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First and Third Fridays of each month
TIME:: Teaching 7:30 - 8:30, Open dancing 8:30 - 11:00
LOCATION: Cedar Valley Grange, 20526-52nd Ave. West, Lynnwood Yahoo Map

Skandia members, $10; nonmembers, $15; kids, free


First Friday Dance, May 1

Tonight’s a double treat! We don’t get to hear the duo MCnotSquare very often, and tonight they will have special guest Chris Dunkle joining them, so you can look forward to some really great tunes. Just as delightful, and also rare (but we are working on changing that!), we’ll get to have a set of hardanger fiddle tunes played by Rachel Nesvig.

Rachel plays a lot of gammaldans, as well as springar tunes, so you’ll get a chance to dance to hardanger music no matter what your repertoire is. Teaching before the dance will be Don and Kathi with the lively Vingelvals from Jämtland. Teaching starts at 7:30 p.m., and the dance goes from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; don’t miss it!

—Bob Hamilton

Third Friday Dance, April 17

The big sound of Skandia Kapell will grace our dance hall this evening, so don’t miss it! As always, we are delighted to have Kapell play and fill the hall with their great sound. As a bonus, you’ll get to hear the exquisite duo Paradocs (Nancy Morrison and Ellen Weijsman, and yes, they both have their PhD) for a set, as well, so it will be a highly educated and entertaining evening! Teaching before the dance will be by Frank Brown and Elaine Murikami; they will cover some delightful Danish set dances, which will give you a chance to get extra sociable. Don’t miss a fine evening!

Teaching starts at 7:30 p.m., and the dance goes from 8:30 to 11 p.m. See you there!

—Bob Hamilton


Driving directions to Cedar Valley Grange.....
From I-5, take exit 179 (northbound or southbound). Drive east on 220th to the stop sign at 52nd, then a short mile north to the Cedar Valley Grange on your left.
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Fifth Saturday Dance, May 30

It’s a party! The Fifth Saturday dance on May 30 celebrates community across skill levels and generations! Held at the LDS Meeting House in Shoreline, this dance is a wonderful opportunity for new dancers and those with experience alike.

Allspice brings its unique blend of mixers, gammaldans, and polskor for your dancing pleasure. The evening will begin with dances easily accessible to those with less
experience, and more challenging dances will be reserved for later in the evening.

In addition, The Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag will be releasing its first CD, titled Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag—Live!, at the dance. Recorded live during the Skandia Ball and house concerts, these young musicians bring their youthful joy to the dance floor through their music. CDs will be available for sale for $15.

Entry to the dance is by a suggested donation of $10 per person (kids get in free). Bring a dessert or snack to share, your dance shoes, and several friends, and join us for a fun evening of dancing and celebration! The dance runs from 7–10 p.m. (no class beforehand).

The LDS Meeting House is located at 14901 30th Ave. N.E., Shoreline, WA 98000. From NE 145th Street, turn north on either 28th Ave. NE or 30th Ave. NE, and continue until you see the meeting house, approximately two blocks north. There is plentiful parking, accessible from both sides.

—Martha Levenson