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.
Click here for the detailed history about DAAC.
Click here for historical DAAC pictures..
Currently DAAC offers a variety of events throughout the year as shown under 'Club Activities'

Club Activities

Christmas Party.
Bingo, Gløgg and Æbleskive Parties - Click here for Flyer.
Fastelavn's Party - Click here for information about Fastelavn. - Click here for Flyer.
Anniversary Luncheon (with DANIA) Click here for Flyer.
Movie Nights at the Danish Home
Golf Outing
Spring Luncheon. Click here for information. - Click here for Flyer.
Check below for our upcoming events and messages

Calendar / Membership

Click here for our 2018 / 2019 Calendar of Events.
Click here for membership application.
For additional information call our President
Dan Kjeldbjerg at (847) 949-6667

Movie Night - Monday, October 29, 2018 at 6:30pm

popcorn DAAC would like to invite all to our next monthly movie night
Monday, October 29, 2018 at 6:30pm.
We will meet at the Danish Home
5656 N. Newcastle Av., Chicago, IL 60631

Click here for directions.
The featured film is:


Denmark, 1961. Bjørn, a middle-class boy in his early teens, wants to be accepted by Steen, a bullying peer of his with wealthy but freezingly cold parents. Bjørn's other good friend is Mulle, a cheerful and more childish working-class boy. All three seem friends at first, but gradually Steen starts pushing Mulle away while pulling the impressionable Bjørn with him towards more and more tragic violent behavior, fueled by frustration over his loveless home life.