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Scandinavian Dance Basics Class
May 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Monday, repeating until June 10, 2019
Scandinavian Monday Dance will offer a series of classes focusing on basic Scandinavian dance skills and accessible, fun dances. Learn the secrets of maintaining your own balance while connecting with your partner and turning effortlessly. An added benefit is Scandinavian dance skills transfer to most other couple dance forms, so you will not only be learning new dances, you will be enhancing the ones you already know! We will begin by introducing pivots, one of the basic building blocks of Scandinavian turning dances. Pivots are also very useful in waltz and other couple dances. In the following weeks we will add schottis, basic polska, stigvals, Hambo and Rørospols. The classes will build on each other, week to week, so it is necessary to come regularly. There is no need to bring a partner, as we change partners often, but do bring hard soled shoes because turning dances are not possible with grippy soles. We usually have live music on fiddle, nyckelharpa and button accordion. Teaching is from 7:30 pm to 8:30 followed by open dancing until 10 pm.