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, $7; nonmembers, $10; kids, free
Jullekstuga and Annual Meeting
Friday, Dec. 6
Expect a hearty dose of mirth and some mighty fine music when Hale Bill and the Bopps play for Jullekstuga. This special holiday dance starts at 8 p.m. (no teaching beforehand), and includes a short break for Skandia’s annual meeting. Come join in the fun, dance up a storm, and elect Board members for next year. We’ll be spiffing up the hall for the evening, and invite you to don festive dress. If a folk costume is hidden away in a closet, isn’t it time it took a turn around the dance floor? Chefs and bakers extraordinaire, thanks in advance for bringing crowd-pleasing finger food or a holiday dessert. Gluten and wheat-free items are particularly in demand.
—Judy Patterson for the Events (& Elections) Committee
Third Friday Dance, December 20
The 3rd Friday dance, on December 20, will feature Sprida Ut, with their nyckelharpa and guitar combo, during the first half of the evening, and Fiol Glädje—three happy fiddlers—in the second half. We would love to see you there!
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.
Join us at Epiphany Chapel in Seattle for this year’s official Shake Down the Turkey Dance. Come at 6 p.m. and bring food for the potluck; after all, you need turkey if you are going to shake it down. From 6 to 7:30, there will be music and dancing for all ages at a price all can afford—free! Dance leadership by Patrick McMonagle. Get up and dance: children with parents, grandchildren with grandparents, adults with each other!
The usual Fifth Friday Dance will start at 8:30 p.m. (Skandia members, $7; nonmembers, $10; kids, free). Live music for dancing will be provided by the duo North and South, Martha Levenson and Leslie Foley. The second half of the evening will feature a new group, N.U.Ts., fiddlers Martha Levenson, Chris Dunkle, Christy Carriveau, and Laurel Stone. The two groups will focus on playing for dances taught in the dance classes this autumn. Finish shaking that turkey with some great bygedans and more!
—Patrick McMonagle and Martha Levenson
Directions to Epiphany Chapel......
From Highway 520, take the Montlake exit, cross 24th St to Lake Washington Blvd, and drive through the Arboretum. Cross Madison at the light and continue to 32nd Ave (marked by a yellow fire light). Turn right on 32nd; go down the hill past Martin Luther King Jr. School, and up the other side. At the “Do Not Enter” sign, take a sharp left turn uphill onto East Denny Way. At the top of the hill (34th Ave), bear left. The church is on the right side of Denny between 37th and 38th Aves; the address is 1805 38th Ave. The dance hall is on the second floor. Take the walkway past the church parking lot, and go to the second building on your left. Yahoo Map