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.
Dance lessons return!
Happening This Week – Oct. 23, 2016
Hello again dance friends,
Last week was fun and interesting. We had the pleasure of three fiddlers doing their magic for us again. Kim and Kim were supplemented with the occasional nyckleharpa key fiddle by Linda Silver. It was really good. I think everyone appreciates our good fortune of having live music.
This week we going to review everything we’ve introduced to you so far this season. In case you’ve somehow forgotten what those were, that would include Telegangar, Schottis, Ti Ti Ti Jenkka, Snoa, Vals and polka. Whew! Clearly the brief period allotted is not sufficient to contemplate teaching those dances from scratch, but these reviews will be good reminders of those dances you’ve learned with us this season, touching on the highlights.
Bill Hoyland will be our guy at the music machine this week. Bill enjoys finding the dance tunes played less often.
Our lessons begin mostly almost always promptly at 7:30. The doors open at 7 p.m. for a little warm up and idle chit chat with your friends before getting down to it. Come for the lesson and stay for the dance. You’ll be glad you did, and so will we.
Last week I sent you a flyer for our upcoming Harvest/ Halloween dance scheduled for October 31. I am including that flyer again this week as a reminder so that you’ll have some time to consider your unusual seasonal creative evening wear or your traditional ethnic costume.
Yearly membership dues are due Oct. 1. Only $60/year. A deal!
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!
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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.
For more information...
Jerry or Veronika Newgard 503-636-7509 firstname.lastname@example.org