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First and Third Fridays of each month
TIME:: Teaching 7:30 - 8:30, Open dancing 8:30 - 11:00
LOCATION: Cedar Valley Grange, 20526-52nd Ave. West, Lynnwood Yahoo Map

Skandia members, $10; nonmembers, $15; kids, free


First Friday Dance, February 6

Join us for the delightful Danish couple dance Hamborg Skotsk along with schottis variant Russisk. Gammaldansk band member Deborah Jones will be teaching the dances at 7:30. Longing for a break in the dark days of winter? Get illuminated by the great sounds of Gammaldansk for the entire evening! There’s sure to be gammaldans, mixers, polskor and more! The lesson begins at 7:30 p.m., and open dancing begins at 8:30 p.m.

—Martha Levenson

Third Friday Dance, January 16

The truants are on the loose! Skolkis plays for the third Friday dance. Dance teaching is Bingsjöpolska, with Jerry Walsh and Judy Patterson. Skolkis follows with their usual supply of groovy gammaldans, mixers to get you moving, and of course, pulsing polskor!

—Martha Levenson


Driving directions to Cedar Valley Grange.....
From I-5, take exit 179 (northbound or southbound). Drive east on 220th to the stop sign at 52nd, then a short mile north to the Cedar Valley Grange on your left.
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Fifth Saturday Dance

It’s true! The fifth Friday dance has moved to the fifth Saturday, and the first one is January 31, 2015. But why was this change made?

The fifth Friday dances were held for many years at the Epiphany Church. Last year, the church decided that carpeting the room that was the dance hall would best meet the needs of their school. This leaves us without a hall for our fifth Friday dances. In addition, some members find attending our regular Friday dances to be a bit challenging at the end of a work week,. An idea was floated to the Board last autumn, then, to try dancing on the fifth Saturdays, and see how the attendance would be.

The first of its kind, the January 31st fifth Saturday dance will include not only an evening dance, but also a fantastic dance workshop. Starting at 4PM, Jerry Walsh and Judy Patterson share their love of Valdresspringar, with Bill Boyd providing live hardingfele music! What a classy act you won’t want to miss!

Following the two-hour class, there will be a potluck supper, planned for approximately 6:15PM. Plan to stay, share a bite to eat, and then be ready for more dancing, starting around 7 p.m.

The evening dancing will kick off with an allspel set, likely to feature Røros Pols, mixers and some gammaldans as well. The evening will include plenty of lovely hardingfele music, again featuring Bill Boyd. How about a Vossarul, Gångar, and various Springar? You will have opportunity to work more on your Valdresspringar for sure! Rounding out the evening, the trio of Bill and Gina Boyd and Carol Olson play some rousing polskor and more.

Hosted by Jim and Margaret Noyes in their lovely Clearview home, the day’s events will be in the upstairs dance hall, including the potluck supper. The suggested admission donation is $15 for the workshop and dance, or $10 for one or the other, with donations helping to pay instructors and musicians.

Directions to the Noyes’ place follow. Questions? Email or call the Skandia Hotline at (425) 954-5262.

Directions to the Noyes home:
Jim and Margaret’s place is located at 6618 196th St. SE in Clearview (Woodinville/Snohomish/Maltby area). Their phone number is (425) 482-9848.

From I-405 north: Get off on Highway 522 going east toward Woodinville/ Monroe. Take the 3rd exit (Hwy. 9) going north. Pass Maltby Rd. and turn left on 188th SE. Next, go left on 67th and then right on 196th. It is the first driveway on the left.

Coming south on I-5: Get onto Hwy. 9 headed south. Pass Snohomish and Clearview. Turn right on 188th SE, then turn left on 67th, then turn right on 196th. It is the first driveway on the left.

—Martha Levenson