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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:

Basics class: January 4 to Feburary 8

Basics class fetes feet— don’t miss the fun!

Jerry Walsh and I will teach the Wednesday Basics Class, January 4 through February 8, 2017. Continuing students, come learn or polish your hambo and pols skills; to newcomers, we extend a hearty “welcome!” We can’t wait to start you on your dance adventure.

Please bring friends, shoes that turn easily, and a ready smile. The course fee is $48 for members, $55 for nonmembers. Class time is 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle , room 2, upper building.

—Judy Patterson


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.

(information on dance shoes)

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).

 


 

BEYOND BASICS:

Beyond Basics Class: Thursdays, January 5 to January 26

January’s Beyond Basics dance classes feature the versatile Hambo and Backmes from Lillhärdal. This is a charming dance that offers a calm version of the standard hambo along with a polketterring and bakmes to keep things interesting. You’ll enjoy doing this attractive dance when the hambo is played. In addition, teachers Larry Reinert and Elaine Mathies will review dances taught in the fall, including Boda polska, Polska and Bakmes from Klarälvsdalen, and Gammalpolska Föllinge. Recharge your spirit in January with these dance party favorites. Join Elaine and Larry at the Phinney Neighborhood Center.

Class meets in the lower building of the Phinney Neighborhood Center, Room 32, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Skandia members, $40; nonmembers, $48.

—Elaine Mathies

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).


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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 Workshops and Practices

 

 

 


Music Workshops and Jams

Skandia music jam

SKANDIA JAM. The first jam of the New Year has something for everyone—musicians, dancers, and listeners! The fun starts at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 7, and continues until noon. Your hosts for this event are Jerry Walsh and Judy Patterson. For the address or more information, please email info@skandia-folkdance.org or call our hotline at (425) 954-5262. Bring your instrument, your dance shoes, and a yummy snack to share if you like please contact music@skandia-folkdance.org.

—Martha Levenson