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Register now for Springdans NW!

Click here for 2015 Registration form.

Springdans Northwest, April 17–20, 2015, will feature two great dances, Finnskogspols and Slängpolska. Who’s teaching? Some of Sweden’s finest dance and music instructors! Check out the application form in this newsletter (and
available on Skandia’s website) for details about the stellar lineup.

If you haven’t heard of Springdans, it’s Skandia’s annual residence folkdance camp, held at the charming Seabeck Conference Center in Seabeck, WA. Each day, Skandia offers dance and music classes, and in the evenings, dancers kick up their heels to a great variety of unbeatable folk dance music.

Participants need a minimum of 1–2 years’ experience with Scandinavian couple turning dances, and should expect to change partners frequently during classes.

Springdans, now in its 22nd year, is lucky to have many loyal fans who attend each year, and they join us in heartily welcoming newcomers. Because camp fills up early, and we typically have a waiting list for follows, please submit your application soon.

We hope to see you at Springdans in April!

—The Springdans Committee


Springdans scholarship for 2015; apply before January 15

The Springdans committee is pleased to announce a scholarship for 2015 Springdans Northwest. The scholarship covers full tuition (includes room and board), video recording, t-shirt, and Friday dinner.

Applicants must be current Skandia members living in Western Washington. Scholarship is based on financial need, so it offers a great opportunity to those who are thinking about Springdans, but don’t feel they can afford it. Prior recipients are welcome to apply.

The donor has requested to remain anonymous. In order to maintain the confidentiality of all parties, applicants should not discuss their application or their intent to apply with anyone outside the Springdans committee.

Those interested should send a short note with reasons they should be considered for the scholarship. This submission must be received by January 15, 2015. Send via email to or surface mail to Springdans Scholarship c/o Ploeger-Meyers, 7016 17th Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98117-5550.

Note: Because admission is based on postmark of registration, scholarship applicants should submit a registration form as soon as possible to reserve a spot.

To our benefactor, thank you!

—Kathi Ploeger, Don Meyers, Jerry Walsh,
Judy Patterson, Bart Brashers
Springdans Northwest Committee