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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:

Basics class: No classes currently scheduled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

(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).

 


Eastside dance class

Thursdays at Peter Kirk Center in Kirkland, 7:30–9 p.m.

Must pre-register.

July 7–28: Pat McMonagle teaches—Beginning Scandinavian Folk Dance
August 4–18: Larry Reinert teaches—Norwegian Pols Folk Dances

 


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).


(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

Want to dance this summer? Practice sessions July 6 & 20

Please come, and invite your friends, to the two dance practice sessions in July, on July 6 and 20 (7:30–9 p.m.), at the Phinney Neigborhood Center, Rm 7 in the Blue building. These two sessions will be led by Frank Brown and Elaine Murakami and will include easy and fun dances that focus on basic steps to improve couple turning. Smooth -soled shoes make for better turning.

You do not need any previous dance experience, and we will use music from all Scandinavian countries. Experienced dancers will attend and help beginners. The cost is $10 per session ($8 for Skandia members).

There will be two additional dance sessions in August in the same location; those will include more complex dances.

—Elaine Murakami

 


Music Workshops and Jams

Skandia music jam

Summer jam switch up: get ready for a summer filled with great music!

The summer jams are hosted by Frank Brown and Elaine Murakami. You’ll find the patio (or basement) open for music making at their home Sundays, 7 to 9 p.m., from July 10 to August 28. All acoustic instruments are welcome. You’ll find Frank and Elaine at 8756 21st Ave NW in Seattle.

—Martha Levenson