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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mondays (Poulsbo) Scandinavian dance instruction at the Poulsbo Sons of Norway, 18891 Front St., 7–9 p.m. Donations gleefully accepted, partners not required, dance shoes recommended, treats enthusiastically sam- pled. Final party dance (at least ‘til autumn) Monday, June 20. Poulsbo Midsummer, parade, Viking encampment, and the Poulsbo Sons of Norway Lodge 100th anniversary—music and dancing—take place on Saturday, June 18. Queries: Julie, (360) 394-9598 or Laurel, (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. Every- one 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: New- gards, (503) 636–7509, email@example.com, 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 the venue and details. Info: Judith, (604) 526-4722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 6/5 (Seattle) Swedish pancake breakfast. Live music by The Gnomes, Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag, and Folk Voice Band. Authentic Swedish pancakes, with ham, lingonberries, and all the fixin’s. Live music. $9; SCC members, $7; children ages 5–12, $5. 8 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave N.
- 6/12 (Mt. Vernon) VASA Lodge Midsommarfest, 2– 6 p.m. At this mini Scandinavian festival, we raise the Måjstang on our lawn and dance around it with live music by Skandia Kapell, followed by a pot- luck in the lodge at 4 p.m. and more dancing until 6 p.m. The event is free, but a side dish or dessert for the Scandinavian potluck is appreciated (main dish is furnished by the lodge). Costumes are en- couraged. Info:(360) 293-9210 or (360) 428-0143.
- 8/19–21 Norsk Folkedans Stemne with Ingrid Tuko and friends at Treacy Levine Center, Camp Brotherhood, WA. More info: www.seattlestemne.org.
- 9/10 (Clearview) NW Spelmannstämma.
- 10/15 (Seattle) Skandia Ball.
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- Scandia Camp Mendocino 2016, June 11–18, will feature the dance & music of Hallingdal, Norway (with Ingunn Strœte Lie & Simon Hesselberg Løvald teaching dance, and Helga Myhr teaching hardingfele) and the dance & music of Sweden (with Anneli & Michael Nordin teaching dance and Andreas Idh & Lena Jonsson teaching fiddle). Singing: Eva Rune from Sweden. Info: www.scandiacampmendocino.org.
- Nordic Fiddles and Feet June 26–July 3. Scandinavian music and dance in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire. Registration: at nordicfiddlesandfeet.org. Contact Byron Wiley at email@example.com for information, or to receive a brochure.
- Tim Rued’s folk culture tour of Hälsingland, Uppland, and Dalarna, June 29–July 12. Includes three major festivals (Delsbostämman, Bingsjöstämman, & Riksspelmansstämman in Mora) in the two weeks. Info: www.folksweden.com/tourhome.
- July 21–24, 2016. Hardanger Fiddle Music & Dance Workshop, featuring the music and dance of Setesdal. Folklore Village, Dodgeville, Wisconsin (35 minutes west of Madison, WI). Registration form & info: www.hfaa.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, or (612) 568-7448.
- Norrlandia Camp, July 23–29, 2016. Classes in traditional Swedish dance and music at Harsagården, a lakeside resort known for beautiful scenery, hiking trails, and fine cuisine, in Hälsingland, Sweden. Schedule and activities: http:// spelmanslaget.nu/norrlandia.
- Norsk Folkedans Stemne August 19–21,with Ingrid Tuko and friends at Treacy Levine Center, Camp Brotherhood, WA. More info: www.seattlestemne.org.
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 July issue must arrive by 10 June. 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