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Skandia Folkdance Society offers different levels of folkdance classes plus special dances and workshops.





Dates and teachers:

Summer “dance practice sessions” at Phinney

There are still two summer dance practice sessions, or mini dances, coming up to keep those dance skills honed. Come to the Phinney Neighborhood Center, upper building, Room 2, on Wednesday evenings, August 6, and August 20, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Jennifer Roach will coach the August 6 session, and Larry Reinert will coach the August 20

The room will be open at 7 p.m., with the music scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. The format is dancing the dances taught during Skandia classes, not formal instruction—though the coach(es) will help remind folks of dances that may have slipped our minds. Dances may include schottis variants, Rørospols, hambo and other polskor, and requests.

Cost will be $6 per session for members ($8 for nonmembers), and the sessions will be open to all Scandinavian dancers, not just Skandia dance class students. This is not a series, so drop-ins are encouraged. Come out and get some exercise, retain your dance skills, and have fun!

—Nancy Neuerburg



Scandinavian Basics will resume in the Fall

Come join us at Phinney Neighborhood Center 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Room 2, upper building, Phinney Neighborhood Center, for six weeks of great instruction, great music, and lots of fun.

Skandia members - $48 for the series.
Non-members - $55 for the series.
Skandia members may drop-in to individual classes for $10. Package pricing only for nonmembers.

Bring a friend and show them how much fun Scandinavian dancing can be. Smooth-soled shoes are recommended. Minimum of eight participants. (information on dance shoes)

Skandia members who have attended a year of Basics classes, or have obtained instructor's permission, may attend Basics class on a single session fee basis.  Members should contact teachers beforehand, so that teachers can plan accordingly.  

The following exceptions may be made:
1. A new dancer may attend the first session of a six-week series on a trial basis, paying the appropriate fee.  This person will not be included in the minimum class count of 8 unless converted to a series participant.

2. Experienced dancers from out of the area may attend a Basics class on a per-session basis, paying the appropriate fee, with instructor's approval.

Dances from prior Basics classes this year will be reviewed and danced, such as hambo, schottis, waltz, snoa, basic polska, Røros Pols, gammaldans mixers, and more! The price for the six-week class series is $48 for members; $55 for nonmembers. Skandia members may drop-in to individual classes for $10. We hope to see you there!

—Emma Anderson

Phinney Neighborhood Center
Room 2, Blue upper building
7:30 pm to 9 pm
(See driving directions below)


Dates and teachers:
NO Classes currently scheduled









Beyond Basics meets for three-week sessions on Thursdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Beyond Basics classes are held at the Phinney Center in the lower building in Room 32. The cost is $40 for members and $48 for nonmembers. Students may drop-in to individual classes for $12  with advanced approval from the instructor. Questions? Contact Emma Anderson at


(information on dance shoes)
Phinney Neighborhood Ctr., Room 32 in the lower (Brick) building
6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, WA
(See driving directions below) & Yahoo Map




Skandia membership is no longer required, but there is a lower price for Skandia members. Skandia membership also brings with it reduced admission fees to all Skandia regular events and a monthly newsletter to keep you informed of both regular and special events.

Come with or without a partner.

For additional information, please call the Skandia Folkdance Society hotline, (425) 954-5262.

Glossary of Terms for traditional Nordic dances.


Driving Directions for dance classes:
Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle: from 1-5 northbound or southbound, take exit 172 (N. 85th St./Aurora Ave.); drive west on N. 85th about a mile; turn south onto Greenwood and go south 1 mile; turn left at 67th (where Greenwood doglegs east and becomes Phinney).

Yahoo Map


Dance Workshops





Music Workshops and Jams

Skandia jam

Don’t miss the last few opportunities—every balmy Sunday evening in August—to join Frank Brown’s Scandinavian jam, 7–9 p.m., 8756 21st Ave. NW, Seattle. Info:

—Laurel Stone