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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, September 4

Our First Friday Dance opens with the fiddle/guitar duo of Irene Myers and John Peekstok, playing a variety of tunes to get your dance groove on. Irene will also play some favorite tunes for dancers to review the Springleik fra Vågå that will have been taught a few days earlier at the Northwest Spelmänsstämma on August 29th.

The music continues with a new project called the Intergenerational Band. The future is now! Young musicians can be disciplined and dedicated! Old musicians can be lively and fun! Stereotypes will be smashed! Players with a diverse range of age and experience will be represented by students of Leslie Foley and Martha Levenson, along with Leslie, Martha, and members of various generations of the Skandia music scene.

—Chris Dunkle

Third Friday Dance, September 18

Skandia’s Third Friday Dance features the joyful sound of Olympia’s Nordic Exposure, the fine Norwegian gammeldans band from Olympia, playing a variety of gammaldans and mixers, with some polskor thrown in. They play a style that’s infectiously danceable, with a delightful mix of something for everyone, so be sure to come, no matter what your dancing level is.

Ever since Ernst Grip came to Seattle from Föllinge in Jämtland, Sweden, the dance and music from that area have been favorites with dancers and musicians alike. Judy
Patterson and Jerry Walsh will be teaching the slower, smooth Åtabakspolska at 7:30 pm on Friday, September 18.

—Chris Dunkle


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

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