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, October 2
The first Friday dance on October 2 will feature the music
of Skolkis, an energetic quartet composed of EJ Landsman,
Emma Anderson, Vicki Watt Warshaw, and Martha Levenson,
in two full hours of dance music not to be missed. Zipping
the two halves of the dance together will be a small swarm
of nyckelharpists playing a half-hour break set. Who can
resist? In the workshop prior to the dance, at 7:30, Larry
Reinert and Nancy Neuerburg teach Hyfs.
We are bringing back the fun and lively Hyfs, a dance from Föllinge in Jämtland, Sweden, for the Friday, October 2nd dance class from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Hyfs, which is a great choice for dancing to many polka tunes, was introduced in January. This class will be a great opportunity to help cement Hyfs into your dance repertoire. Also, the dance gives your feet more practice with one of the steps, the Bakmes from Kall, which we had fun learning in August as a part of the dance Schottis and Bakmes from Kall.
Both leads and follows learn the same steps; they are just
done a little off-set, so you can do it with any partner.
Please join Larry Reinert and Nancy Neuerburg on October
2nd for an opportunity to learn and dance Hyfs.
Third Friday Dance, October 16
The third Friday dance on October 16 will feature a visiting
band from Sweden that will also be playing at the Skandia
Ball on the 17th. What a lucky treat for all of us! They will
play two long sets on the 16th, with a half-hour break set by
Fiol Glädje—Irene Myers, Bob Hamilton, and Leslie
Foley—to give you a taste of that all-fiddle sound. To make
all of it even more fun, schottis variations will be taught in
the pre-dance workshop at 7:30.
On Friday, October 16, join Jerry Walsh and Judy Patterson
for a pre-dance schottis variations class from 7:30 to 8:30
p.m. The timing is perfect—just a day before the Skandia
Ball. Bring friends, relatives, your dog groomer (bathed and
free of animal dander, please) and come master some new
moves. The one-hour session will warm you up for the
dance that follows, featuring guest Swedish musicians. See
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.
No dance is currently scheduled.