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

 

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SCANDINAVIAN BASICS:

Dates and teachers:

May 13 through June 17, 7:30-9 p.m.

Phinney Neighborhood Center, upper building, room 2

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

Cost:
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.

Basics classes continue into June, with Barbara Budd and Larry Reinert teaching Hambo med Vals, Knut Arne Reinlender, polka, and maybe svæv, if there’s time. Classes are at the Phinney Neighborhood Center on Wednesdays, in the big blue building. The last class will be June 17th, in room 7, which is a dance practice open to all.

But, just because classes are done for the summer doesn’t mean that we are done dancing. Be sure not to miss out on the Skandia Dance Practices; the June 17th class/practice and the summer practices will be in room 7. The larger classroom has lots of room for musicians who want to come and play for the class or the Dance Practices. The rooms are reserved from 7 to 9 p.m., with the Basics class starting at 7:30 p.m. The Dance Practices will start around 7:15 p.m. Summer Dance Practices, on Wednesdays, 7/8, 7/22, 8/12, and 8/26, are in Room 7. Make sure to get them in your calendar.

Dance practice at the end of May

Don’t forget: A practice session is scheduled at the Phinney Neighborhood Center on Thursday, May 28, 7:15–9 p.m. We will be in room 2, upper building. This dance practice session targets Finnskogpols, Slängpolska, Senpolska från Torp, Bondpolska från Överhärde, and Hambo från Oviken.

—Jennifer Roach

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. 

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.

For more information, please contact: frankbrownjr@hotmail.com.

(information on dance shoes)


BEYOND BASICS:

Dates and teachers:

No classes currently scheduled

 

 

 


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

Price for the series: $40; nonmembers, $48.

Tom and Bonnie Berglund teaching Bondpolska från Överhärde and Bingsjö variations

(information on dance shoes)


 

BEST RESULTS ARE OBTAINED WHEN THE STUDENT ATTENDS EVERY LESSON OF THE SERIES


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.

Dance Instructors' Teaching Schedule January - June 2015


Dance Workshops

New Targeted Dance Practice Session, May 28

Skandia’s next Targeted Dance Practice event will be held on May 28th. This new type of Skandia event focuses on a handful of specific dances for an evening of dancing and practice. Dances will be reviewed briefly, but the sessions do not have an instructor.

This dance practice session targets Finnskogpols, Slängpolska (being taught in the Beyond Basics series ending May 21st), Senpolska från Torp, Bondpolska från Överhärde, and Hambo från Oviken. This practice session is scheduled at the Phinney Neighborhood Center on Thursday, May 28th, 7:15–9 p.m. We will be in room #2, upper building, where the Basics classes are held. The room will be open at 7 p.m., with the music scheduled to start at 7:15 p.m.

The cost is $7 for Skandia members and $10 for nonmembers. We’ll have fun and hone our skills. If you have other dances that you would like to practice at a future Targeted Dance Practice Session, send your suggestions to DanceCommittee @Skandia-folkdance.org.

—Nancy Neuerburg

 


Music Workshops and Jams

Jams abound!

Summer jams abound! Check out the variety of offerings and locations. Remember, jams are open to anyone who would like to attend, and are a great way to get some new tunes. Feel free to bring a recording device for those juicy tunes you have not yet learned.

In June, the first Saturday Jam, from 9:30 to noon on Saturday, June 6, is hosted by Mary Douglas. As a new Skandia member, this is Mary’s first hosting opportunity. Bring your instrument, a friend, a treat to share, and plan to play some hot tunes! Mary’s home is at 2016 6th Ave. NW in Seattle. If the weather is good, the jam may be outdoors. Need directions? Call (206) 755-3170.

Summer Sunday jams are coming! Once again hosted by Frank Brown and Elaine Murakami at their Ballard home, the first Summer Sunday Jam will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 12. There will be lots of great Scandinavian music to enjoy, and, weather permitting, the jam will happen out on the patio! If you have questions or need directions, contact Frank at frankbrownjr@hotmail.com.

How about a fun afternoon on the Peninsula? Peter and Karen Michaelsen host a special jam at their home in Port Townsend. On Saturday, August 1, all musicians are invited to bring their instruments, a potluck dish, and beverages of their choice, and join the fun! Music kicks off at 2 p.m., with dinner around 6 p.m. There is the opportunity for more music after supper. Details will follow in the next newsletter, but mark your calendar now!

—Martha Levenson