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, and that masking is now optional. 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!
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 12.4.2023
Hello dance friends,
At Nordia House we’ll be staying with the Norwegian dance culture this week. Telegangar -- a Gangar from the region of Telemark -- in the broadest terms is a walking dance. But a walking dance with figures and a wide range of complexity. In even its basic introductory form it is a perfectly fine and lovely dance that a beginning dancer can enjoy. And as your knowledge and skills develop, you’ll find joy with additional free-form figures to add.
This is a splendid dance, and the accompanying music can be a driving force. We are fortunate to have Joan Bennett and John Scott guiding us through this very interesting dance.
Don’t be late for this lesson which begins promptly at 7:15 pm. And after the teaching we will have open dancing at 8:15 pm with music by our terrific local musicians. And remember, they are not paid so be sure to let them know they are appreciated.
See you there !
Goat Market November 25 (Come and dance! See Flyer Here. More Info 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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