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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Happening May 13th, 2019
Hello dance friends - Time to Hambo!
That birthday ball last week went off very well. Some fine, talented musicians played livening up the evening for an enthusiastic family of dancers.
This week will be another special that we hold on a regular basis. Our event we call Hambo Fest takes place this Monday and begins at 7:30 pm. There is an hour of instruction from the bottom up and then our host, Bill Hoyland, will focus on this dance for the remainder of the evening.
Sometimes referred to as the national dance of Sweden, Hambo is a graceful, lively turning, twirling partner dance. Everybody likes Hambo. There always seems to be interest in this dance It is even seen with some regularity at contra dances. Teachers will be Allen and Kim.
As you may know, we are located at Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Road in Portland. Come earlier if you like. Bring a friend, bring a neighbor, bring a neighbor’s friend. We’ll be looking for you!
Lessons begin promptly at 7:30, and you don’t want to be late. The initial steps are critical to your success in learning Hambo. If you’re snoozing, you’re losing….out.
Monday dances: September-May there is a free lesson from 7:30 to 8:30, with open request dancing to 10pm. Summer Monday dances start at 7:30, but there are no lessons in summer. There is also usually some warm-up time from 7:00-7:30. Admission is $5 per person or see below about yearly memberships.
Become a Member - It's a Great Deal
Memberships are now pro-rated at $25 for the rest of the fiscal year. That means you get in to all lessons and dances at no additional cost through September 30th. (The full year starting October 1st is $60). This is a fabulous dance deal, at a little more than $1/week. It's never to late to join and start saving.
Thank You Musicians and DJs!
A big thanks to those who play tunes for us every Monday!
Why? These days our membership fees are just almost enough to meet our expenses. We didn't want to raise them this year, so we're putting a donation jar on the entry table and hoping for the best! If you can help, thank you!
We also have our own teaching DVDs for sale (set of two for $10) and our new sturdy shoe bags for $10 each if you want to contribute that way!
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.
For more information...
Call Jerry or Veronika Newgard 503-636-7509 (leave a message) or firstname.lastname@example.org