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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, May 6

We are very pleased that Gammel Dansk, one of our favorite groups, will be joining us for the evening. With their tight ensemble playing and varied sound, they have long been welcome visitors from the North! And don’t miss the teaching before the dance; you will get a chance to brush up on (or learn) the delightful Åtabakspolska from the Föllinge area of Jämtland, taught by Larry Reinert and Elaine Mathies.

—Bob Hamilton



Third Friday Dance, May 20

What a great lineup we have for this dance! The evening will start with the Lilla Spelmanslag and their great sound for your enjoyment. And then...did you know that the University is our friend? Why? Because Ben Teitelbaum, the talented nyckelharpist from Boulder, Colorado, is here for a conference in May, and that means he can play for our dance! Ben will be joined by local musician friends to provide us with a set full of fantastic music. And the popular duo of Jerry Walsh and Judy Patterson will teach the Mazurka från Eda before the dance, so you will have a full evening of great fun ahead of you! Don’t miss it!

—Bob Hamilton

Third Friday teaching features mazurka!

Jerry Walsh and Judy Patterson will teach Mazurka från Eda, a lively Swedish dance, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 20. If your mind goes blank and your feet can’t move when you hear the word “mazurka,” this class is for you. Or, if you’re a mazurka berserker, come add another nifty version to your repertoire. Swedish mazurkas are done to peppy 3/4-time music, and this one hails from the province of Värmland “out west” in Sweden. You’ll also find dances by that name (and various spellings) in Finland and Norway. Beware, though: the character of the dance and music vary greatly by country.

—Judy Patterson


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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