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Scandinavian – Monday Dance | Social Dance

Polska dancers

We specialize in traditional dance and music from Sweden and Norway. We dance every Monday night, unless Monday is a major holiday, or the last two weeks of December. Teaching is from 7:30-8:30 pm followed by open dancing until 10:00 pm. We usually have live music. No partner is necessary. Please bring smooth or leather soled shoes, as this type of dance is not possible otherwise. Cost is $7 per evening.

Our Covid Policy requires full vaccination and at least one booster.  Though we will not require masks, summer dance events have shown that masks significantly decrease the chance of getting Covid.  Many of us will be wearing masks.

                                   PERFECT your PIVOT,  HONE your HAMBO,  SHARPEN your SCHOTTIS !!

Starting September 19, Monday Night Scandinavian Dancing will offer a series of classes focusing on basic Scandinavian couple dance skills and accessible, fun dances. Learn the secrets of maintaining your own balance while connecting with your partner and turning effortlessly. The best part is, Scandinavian couple 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 with Telegangar, a Norwegian walking dance that is reminiscent of country swing in a relaxed tempo, and introduce 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 Swedish polska, stigvals, hambo and Rørospols.  The classes will build on each other, week to week, so it is important to come regularly.  Drop in or occasional attendance will not work at the beginning level.

Contact Information

Contact: 

Nancy Ellinghaus

303-499-7262

nellinghaus7@gmail.com

Oct 2022

Date:
Monday October 3rd 2022
Time:
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Event:
Scandinavian
Cost:
$7
Location:
The Avalon, Sodal Hall
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO United States

Contact:
Nancy Ellinghaus: 303-499-7262 - nellinghaus7@gmail.com

Come dance with us every Monday night (except when Monday falls on or very near a major holiday)!  We teach the first hour, followed by open dancing, usually with live music. No partner is needed, but hard-soled shoes are necessary to facilitate the constant pivoting involved in Polska dancing. This fall we will be starting a new Basics Course for those new to Scandinavian Polska dancing.

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Date:
Monday October 3rd 2022
Time:
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Event:
Scandinavian
Cost:
$7
Location:
The Avalon, Sodal Hall
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO United States

Contact:
Nancy Ellinghaus: 303-499-7262 - nellinghaus7@gmail.com

PERFECT your PIVOT,  HONE your HAMBO,  SHARPEN your SCHOTTIS !! Starting September 19, Monday Night Scandinavian Dancing will offer a series of classes focusing on basic Scandinavian couple dance skills and accessible, fun dances. Learn the secrets of maintaining your own balance while connecting with your partner and turning effortlessly. The best part is, Scandinavian couple 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…

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