SKANDIA SPECIAL EVENTS
2013 Northwest Spelmänsstämma
Announcing the 2013 Northwest Spelmänsstämma, with special guest Ben Teitelbaum! This year’s stämma will be held on Saturday, September 7. Nyckelharpist Ben Teitelbaum will teach two workshops, and will play for dancing. Ben’s knowledge, musicianship, skillful teaching and enthusiasm are a joy to behold, as those of you who participated in Vinterdans this year experienced. Ben’s expertise in the Värmland region provides us with rich opportunities not just for music, but also for dance. Stämma this year will feature the Finnskogspols, a lively and fun dance. Mark your calendars, and look for more information in future updates!
Kathi Ploeger and Don Meyers will bring a teaching of the iconic hambo to the Northwest Folklife Festival this year. Kathi and Don have taught many times at Folklife, spreading the Scandinavian dance gospel. The classes have ranged from 40 to 100(!) people, and judging by the smiles on the faces in the class, provide a good time as well as good instruction. The class is being held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, in the Rainier Room (Northwest Court). Come on by to brush up on your hambo or provide a knowledgeable partner to the folks who have never seen a Swedish dance.