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. News: The NR Board has voted to resume dancing and teaching on September 13, 2021, for folks with proof of vaccination only at this time. Stay tuned for details of requirements to attend. We are very much looking forward to getting together again, to learn, and remember dances! We dance at Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland. Click here for map.
Stay tuned as we plan our next event!
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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.
Notice To Our Current Members:
At our last online meeting the Board voted unanimously to extend all current memberships through September 30, 2021, as we have been unable to dance since March of 2020. I know this is a little late, but with so many things happening lately, sending out a general notice fell through the cracks.
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.
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!
Message from the President 7/19/2021
To all our Norske Runddansere friends,
Great news! We are planning on opening our doors to dancing!
Our Monday lessons/dancing are scheduled to start for the year 2021-22 on September 13, 2021. Lessons begin at 7:15pm, followed by dancing until 9:15pm. So, dust off your dancing shoes, limber up those muscles, and plan to join us once again.
We are currently developing the list of dances to be taught, so stay tuned. We will put them on our website soon.
Members and drop-ins are welcome at our lessons/dance. However, we will be implementing some cautionary regulations for all attendees as COVID is still very real, and we want to provide a safe environment for you all.
You must be fully vaccinated to attend our sessions, and you will be asked to provide verification that you have done so. You will only have to do this once as we will keep track for your convenience. Once you have attended one of our events (including the July picnic at NNW’s Fogelbo venue) you will not have to show your verification again. There will be hand sanitizer available. All are encouraged to use it while dancing.
There is, of course, the one caveat to our plans. If COVID causes circumstances to change, we may have to revise our reopening and procedures to follow national and regional health guidelines, and most importantly, to keep everyone safe.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation as we begin to move down the road toward normalcy.
President, Norske Runddansere
P.S.: This would also be a perfect time to renew your membership to NR or to become a new friend of the community. Follow the link here to renew or join online. We welcome your support.
Dance Community Links for Online Lessons click here.
For more information...
Call Jerry or Veronika Newgard 503-636-7509 (leave a message) or email@example.com