- 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, December 19, 7–9 p.m. As always, bring dance shoes, enthusiasm, and a treat to share. If you enjoy dancing around the Christmas tree to lively Scandinavian carols, join us on Monday, December 12, at 6 pm for the Children’s Lucia Party. 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.
- 11/24–27 Southern California Skandia Festival 2016, featuring Britt-Mari Westholm and Bengt Mård, teaching dances from Western Dalarna and elsewhere in Sweden, and Anders Almlöf and Mattias Helje, musicians and music teachers. $350. Info: Darlene.L.Martin@gmail.com or (562) 253-9282; or firstname.lastname@example.org or (714) 893-8888.
- 11/26 (Tacoma) Scandinavian Dance with Sons of Norway, 7–10:30 p.m. Music by Nordic Exposure. Learn or review Svensk Mazurka 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 non- dancers. Students free. Info: (253) 759-3731 or email@example.com.
- 11/27 (Mt. Vernon) Fourth Sunday dance at the VASA lodge in Mount Vernon, 1805 Cleveland Ave. Live music by Takk for Dansen Scandinavian band of Bellingham, 2–5 p.m. Info: (360) 941-2944.
- 12/3 (Bothell) Annual Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner, Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell WA, 12 noon–6 p.m. Dinner is served family-style: Lutefisk, meatballs, boiled potatoes, coleslaw, lefse, ice cream, and cookies, plus coffee, tea, or milk. Free parking. No reservations required. Adults, $25; children 12 and under, $10; children under 5, free. Cash and checks only. Info: (425) 485-9085 or www.bothellsonsofnorway.org.
- 12/4 (Seattle) Swedish Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Live music by Spelmanslag, Skandia Kapell, and Smilin’ Scandinavians, 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.
- 12/10–11 (Oregon) Norske Runddansere’s 28th Annual Snoball (overnight stay optional). Scandinavian folk dancing with live music by Peter Michaelsen and Friends. Mazama Lodge on Mount Hood, OR. Dinner at 5 p.m.; dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. $40 for dinner and dance ($85 if staying overnight). Last day to register: December 5. Norske Runddansere, Leikarringen, Mazama members save $5. Info: norskerunddansere.org.
- 12/31 Nyårsfest 2016 (Nordic New Year’s Eve party). Three floors of music and dancing, including Skandia Kapell on the lobby floor. Secret deal for folk dancers: anyone who is a member of Skandia or a Nordic dance group, such as Nordiska, can get in for half price. You will have to call the office to get that price—(206) 283-1090). The full price for the evening is $20 for Swedish Club members and $30 for nonmembers until Nov 30. On Dec 1, the full price is $40 for Swedish Club members and $50 for nonmembers. A Swedish dinner will be served, but there is no half price offer on the dinner: It’s $45. Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N.
- 1/22/17 (Mount Vernon) Dance, 2–5 p.m. at the VASA lodge, 1805 Cleveland Ave. Live music. Info: (360) 941-2945 .
- 4/14–17 (Seabeck, WA) Springdans Northwest dance camp. Teaching will be two Swedish dance experts and four fine Jämtland musicians. Info: firstname.lastname@example.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 Janurary 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