Considered the forerunner of all the Middlebury Language Schools in 1915, the German School established its home in Bristol, Vermont and flourished under the direction of the dynamic Ernst Feise throughout the 1930s and 1940s. The seven-week program strove for students to live and work in an atmosphere as distinctly German as if they were traveling in Germany. Integral to that goal was learning to perform dances native to German culture, wearing native German dress.
We love the people watching from the bushes!
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This is a clip from original 16mm films in the Middlebury College Archives.