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.

Club Activities

2022 Movie Nights at the Danish Home Starting again on 9/26/2022 at 6:30pm.
2023 Spring Luncheon
April 15, 2022 at 12:30pm
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Click here for directions to Al's Café & Creamery
2022 Golf Outing Date to be announced
Click here Pictures from the 2020 DAAC and Danish Home Golf Outing

Movie Night - Monday, April 3, 2023 at 6:30pm

DAAC would like to invite all to our next movie night
LocationThe Danish Home of Chicago
5656 N. Newcastle Av.
Chicago, IL 60631
DateMonday, April 3, 2023
An Evening with Victor Borge
Between 1850 and 1920, appoximately 300,000 Danes immigrated to America to start new lives. Some of them dreamt of a new beginning with freedom, wealth and happiness. Others fled from unhappy events or a past with crime. These three documentaries tell some of those stories.

Movies should make you feel something...this film delivers. Gospel music can be life changing...and in Hannah's case, it was. You will fall in love with the characters as they fell in love with each other. At times, a bit unrealistic, but, hey, it's a film of fiction. On the other hand, that gospel music gets us every time.

Calendar / Membership

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Click here for our 2022 / 2023 Calendar of Events Click here for Membership Application For additional information call our President
Dan Kjeldbjerg at (847) 949-6667