- 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 at the Sons of Norway hall, 18891 Front St., Poulsbo. 7–9 p.m.; $3 per session; partners not required. Party dance Monday, February 20, 7–9 p.m. As always, bring dance shoes, enthusiasm, and a treat to share. Info: Julie at (360) 394-9698 or Laurel at (360) 876-8907.
- Mondays (Portland) Norske Runddansere Scandinavian Folkdance. We dance and teach couple and circle dances and lively mixers from all five Scandinavian countries. We meet at Scandinavian Heritage Foundation’s Nordia House at 8800 SW Oleson Rd., Portland, OR 97223. $4; first dance free, and free for students; $50 for annual membership.
Everyone is welcome! Please bring separate
indoor dancing shoes. Lessons every Monday, 7:30–8:30 p.m., fall–spring. Open request dance year-round. Info: Newgards, (503) 636-7509, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.norskerunddansere.org.
- Wednesdays, (Burnaby, B.C.) Scandinavian dance. Weekly teaching & request dancing to recorded music, September–April, with time off around Christmas. 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: Judith, (604) 526-4722 or email@example.com.
- 1/22 (Mount Vernon) Fourth Sunday Scandinavian Dance, 2–5 p.m. at the VASA lodge, 1805 Cleveland Ave. Live music by the Gammal Dansk band of Vancouver, BC. Info: (360) 941-2945.
- 1/28 (Tacoma) Scandinavian Dance with Sons of Norway, 7–10:30 p.m. Music by Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag and Skolkis. Learn or review slangpolska with Leslie Foley and Bob Hamilton at 7 p.m. Dance, 8–10:30 p.m. Scandinavian couple dances. Circle and mixer dances reviewed. No partner needed. Normanna Hall, 1106 S. 15th St. (corner of S.15th and M L King St. Tacoma). $10 for adults. $7 for Sons of Norway Lodge #2 members ($10 for Lodge #2 couples). $5 for nondancers. Students free. Info: (253) 759-3731 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 1/28 (Seattle) Sons of Norway Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001 annual fundraising crab feed, silent auction, and dessert auction, 6 p.m., Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 NW 57th. Bring your own picks and pliers. Online reservations at Brown Paper Tickets.
- 1/28 Poulsbo Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner, noon–5 p.m., Grieg Hall, Poulsbo Lodge 2-044, 18891 Front St. For more information, call the hall office at (360) 779-5209.
- 2/5 (Seattle) Swedish Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Live music, plus dancing and authentic Swedish pancakes, with ham and lingonberries. Guests, $9; Blue Card Club members, $7; children ages 5–12, $5. Stay afterward for genealogy in our lobby. Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N.
- 2/10 (Bothell) Adult “cook and eat Norwegian” class,
6–9 p.m., featuring Norwegian fish balls, classic Norwegian side dishes, and dessert. $20/person. Register with Selma Snaring at (425) 385-2144.
- 2/10 (Seattle) Scandinavian Folk Dance at the Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA. Kris, Sarah, and Steve are this month’s musicians. There will be a quick dance lesson at 7:30, with live music at 8 p.m. Join us. Info: email@example.com.
- 2/18 (Bothell) Youth Camp Breakfast, 8 a.m.–noon. Viking (French) toast, troll sausage, fruit, coffee, tea, and milk. $10; under age 11, $7. Proceeds benefit the Youth Summer Camp Scholarships. Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell Highway.
- 2/18–19 (Albany, CA) Scandia Festival, SF Bay Area, featuring Swedish dance teachers Britt-Mari Dahlgren Westholm & Bengt Mård. Albany
Veterans’ Memorial Building, 1325 Portland Ave., Albany, CA. Saturday evening party location: Oakland Nature Friends, 3115 Butters Dr., Oakland, CA. Weekend package, $50. Info: https://sites.google.com/site/scandiafestivalpetaluma. Contacts: Brooke Babcock & Nobi Kurotori at (415) 334-3455, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.
- 2/25 (Tacoma) Scandinavian Dance with Sons of Norway, 7–10:30 p.m. Music by Folk Voice Band. Review dances taught earlier in the season (waltz, mazurka, and schottische variations) with Jennifer Roach at 7 p.m. Dance, 8–10:30 p.m. Scandinavian couple dances. Circle and mixer dances reviewed. No partner needed. Normanna Hall, 1106 S. 15th St. (corner of S.15th and M L King St. Tacoma). $10 for adults. $7 for Sons of Norway Lodge #2 members ($10 for Lodge #2 couples). $5 for nondancers. Students, free. Info: (253) 759-3731 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2/26 (Mount Vernon) Fourth Sunday Scandinavian dance at the VASA lodge in Mount Vernon, 1805 Cleveland Ave, 2–5 p.m. Live music by the Sammenspil band. Info: (360) 941-2944.
- 3/18 (Vancouver, BC., Canada) Spring Equinox Ball. Our annual ball will be held at the KinVillage Community Centre, Tsawwassen. Music by
Sammenspil, Gammel Dansk, and Skolkis. More info and registration at www.vcn.bc.ca/scandi.
- 3/24–26 Boulder 2017 Spring Scandinavian Dance Weekend. Learn to dance the Hallingspringar at the Avalon Ballroom in Boulder, CO. Guest dancers: Sigrunn Bæra Svenkerud, and Geir Helge Espeseth. Guest fiddler: Arne Anderdal. Presented by the Boulder Scandinavian Dancers. Info: Sheila, email@example.com.
- 3/26 (Mount Vernon) Fourth Sunday Scandinavian dance at the VASA lodge in Mount Vernon,
1805 Cleveland Ave, 2–5 p.m. Live music by Dansaspel. Info: (360) 941-2944.
- 4/14–17 (Seabeck, WA) Springdans Northwest dance camp. Teaching will be two Swedish dance experts and four Jämtland musicians. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 9/2 Northwest Spelmansstämma.
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 March issue must arrive by 10 February. 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