It’s coming—Skandia’s 25th
April 14 - 17, 2017 Seabeck, WA
Springdans Northwest presents dances and music from Jämtland, Sweden,
- Dancers: Britt-Marie Olsson, Sven Olsson
- Musicians: Mats Andersson, Ulf Andersson, Nils Andersson, Anders Hälström
Springdans NW celebrates its 25th camp with a stellar lineup of instructors. Skilled dance teachers Britt-Marie and Sven Olsson will teach dances from Jämtland, Sweden, which was the focus region for the first Springdans. Come learn a joyful mix of gentle, graceful polskor and other dances whose music will inspire you to kick up your heels.
The Olssons have taught for decades in Europe and the U.S., and they are recognized experts and accomplished teachers. For many years, Sven has been a judge at Polskmärkes Uppdansningen, Sweden’s annual dance testing process.
Three Swedish riksspelmän— fiddlers Mats Andersson, Ulf Andersson, and Anders Hälström—will play joyous Jämtland music along with bassist Nils Andersson. Mats and Ulf were the musicians at the inaugural Springdans in 1993. They, as well as Anders, teach at the popular Föllingeveckan camp; Nils is a professional musician. This quartet has two great CDs to their credit, “Andströms,” and “Andströms egen.” Mats and Ulf play together on the CDs “Ske Ma Dans” and “Nu Dans Ma.”
Springdans takes place at the charming Seabeck Conference Center, located on scenic Hood Canal in Washington state. You’ll dance on the new oak floor in the Meeting House, built in 1856, and stay in a variety of comfortable accommodations, new and remodeled.