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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, October 7


At the First Friday dance on October 7, we are privileged to host Norway’s Naustedal Spelemannslag and a team of dancers (more than 50 folks, total!). At 7:30, Kirsten Friis, the group’s dance instructor, will teach Polka med Støyt and reinlender variations. See the accompanying article by Judy Patterson to learn more about this.

—Leslie Foley

Please join Skandia on Friday, October 7, for a one-of-akind dance evening. Norway’s Naustedal Spelemannslag and a team of dancers (more than 50 folks, total!) will up
the fun factor when they visit Skandia’s Third Friday dance at the Cedar Valley Grange. Admission is $10 for Skandia members and $15 for nonmembers.

Kirsten Friis, the group’s dance instructor, will teach Polka med Støyt and reinlender variations from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. After the class, Naustedal Spelemannslag will play for dancing.

This is your chance to mix and mingle with a talented group whose members share our love of Scandinavian music and dancing. They tell us that even the musicians like to dance, so don’t be shy about extending an invitation. Remember, the first warm greeting creates a long-lasting impression.

Seattle is the final stop on the group’s third U.S. tour, following visits to Minnesota, North Dakota, and Montana. On each tour, they’ve spent time in Seattle and Kent, WA, Naustedal’s sister city. However, this is their first opportunity to connect with Skandia.

This year’s touring group includes 10 hardingfele players, 10 accordionists, a guitar player, a bassist, 22 dancers, and 6 tour helpers. Let’s welcome these travelers on their last night in the U.S. and create a great celebration!

The Spelemannslag began in 1954. You’ll find more information on their website, Facebook, and YouTube (listed as Naustedal on their site, but “Naustdal” on maps). Better yet, come meet them in person and enjoy a dance.

—Judy Patterson

 


Third Friday Dance, October 21


The Third Friday dance will feature three Seattle groups: Hale Bill & the Bopps, Fiol Glädje, and a nyckelharpa trio with Bart Brashers, Leslie Foley, and Anna Abraham.
Excellent dancing fun for everybody! Larry Reinert and partner will teach the class before the dance.

—Leslie Foley

 

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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