Scandinavian Folk Music and Folk Dance
Events in Northern California
Scandinavian Dance Class in Sacramento CA.
Four to six week sessions. 7-9:30 pm at Coloma Community Center, 4623 T St., Sacramento, CA,
95819. See http://www.folkdance.com/scandi/class.htm for more info. Classes continue in
1st, 3rd & 5th Mondays
Scandinavian Folk Dance Class, Santa Cruz, 7:30-9:30 pm,
Market Street Theater/SCO Clubhouse, 222 Market Street, Santa Cruz
CA. Instruction in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and Finnish folk
dance by Ellen Moilanen. $2/session for SCO members, $3 for
others. Everyone welcome. For information see http://sites.google.com/site/scandsantacruz/
or call Ellen M. at 831-336-9972 or <firstname.lastname@example.org>
. On vacation July, August. Restarts September.
or (707) 996-8300 Classes continue in summer. On vacation July,
August. Restarts September.
Scandinavian Dance Class,
Petaluma CA. 7:15 to 9:15pm at Hermann Sons Hall in
Petaluma. We encourage anyone interested in Scandinavian
dancing to come, beginners especially. No partner
needed. Teaching by Vince Taylor, Emma
Charlebois. Info: Vince Taylor email@example.com
Nordahl Grieg Leikarring dance class and performance group. Everyone
welcome. Masonic Hall, 890 Church St., Mountain View, 7:00 - 9:30
p.m. Info: http://www.ngls.net
Contact: Anne Huberman or Greg Goodhue:
Scandiadans 7:00-10:00pm, at Oakland Nature Friends, 3115
Butters Dr., Oakland CA. New session starts in September.
Hwy 13 to Joaquin Miller Rd, east (up the hill)~ 1/2 mile, second
right onto Butters Dr., go another 1/2 mile. On the right, look
for post with 3115 on it (also “Scandiadans” sign). Take steep
driveway down to a large parking area. Call Jane or Frank Tripi at
(510) 654-3636 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Teaching 7-8:30
Scandinavian Fiddle Class, 7:30-10:00 pm. at the home
of Anita Seigel in Los Altos, location may vary. See http://sites.google.com/site/nordicfootnotes/scandinavian-music-sessions
or call Jeanne Sawyer
jsawyer@SawyerPartnership.com for information and
location/time changes. You may ask to be placed on our class email
list. Continues throughout summer.
1st Fridays Monthly
1st Saturdays Monthly April 1,
May 6, June 3
Scandinavian Cultural Evening 7:30 p.m., usually at
Scandinavian Cultural Center, 240 Plymouth, Santa Cruz. See
special events calendar section for more info. Contact:
Michael or Ellen at <email@example.com>, (831)336-9972,
Nordic Footnotes 1st Saturday Scandinavian Dance Party
, 7:30 p.m. - midnight,
usually at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church
(Location may change), 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park,
California 94025. Entrance to parking lot is on Monte Rosa, just
off Sand Hill Road. Teaching session 7:30-8:30 pm
before party. Cost $8. For information and directions see http://sites.google.com/site/nordicfootnotes/home
or contact Jeanne and Henry
jsawyer@SawyerPartnership.com , Sarah Kirton (650)968-3126 firstname.lastname@example.org
,or Jim Little and Linda Persson (650) 323-2256
email@example.com. Summer house parties July 1 at Linda
and Jim's in Palo Alto, August 5 at Jeanne and Henry's in San Jose.
Second (or Third) Saturdays before the Second (or Third)
Open Sessions for Fiddlers, 2
- 5 pm afternoon before 2nd (or 3rd) Saturday dance at the home of
Fred Bialy, 1925 Hudson Street, El Cerrito, (510) 215-5974
or firstname.lastname@example.org . This is a practice session for the
Quarterly Second (or third) Saturday Scandinavian
Dance. Call ahead as meetings occasionally canceled or moved, and
times may vary.
Second (or Third) Saturdays Quarterly dates Feb 18, April 8, Oct. 14, Dec. 16, 2017
Scandia 2nd or 3rd Saturday Dance (note dates above) usually
at Oakland Nature Friends, 3115 Butters Dr., Oakland CA.
Highway 13 to Joaquin Miller Rd east to Butters Dr. Cost Feb
13 $10, April 9 $7. Musicians are encouraged to come and play.
Dance teaching 7:30-8:30 pm, dance 8:30- 11:00 pm. For information
call Jane and Frank Tripi at (510) 654-3636 or email@example.com . Location
may vary. Does not meet in January, February, June, July,
August, September or November.
Second Sundays monthly - not currently meeting
Bameleikkaring (Children's Norwegian Dance) classes,
1:30 - 3:30 pm, at Nordahl Hall, 580 W. Parr Ave.,
Los Gatos. Contact Ginny Hansen (925) 634-0266 firstname.lastname@example.org
(both location and day may change, so call ahead).
Scandia Camp Mendocino, Mendocino Woodlands CA
featuring music and dance of Valdres, Norway and music and dance
of Sweden. See http://scandiacampmendocino.org/
for information and registration.
JULY 10, 17
& 24, 2017 El Cerrito CA, MONDAYS
Basic Scandinavian Dancing skills practice
Skills practice for
beginning Scandia dancers, but experienced dancers are
encouraged to come & help those who are learning the
basics of Scandinavian turning dances.
Dinner break (pack in your own "sack dinner")
everything, including Beginners Skills Practice,
Valdres/Class workshop and Evening Dance Program.
money goes to musicians and venue rental)
Valdres Workshop & Practice, Eric Gjøvåg
Teaching & Review, Fred & Toby.
10 will include Malung review)
Dance Program, To include some live music.
We will spend the first 45-60 min. of each class in
July on Valdres, so that you can continue to practice what
you’ve learned and learn some new figures too! Please
let us know what additional dances you would like to have
We found some youtube videos of
Norwegians dancing Valdres, so you can see what the
natives look like……
(Scroll down below to find the links)
Hope to see you Monday night. We welcome
contributions for snacks, if able.
See you soon,
Fred & Toby
ps: It’s okay to
arrive early. (Nothing scheduled beforehand).
Hillside Community Church
1422 Navellier St.
(About 12 blocks from
El Cerrito Del Norte BART
For Mother Earth:
Please Carpool or BART if you can)
VALDRES SPRINGAR on Youtube:
Knut Arne and Friends
dancing Valdres on stage:
A “Wowie": 1st place
couple in Lanskappleik 2013 competition: Valdres
Springar Class B:
October 27-29, 2017
Camp Norge Folkedans Stevne, Alta, CA. Teaching
and teachers TBD. Info and registration http://ngls.net/folkedans-stevne/
For more info contact Zena Corcoran email@example.com or Meg
Last update 7/10/2017
Please email suggestions and
schedule contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org
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