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.
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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 January 20th, 2019
Hello dance friends,
Hope you made it last week as we danced the end of the holiday season to the sounds of Fossegrimen. I thought it was a lot of fun. And thanks to all who brought treats for us to enjoy.
Our teaching restarts this week with David Charlebois, a fine teacher and dancer from California, teaching Gammalpolska fr. Föllinge. This will build on the Swedish Gammalpolska you learned in December and add some new parts specific to the village of Föllinge. Master sound person and musician Carl will be running the laptop, providing tunes for teaching and all your requested dances. And I expect Kim and other musicians will probably drop by to lend their abilities and instruments to a few tunes as well.
Remember that teaching starts right at 7:15pm, so aim to arrive by 7pm so you can have time to sign in and change into your dance shoes.
Scandinavian dancing takes place almost every Monday night, 7:15 PM to 9:30 PM at Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Rd. in Portland, Oregon.
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