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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, July 3

Friday, July 3, three members of Dansaspel (Carol Olson, Liz Gabay, and Susan Curley) will open the evening, and David Lamb and friends will round it out. Jerry Walsh and Judy Patterson will be teaching Bondpolska from Överhärde and Schottis from Oviken.

Judy Patterson and Jerry Walsh will teach not one, but two, Swedish dances. Their pre-dance class starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Grange.

Bondpolska from Överhärde is a more relaxing cousin of the bouncy, energetic hambo danced in some areas of Sweden. From Gästrikland, a coastal province in eastern Sweden, the dance fits well with many moderately paced hambo tunes.

You’ll also add Schottis from Oviken, from Jämtland, to your repertoire. This schottis is easy to dance to slower-to-moderate schottis tunes and has a gentle, flowing feel. It will keep you on your toes, however, with its departure from the typical schottis turning-step sequence.

Please join us for class, and don’t be shy about trying a new role, depending upon the balance of leads and follows. These dances are easy to learn and lead, so come and experiment.

—Judy Patterson

Third Friday Dance, June 19

On Friday, July 17, discover that your Skandia Music Committee (Martha Levenson, Bob Hamilton, Chris Dunkle, and Leslie Foley) doesn’t just organize music, they play it! They will be followed by Fiol Glädje (Irene Myers, Bob Hamilton, and Leslie Foley), to give you a full evening of traditional fiddling. Larry Reinert and Elaine Mathies will be teaching a southern Swedish slängpolska, perfect for dancing to music by Väsen if you come to their concert and dance on Sunday, July 19. 

Dance teaching begins at 7:30 pm. All the bands will be playing the taught dances several times, so you can practice them to your heart’s content. We look forward to seeing you there!

—Leslie Foley


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

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