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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, July 1

Kick off the Fourth of July weekend at Skandia’s First Friday Dance on Friday, July 1. The evening’s dance instruction features Sprättmasurka, taught by Pat Pi and Pat McMonagle. The Sprättmasurka is part of the bouncy polka mazurka family of dances found all around the Baltic. More than Scandinavians can enjoy this Swedish and Finnish dance. After the lesson, dance to the sounds of Tinnfelen, serving up a variety of tunes for your dancing pleasure.

—Martha Levenson

Third Friday Dance, July 15

On July 15, the third Friday, Don Meyers and Kathi Ploeger will teach Stigvals from Övreklarälvsdalen, Teaching is at 7:30, with dancing at 8:30. The dance opens with the talented trio Sprida Ut. They are followed by the Bokpojkarna, Peter Michaelsen and Joe Finn.

—Martha Levenson

Stigvals from Övre Klarälvsdalen on July 15

This dance from Värmland in Sweden is also known as “Nigvals från Övre Klarälvsdalen och Övre Fryksdalen.” Done to a slow waltz tempo, the dance has a gentle lilt that will give a lift to your dance. Come join Don Meyers and Kathi Ploeger on July 15 to learn or review this lovely waltz variant.

—Kathi Ploeger


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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Bonus: Fifth Friday Dance, July 29

Have fun dancing on a Fifth Friday at the Cedar Valley Grange from 8 to 10 p.m. (no lesson tonight).
The dance will use recorded music, but perhaps a jam session, too, so bring your instruments and your dance shoes.

Frank Brown and Elaine Murakami will MC the dance. Entry is by donation.

—Elaine Murakami