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.