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, March 7
International favorite Gammel Dansk will travel from Canada to play rousing music for this evening’s dance from 8:30 to 11 pm. Rumor has it there might be a Danish dance or two somewhere on the set list. Teachers Judy Patterson and Jerry Walsh will lead us in Fyrpolska fran Vikbolandet at 7:30.
March 7: Fyrpolska from Vikbolandet
Friday, March 7, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Judy Patterson and Jerry Walsh teach Fyrpolska from Vikbolandet, a lively set dance from Östergötland, Sweden. The dance is typically done to catchy 16th-note music and features a nifty traveling step that gives each foursome great drive. This dance was taught at Springdans NW last year, so if you bought a DVD, check out the footage of Swedish teachers in action and prepare to have fun!
Third Friday Dance, February 21
Vinterdansen: Come one, come all to this festive gala dance! From 8 to 11 p.m., musicians will cast the best of spells for dancing in the gaily bedecked hall. Music by Bruce Sagan and friends (Paradocs, Skolkis, Irene Myers, and Peter Michaelsen). Skandia members, $12, non-members, $15. Tasty food and treats await you!
Third Friday Dance, March 21
The evening will begin at 7:30 p.m. with schottis variations taught by Pat Pi and Art Hare. At 8:30, Nordleik—Jane Landstra and Ken Embry from Poulsbo—weave their lovely harmonies through a variety of lively traditional and new tunes. The evening concludes with music by Seattle Skandia Spelmanslag.
March 21: schottis, skottis, schottische
Variety is the spice of life, and however you spell or pronounce this timeless dance, the schottis can be relaxing and hypnotic, fast and invigorating, or something in between. The teaching preceding the third Friday dance will focus on schottis variations. Several dancers will demonstrate favorite schottis variations, while Art Hare and Pat Pi’s commentary will unravel the mystery of “How do they do that?” As of press time, the ambitious line-up of dances to be taught includes schottises from Kallhäll, Stigtomta, and Oviken, plus one commonly referred to as “the pretzel.” Teaching starts at 7:30.
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 Scheduled)
Directions to Epiphany Chapel......
From Highway 520, take the Montlake exit, cross 24th St to Lake Washington Blvd, and drive through the Arboretum. Cross Madison at the light and continue to 32nd Ave (marked by a yellow fire light). Turn right on 32nd; go down the hill past Martin Luther King Jr. School, and up the other side. At the “Do Not Enter” sign, take a sharp left turn uphill onto East Denny Way. At the top of the hill (34th Ave), bear left. The church is on the right side of Denny between 37th and 38th Aves; the address is 1805 38th Ave. The dance hall is on the second floor. Take the walkway past the church parking lot, and go to the second building on your left. Yahoo Map