Skandia Folkdance Society offers different levels of folkdance classes plus special dances and workshops.
Dates and teachers:
10-23-2013 to 12-04-2013: Elaine Murakami & Frank Brown
01-08-2014 to 02-12-2014: Kathi Ploeger & Don Meyers
02-19-2014 to 03-26-2014: Barbara Budd & Larry Reinert
04-02-2014 to 05-07-2014: Judy Patterson & Jerry Walsh
05-14-2014 to 06-18-2014: Elaine Murakami & Frank Brown
Our Basics classes will be six-week sessions on Wednesdays. Current class is from Oct 23 to Nov 20 and Dec 4 (no class on Nov 27, the evening before Thanksgiving). Teachers for this class will be Frank Brown and Elaine Murakami. They will focus on the fun of dancing and learning to dance as partners, and will include the Swedish national dance, the hambo. This will be an opportunity for new dancers to learn, and for continuing dancers to improve, the skills learned in the previous Basics class.
Come join us at Phinney Neighborhood Center 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Room 2, upper building, Phinney Neighborhood Center, for six weeks of great instruction, great music, and lots of fun.
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.
Bring a friend and show them how much fun Scandinavian dancing can be. Smooth-soled shoes are recommended. Minimum of eight participants. (information on dance shoes)
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. This person will not be included in the minimum class count of 8 unless converted to a series participant.
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.
Dances from prior Basics classes this year will be reviewed and danced, such as hambo, schottis, waltz, snoa, basic polska, Røros Pols, gammaldans mixers, and more! The price for the six-week class series is $48 for members; $55 for nonmembers. Skandia members may drop-in to individual classes for $10. We hope to see you there!
Phinney Neighborhood Center
Room 2, Blue upper building
7:30 pm to 9 pm
(See driving directions below)
Dates and teachers:
01-09-2014 to 01-30-2014: Judy Patterson & Jerry Walsh
03-13-2014 to 04-03-2014: Elaine Mathies & Larry Reinert
05-01-2014 to 05-22-2014: Jennifer Roach & Larry Reinert
Beyond Basics meets for three-week sessions on Thursdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Beyond Basics classes are held at the Phinney Center in the lower building in Room 32. The cost is $40 for members and $48 for nonmembers. Students may drop-in to individual classes for $12 with advanced approval from the instructor. Questions? Contact Emma Anderson at email@example.com.
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.
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).
Come in from the cold for some hot tunes at the December jam session! This month’s jam is on Saturday, December 7, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the home of Don Meyers and Kathi Ploeger, 7016 - 17th NW in Seattle; phone, (206) 789-2678. Bring your favorite tunes—bonus points for holiday tunes—and a snack to share, and join in the musical fun! Need more information? Email the Music Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Irene Myers music workshop
Two more workshops on Boda tunes and styling have been scheduled for December and January. Come, gather with Boda afficionado Irene Myers at the Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave. N. in Seattle, whether you attended the first session in November or not, and whether you are a Spelmanslag member or not.
These next two workshops are meant for anyone seeking to develop their skill and enjoyment with playing this captivating form of polska. It’s contagious and there’s no vaccine against it. Spread the word! The December session will take place on Sunday, Dec 1st, and the January session on Sunday, Jan 5th, both running 7 to 9 p.m. Please call Irene if you have questions: (206) 340-1914. See you there