- Sundays (Port Angeles) Regular Sunday dance.
Scandinavian and ballroom dancing Sundays, 7–9 p.m. Scandia Hall at 131 W 5th St., Port Angeles, WA. Donations taken at the door. Info: Sandy or Paul, (360) 457-7035 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mondays (Poulsbo) Scandinavian dance instruction, 7–9 p.m., at the Sons of Norway Hall, 18891 Front Street. Partners not required. Monetary donations joyfully accepted. Other December Monday events include the Lucia party, 6 p.m. on the 14th; and the party dance, 7 p.m. on the 21st. Bring a treat to share, your dance shoes, and your enthusiasm. Info: Laurel at (360) 876-8907 or Julie at (360) 394-9698.
- Mondays (Portland) Norske Runddansere Scandinavian Folkdance. We dance and teach couple and circle dances and lively mixers from all five Scandinavian countries. We meet at Scandinavian Heritage Foundation’s Nordia House at 8800 SW Oleson Rd., Portland, OR 97223. Regular admission is $4; first dance free, and free for students; $50 for
annual membership. Everyone is welcome! Please bring separate indoor dancing shoes. Lessons every Monday, 7:30–8:30 p.m., fall–spring. Open request dance year-round. Info: Newgards, (503) 636–7509 or email@example.com. Website: www.norskerunddansere.org
- Wednesdays, (Burnaby, B.C.) Scandinavian dance. Weekly teaching & request dancing to recorded music from September through April, with time off around Christmas. Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St., 7:30–10 p.m., $8.
Second Wednesdays are live music nights at an alternate location; see www.vcn.bc.ca/scandi for the venue and details. Info: Judith, (604) 526-4722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 11/22 (Mt. Vernon) VASA Mount Vernon, 4th Sunday dance. Live music by Gammeldansk of Vancouver B.C. Dancing from 2 to 5 p.m., with a break for ice cream sundaes and snacks. $9; $4 for VASA
members. Also, a beginner/intermediate lesson will be given from 12 to 1:30 p.m., $5 per person.
- 11/28 (Tacoma) Scandinavian Dance with Sons of
Norway, 7–10:30 p.m. Music by Nordic Exposure. Learn or review waltz with Laurel Stone and Don Lorimor at 7 p.m. Dance, 8–10:30 p.m. Scandinavian couple dances. Circle and mixer dances reviewed. No partner needed. Normanna Hall, 1106 S. 15th St. (corner of 15th and M L King St. Tacoma). $10 for adults; $7 for Sons of Norway--Norden 2
members ($10 for Norden 2 couples); $5 for non-dancers; students and children, free. Info: (253) 759-3731 or email@example.com.
- 12/5 (Bothell) 2015 Annual Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner, 12 noon–6 p.m. The dinner includes lutefisk, meatballs, boiled potatoes, coleslaw, lefse and ice cream and cookies. Free parking. Reservations not required. $23; children 12 years and under, $8; children under age 5, free. Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell WA. Info: (425) 485-9085 or www.bothellsonsofnorway.org.
- 12/6 (Seattle) Swedish pancake breakfast. Live music, dancing, and authentic Swedish pancakes, with ham, lingonberries, and all the fixin’s. Music by Richard Svensson & Bjarne Jacobsen, Seattle Scandia Spelmanslag, and Smilin’ Scandinavians. $9; SCC members, $7; children ages 5–12, $5. 8 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N.
- 12/8 (Bellingham) Sibelius 150th Anniversary Concert, 7 p.m. $20; students and children, $10. Mt. Baker Theatre, 104 Commercial St., Bellingham. Info: (360) 734-6080 or www.mountbakertheatre.com.
- 12/11 (Seattle) Live music Marissa and Kris and Scandinavian dances at the Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N., 8–10:30 p.m. $10; less for Swedish Club members.
- 12/12–13 (Portland) Norske Runddansere’s 27th Annual Snoball. (Overnight stay optional.) Scandinavian folk dancing, with music by Skolkis. At Mazama Lodge on Mount Hood, Oregon. Catered dinner at 5 p.m.; dancing starting at 7:30 p.m. $40 for dinner and dance ($85 if staying overnight). Last day to register: December 9. Norske Runddansere, Leikarringen, and Mazama members save $5. Info: norskerunddansere.org, or Veronika Newgard at (503) 636-7509 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 12/13 (Seattle) Traditional Lucia service, Sunday evening at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2400 NW 85th St, Seattle. Live music and dancing after the service. Call (206) 783-7900 for exact times.
- 12/19 (Bothell) Sons of Norway dance. Music by Sylvia (Ya Sure Ya Betcha Band), 7–10 p.m. Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell.
Info: Ken & Freda Howard, (425) 672-4508.
- 12/26 (Tacoma) Scandinavian Dance with Sons of Norway, 7–10:30 p.m. Music by Sprita Ut, featuring nyckelharpa and fiddle. Learn or review snoa with Don Meyers and Kathi Ploeger at 7 p.m. Dance, 8–10:30 p.m. Scandinavian couple dances. Circle and mixer dances reviewed. No partner needed. Normanna Hall, 1106 S. 15th St. (corner of 15th and M L King St. Tacoma). $10 for adults. $7 for Sons of Norway Lodge #2 members. $5 for non-dancers. Students and children, free. Info: (253) 759-3731 or email@example.com.
- 1/8 (Seattle) Dance party with the talented fiddler Bruce Sagan! 8–10:30 p.m.; requested donation: $10. Walsh and Patterson dance hall in North Beach (N. of Ballard, W. of Crown Hill). Skandia members and friends welcome. Call (206) 784-8959 to RSVP and get driving directions.
- 1/14–2/11, 2016 (Kirkland) Skandia Basics on Thursdays in Kirkland. 7:30 p.m., Peter Kirk Center. Call (425) 587-2226 to register.
- 1/6–2/10, 2016 (Seattle) Skandia Basics with Jerry Walsh & Judy Patterson.
- 1/24 (Mt. Vernon) VASA Mount Vernon, 4th Sunday dance. Live music by the Sammenspil Folk Dance Band of Vancouver, B.C. More info later.
- 2/25–3/24 2016 (Kirkland) Skandia Basics on Thursdays in Kirkland. 7:30 p.m., Peter Kirk Center. Call (425) 587-2226 to register.
- 2/5–6, 2016 (Lynnwood) Vinterdans, Cedar Valley Grange. Details TBA.
- 5/13–16, 2016 Springdans Northwest. (Change of date for 2016 only.)
Email Scandinavian events items to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send by surface mail (typed only ) to Kathy D. Bruni, Skandia Newsletter, 14805 NE 177th St., Woodinville, WA 98072-6223. Items for the January issue must arrive by 10 December. Please include date, time, cost, location, contact phone number, and/or email address. For changes or updates to web site items please email the Skandia Webmaster. Priority is given to local Scandinavian dance and music events