- Sundays (Port Angeles) Regular Sunday dance.
Scandinavian and ballroom dancing Sundays, 7–9 p.m. Scandia Hall at 131 W 5th St., Port Angeles, WA. Donations taken at the door. Info: Sandy or Paul, (360) 457-7035 or email@example.com.
- Mondays (Poulsbo) Scandinavian dance instruction,
Sons of Norway Hall, 18891 Front St. Every
Monday at 7 p.m., you can (re-)learn how to
schottish, polka, and snoa, with more dancing until 9 p.m. Donation $3; partners not required. Third Monday dance party on December 15, 7 p.m.,
with a special appearance by the Lucia bride and attendants. Bring holiday treats to share, dance shoes, and a willingness to have fun. Info: Julie (360) 394-9698; Laurel (360) 876-8907.
- Wednesdays (Burnaby, B.C.) Weekly teaching & request dancing to recorded music, Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St. 7:30–10 p.m., $8. Second Wednesdays are live music nights at an alternate location; see www.vcn.bc.ca/scandi for venue and details. Info: Wendy Cutler, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 11/22 (Tacoma) Mountaineers Scandinavian Dance. 7–10:30 p.m. Music by Folk Voice Band. Learn or review schottische variations at 7 p.m. Dance, 8–10:30 p.m. Circle and mixer dances reviewed. No partner needed. Non-Mountaineers welcome. Normanna Hall, 1106 S. 15th St. (corner of 15th and M L King St., Tacoma). $10; $5 for students and nondancers. Info: (253) 759-3731 or email@example.com, or (360) 491-0704 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 11/23 (Mount Vernon) Fourth Sunday Scandinavian Dance at the VASA lodge, 1805 Cleveland Ave., Mt. Vernon, 2–5 p.m. Live music by the Sammenspil band. Info: email@example.com
- 12/6 (Bothell) Annual family-style lutefisk and meatball dinner, 12 noon–6 p.m., with boiled potatoes, lefse, coleslaw, ice cream, and a beverage. Free parking. Sons of Norway Hall, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell, WA. No reservations required; buy your tickets at the door. $22; children ages 6–12, $6; children 5 and younger, free. Info: (425) 485-9085 or www.bothellsonsofnorway.org.
- 12/7 (Seattle) Swedish Pancakes. Live music and dancing, plus authentic Swedish pancakes, lingonberries, ham, and all the right fixin’s. Music by Richard Svensson & Bjarne Jacobsen, Skandia Kapell, and Folk Voice Band, plus Katrilli Dancers. $9; club members, $7; children 5–12, $5. 8 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Swedish Cultural Ctr., 1920 Dexter Ave. N.
- 12/7 (Seattle) Lucia Festival. Students studying Swedish at the UW will combine with the Swedish Women’s Chorus, Svea Male Chorus, and the best bakers of the Swedish Club to make a Lucia event for the whole family. 3 p.m. to start, but stay afterward for dancing around the tree. $5; $3 for children 12 and younger. Swedish Cultural Ctr., 1920 Dexter Ave. N.
- 12/13 (Seattle) Finnish folk fiddling legends Arto and Antti Järvelä in concert, 7:30 p.m. Phinney Neighborhood Center Community Hall, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Cousins Arto and Antti Järvelä hail from the famous Järveläs of Kaustinen—Finland’s first family of folk music! Join Arto and Antti in this Seattle Folklore Society concert as they celebrate Finnish ceremonies and dance with their fiery fiddle, guitar, and vocal harmonies. $18; $16 for SFS, PNA, Nordic Heritage Museum, Finnish Lutheran Church, and Finlandia Foundation members; youth, $9. Tickets at the door, if available, $20 and $18; youth, $9. Buy tickets through Brown Paper Tickets: finnishfolkfiddlers.brownpapertickets.com.
- 12/14 (Seattle) Finnish fiddle workshop with Arto and Antti Järvelä at Dusty Strings in Fremont. Info:
- 12/19 (Seattle) Swedish Club serves lutefisk and meatball dinner during Happy Hour, 6 p.m.
social hour and 6:30 dinner. Enjoy Swedish- or Norwegian-style accompaniments. $25 before Wednesday, Dec. 17; $30 for late RSVPs or at the door. 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, (206) 283-1090. See www.swedishclubnw.org to buy tickets.
- 12/20 (Oregon) Norske Runddansere’s Snoball at
the Mazama Lodge on Mt. Hood, featuring live folk music by Hale Bill and the Bopps and
Scandinavian folk dancing. Must pre-register. Glögg, 3:30 p.m.; dinner, 5 p.m.; live music dance, 7:30 p.m.; after-party jam, 11 p.m. to? Most
people stay overnight at the lodge, but it is not required. Info: www.norskerunddansere.org or (503) 636-7509.
- 12/27 (Tacoma) Mountaineers Scandinavian Dance, 7–10:30 p.m. Christmas/New Year’s Dance.
Music by North and South (Martha Levenson and Leslie Foley, plus their students). Learn or review Mellparing with Larry Reinert at 7 p.m. Dance,
8–10:30 p.m. Circle and mixer dances reviewed. No partner needed. Non-Mountaineers welcome. Normanna Hall, 1106 S. 15th St. (corner of 15th and M L King St. Tacoma) $10 for adults; $5 for students and non-dancers. Info: (253) 759-3731 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- 1/12/2015 (Portland) Norkse Runddansere's Annual Knut Dance. Monday, 7:30-10 pm. Featuring live Scandinavian folk music from Fossegrimmen. Polish Hall, 3832 N. Interstate Ave, Portland, OR, 97227. $8 members, $12 non-members. Folk costumes encouraged but not required. Bring finger foods to share, and help dance the old tree out!
- 3/21/2015 (Vancouver, B.C.) Spring Equinox Ball.
The Scandinavian Dancers of Vancouver, B.C., present our fabulous annual dinner/dance evening. KinVillage Community Centre, 5410 - 10th
Avenue, Tsawwassen, B.C., 6 p.m. to midnight.
- 4/17–20 (Seabeck, WA) Springdans Northwest will feature Finnskogspols and Slängpolska. Application in this newsletter, or at www.skandia-folkdance.org.
- 10/17/2015 (Seattle) Skandia Ball, Latvian Center, 11710 3rd Ave. NE.
Email Scandinavian events items to email@example.com, or send by surface mail (typed only ) to Kathy D. Bruni, Skandia Newsletter, 14805 NE 177th St., Woodinville, WA 98072-6223. Items for the January issue must arrive by 10 December. Please include date, time, cost, location, contact phone number, and/or email address. For changes or updates to web site items please email the Skandia Webmaster. Priority is given to local Scandinavian dance and music events