guests and staff at a beach hotel by the North Sea sand dunes. At the heart of the story is the lives of three young people, the chambermaid Fie, the merchant's daughter Amanda, and the local fisherman Morten. Their fates are intertwined, and their stories are about emancipating themselves from the plans other people have made on their behalf, the attempts on social ascent, and about losing and finding oneself on the way. The series is inspired by the way of life at the many seaside hotels of the past, and reflects our own time with its mixture of financial crisis, denial, and dreams of happiness. The story takes place in the years 1928-33 where the world is falling apart. The characters will go through tears and laughter in the captivating journey that takes place as times change from optimism to crisis. It's a multi-plot-series that dynamically shifts between upstairs and downstairs, and between seriousness and humour.