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 Scandinavian countries. Each Monday typically brings
out 30 or more dancers of all abilities.
Happening This Week - Nov. 19, 2017
Hello dance friends,
It’s not unusual to have a good time dancing on Mondays. Actually, that is what we know as normal. And then there are times when the stars become aligned and a normal evening becomes extraordinary. This is such a time.
We’ll begin this week reviewing Hambo which was taught last week by our Salem friends, John & Joan. A second look at this dance will surely help you work out any bugs you might have encountered. Indeed, a 3rd, 4th and even a fifth look can’t help but improve what you already know. Here is a dance you can learn to love as your skills improve.
Following the review we will welcome a long time favorite musician, Peter Michaelsen, who now makes his home in Port Townsend, Washington. Peter has studied Scandinavian fiddle traditions for over 20 years, and is a bronze medalist known for fiddling and teaching. He has previously played for us here in Portland as well as at our SnoBall on Mount Hood.
But we don’t stop there! In addition, we will also have the pleasure of Kim Majors’ trio Vanta Bara, PLUS another trio of Denis Wilkinson with Liina and Eric, all members of Hapsala. Although I have no specific lineup as yet, don’t be surprised if all of these terrific musicians combine their talents for something extraordinary. You don’t want to miss this bonus evening.
Doors are open at 7 p.m., and lessons begin at 7:30 p.m. on Monday.
Come and join us! And bring a friend with you to share what promises to be a delightful experience. See you there!
Membership Due October 1! or Now!
Yearly membership for Norske Runddansere are due by Oct. 1. Only $60! This is a fabulous dance deal (little more than $1/week).
Thank You Musicians!
A big thanks to the musicians who play a few tunes for us almost every Monday! It really livens things up.
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!
Monday dances September through May are from 7-10 pm. These dances include a free lesson from 7:30 to 8:30. Summer Monday dances start at 7:30 and do not include lessons. Admission is $5 per person or yearly membership is $60 (pro-rated for folks who start later in the year) — a great deal! We dance at Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland. Click here for map.
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