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.
Note: Updated Covid Protocols!
The Norske Runddansere Board has determined that for NR events, we will now welcome anyone with either a vaccination/booster or day-of event negative covid test. See our Covid page for full protocols.
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A number of superb live dance workshops are back this summer, and they’re now open for registration. You’ll find them listed here. Then, as we prepare for the new teaching sessions you will be promptly informed.
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Thank You Musicians and DJs!
A big thanks to those who play tunes for us every Monday! We’re looking for people who want to fill the vital role of DJ for our dance evenings. Training will be provided if you’re new to this role. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested…and our heartfelt gratitude in advance!
Donations Welcome (click here)
Why? Our membership fees are just almost enough to meet our expenses. Our rent went up very significantly a couple of years ago, and we will 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! (click here)
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.
Happening this week 6.5.2023
Hello dance friends,
This has been a busy and exciting season of dance at NR as we ease out of the COVID mode. We’ve covered a good number of good dances. I look forward to the day we can don the masks and see each other’s smiling face that comes from the joy of dance.
As we wind down our season of teaching the next two weeks will focus on taking a second look at the dances covered since the beginning of the year.
The review is limited to those teachers who are available, so we’re unable to cover all of the dances taught. We do what we can and we’ll do our best. This first week this will feature those three dances taught by Dave Charlebois. Those would be Mellparing, Atabaks polska and Gammalpolska. And Finnskogpols will be reviewed by Allen and Juanita.
We’ll enjoy the talent of our musicians who play for us every week. We are so fortunate that they are willing to provide an exceptional atmosphere for our pleasure.
As always, soft-soled shoes work best for these dances. So pack them up and come join us at 7:15 pm at Nordia House. We’ll be pleased to see you there.
Well-fitting masks are still required for all NR dance events, plus one of the following: proof of vaccination including booster OR proof of a day-of-event negative Covid test.www.norskerunddansere.org/covid_protocols.html
June 12: Pre-dance Potluck Picnic at the home of Deb Kelly! We’ll celebrate the wrap-up of our teaching season with a warm get-together before the evening dance. 4 pm; further details below:
Become a Member (click here)
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. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Notice To Our Current Members:
Thank you for your continued loyalty and support of our group. The Board continues to look for ways to stay in touch with you all, and to monitor state guidelines for safe gatherings in the future.
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