We are a recreational group dedicated to enjoying and teaching traditional Scandinavian dance. We dance and teach couple dances and lively mixers from all five Nordic countries. Each Monday typically brings out 30 or more dancers of all abilities. We dance at Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland. Click here for map.
Annual General Meeting: Monday March 9th, 7:30-8pm. Annual financial report and election of new officers and board members. Location in the conference room at Nordia House with dance to follow in the Great Hall.
NNW Town Hall: Please come and voice your opinion about the future of NNW (and it's interactions with partner Nordic organizations like ours). Thursday March 12th, 10 am and 6:30 pm, Nordia House. Also, please fill out their survey and advocate for the interests of Norske Runddansere as you see them: https://www.nordicnorthwest.org/workingtownhalls
Visit our Facebook page for more photos, videos and other cool stuff! Scroll through the live feed below! No need to belong to Facebook. Click the the box below to see more about particular items.
Everyone is Welcome!
Norske Runddansere does not discriminate. Anyone is welcome to join us- all you need is a willingness to give it a try.
Why? Our membership fees are just almost enough to meet our expenses. Our rent went up very significantly this year, so we still have a donation jar on the entry table. If your budget allows, would you please consider adding a little extra to your membership dues? If you can help, we thank you so very much!
We also have our own teaching DVDs for sale (set of two for $10) and our sturdy shoe bags for $10 each if you want to contribute that way!
Happening Through April 30th, 2020
Alert: Dance Friends, Please Take Note!
NR dance family,
The NR Officers and Board, in line with the Oregon Governor's recommendations, have decided to suspend Monday night dancing through the end of April.
Toward the end of April the Officers and Board will re-evaluate the health and safety situation and make a decision about May. At that time we will send another message to let you know about the decision. It will also be posted on our website.
Please stay safe, stay active, and follow the guidelines (Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control) to protect yourselves from the virus as best you can.
The NR quarterly board meeting will be held as scheduled on April 14th, but will be a online meeting with everyone participating from their own homes. Board members and officers will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link and phone number. We'll start gathering about 7pm to get it all working and greet each other, and the meeting will start at 7:30pm. Since all NR members are invited to attend, if you are interested, reply and we will send you the meeting link or phone number.
The Norske Runddansere Officers
- Deborah Small, President
- Michelle Steg-Geltner, Vice President
- Sandra Miller, Secretary
- Shani Fox, Treasurer
Weekly Dances - Lessons!
Monday dances: September-May there is a lesson from 7:15 to 8:15pm, with open request dancing to 9:30. Summer Monday dances start at 7:15, but there are no lessons in summer. There is also usually some warm-up time from 7:00-7:15. Drop-in admission is $7 per person or see below about yearly memberships. There is a student discount (up to age 25).
Become a Member - It's a Great Deal
Annual memberships are available. The fiscal year starts October 1st at a rate of $100. That's still only about $2.25 per dance if you attend them all, which is a great deal! In January our pro-rate schedule begins, and we also have other special discounts for those who need it, like students. It's never too late to join and start saving. Get a membership application here.
Thank You Musicians and DJs!
A big thanks to those who play tunes for us every Monday!
For more information...
Call Jerry or Veronika Newgard 503-636-7509 (leave a message) or email@example.com