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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, January 6

Come one, come all, to the first dance of the New Year, January 6, 2017! On this special evening, we celebrate our community of amazing musicians with All Comers Night. Musicians will gather starting at about 8:15 p.m., and will put tune requests on a list. We’ll play as many tunes from the list as possible, including tunes for the engaging Polska från Älvdalen, which is being taught at 7:30 p.m. by Kathi Ploeger and Don Meyers.

Please celebrate Virginia Stout’s 85th birthday during the break! Virginia is providing cake to show her appreciation for 11 wonderful years of Skandia activities, including dance lessons, great friendships, board membership, dance partners, and dance parties, and a strong organization with active volunteers.

—Martha Levenson

Western Dalarna, anyone?

Skandia repertoire often includes dances from the eastern part of the Swedish province of Dalarna, such as polskor from Boda, Bingsjö, Rättvik and Orsa. The western part of the province has its own distinctive set of dances, often including little tripping steps to various rhythms. On Friday, January 6, Don Meyers and Kathi Ploeger teach one of those dances, Polska från Älvdalen. This powerful dance glides across the floor. Come glide with us on January 6!

—Kathi Ploeger



Third Friday Dance, December 16

The great ensemble of Allspice will keep you spiced up for the holidays. Allspice has a great rich, textured sound that you will certainly appreciate. Don’t forget: The dance starts at 8 p.m., and there is no teaching. Instead, we will take a short break later in the evening for the Skandia Annual Meeting—a great chance to say “Hej!” to friends and learn what the club’s been up to for the past year. See you there!

—Bob Hamilton

Third Friday Dance, January 20

The Third Friday dance, January 20, 2017, features the great music of Ballard to Bellis Fair. This trio, comprised of Bill Boyd, Gina Boyd, and Carol Olson, plays a wide selection of polskor, plus gammaldans favorites. Lisa Brooks and Don Meyers teach the rocking Orsapolska from Dalarna in Sweden at 7:30 p.m. This graceful dance has a unique rocking motion for the woman and haunting melodies. It is one of the standard dances in the polska repertoire.

—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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