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Skandia Folkdance Society offers different levels of folkdance classes plus special dances and workshops.

 

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SCANDINAVIAN BASICS:

Dates and teachers:

No classes currently scheduled
(See Dance workshops and practices below)


 

 

Cost:
Skandia members - $48 for the series. Non-members - $55 for the series.
Skandia members may drop-in to individual classes for $10. Package pricing only for nonmembers.

Skandia members who have attended a year of Basics classes, or have obtained instructor's permission, may attend Basics class on a single session fee basis.  Members should contact teachers beforehand, so that teachers can plan accordingly.  

The following exceptions may be made:
1. A new dancer may attend the first session of a six-week series on a trial basis, paying the appropriate fee. 

2. Experienced dancers from out of the area may attend a Basics class on a per-session basis, paying the appropriate fee, with instructor's approval.

For more information, please contact: frankbrownjr@hotmail.com.

(information on dance shoes)

Driving Directions for dance classes:
Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle: from 1-5 northbound or southbound, take exit 172 (N. 85th St./Aurora Ave.); drive west on N. 85th about a mile; turn south onto Greenwood and go south 1 mile; turn left at 67th (where Greenwood doglegs east and becomes Phinney).


BEYOND BASICS:

Dates and teachers:

No classes currently scheduled

 

 


Driving Directions for dance classes:
Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle: from 1-5 northbound or southbound, take exit 172 (N. 85th St./Aurora Ave.); drive west on N. 85th about a mile; turn south onto Greenwood and go south 1 mile; turn left at 67th (where Greenwood doglegs east and becomes Phinney).

Price for the series: $40; nonmembers, $48.

(information on dance shoes)


 

BEST RESULTS ARE OBTAINED WHEN THE STUDENT ATTENDS EVERY LESSON OF THE SERIES


Skandia membership is no longer required, but there is a lower price for Skandia members. Skandia membership also brings with it reduced admission fees to all Skandia regular events and a monthly newsletter to keep you informed of both regular and special events.

Come with or without a partner.

For additional information, please call the Skandia Folkdance Society hotline, (425) 954-5262.

Glossary of Terms for traditional Nordic dances.


Dance Workshops and Practices

Summer Dance Practice Sessions
Come dance and keep your dance skills fresh during the summer. Four Wednesday evening 'Dance practice sessions' are scheduled at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, from 7:30-9:00pm on the following Wednesdays:
· July 8th
· July 22nd
· August 12th
· August 26th
A dance instructor will lead the sessions to remind participants of dances taught in the September to June Basics series, such as snoa, schottis, waltz, Binsjö polska, and others. We will be upstairs in Room #7 in the upper building. The room will be open at 7pm, with the music scheduled to start at 7:30pm. Cost is $8 for Skandia members and $10 for non-members.

Driving Directions:
Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle: from 1-5 northbound or southbound, take exit 172 (N. 85th St./Aurora Ave.); drive west on N. 85th about a mile; turn south onto Greenwood and go south 1 mile; turn left at 67th (where Greenwood doglegs east and becomes Phinney).

 


Music Workshops and Jams

Summer jams

Jam sessions continue in the summer, on Sunday evenings starting July 12 (NO jam on July 19th). Hosted by Frank Brown and Elaine Murakami, the evening jam will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Weather permitting, the jam will happen outside on the patio.

Questions? Need directions? Contact Frank at frankbrownjr@hotmail.com.

—Martha Levenson

 

August 1 jam for musicians: Mind your P’s!

Plan to carpool over to P Street in Port Townsend, home of Peter and Karen, to play polska, pols, and polka (or any pieces you please) on Saturday, August 1st. All instruments are welcome to participate. Arrive any time after 2 p.m., and spend the afternoon jamming—or bring a potluck plate (peas and potatoes?) and play into the evening.

Our address: 807 P Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368.

It promises to be a pleasant musical opportunity. All paths point to P Street!

—Peter Michaelsen