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 – Dec. 5, 2016
Sorry, but this is not Allen, he should be back in his writing element next Monday. Wow, that will be after SnoBall already.
On Saturday Jerry and I attended the 32nd ScanFair at the Coliseum in Portland. What we could see was astounding. So many people little, old, young, in costume, in some interesting attire having much fun and enjoying the music, the dancing, the food and the many vendors tempting everyone with wonderful wares. It truly was an event of so many hand made items of jewelry, pottery, rosemaling, painting, weaving, knitting, metal works, wood carvings, some new some old and recycled for others to appreciate. If you were not there you missed an outstanding event.
We had about a dozend interested people sign up for this dance reminder on Saturday alone!. They seemed to really want to see what we do, so let us welcome them, if they show up on Monday night. WELCOME!!
Our adult dance group, Nordlys, did another one of their excellent dance performances and the Leikarringen kids groups, little, middle and older kids, performed another outstanding program. Christie and Darcy do wonders with channeling the kids's enthusiasm into terrific dance performances. Then we had Fossegrimen, a Trio from Denmark and Leikarringen's own band playing for performances, our listening pleasure and dancing for those who wanted to get a little exercise.
What a wonderful experience.
Now to Monday's dancing. Last week Sandra and Marc reviewed the Schottis fr. Delsbo and taught the Swede-Finn mixer, which everyone enjoyed. Thank you so much for filling in for the absent David.
This Monday we will have David back from sunny California and he will teach the Polska Jarvsö.
Liz Higuera will be our DJ. She watches who is on the dance floor and in the audience and tailors her dance selections for the group accordingly.
Now to next weekend's NR's highlight of the year party up at Mazama Lodge on Mt. Hood - the 28th SnoBall.. This Monday is the last day to sign up for this event. Sorry, all the early discounts have expired and
there are no more lower bunks except in the women's dorm. (Sorry, no guys!) But there are still middle and upper bunks available. If you don't know what this event looks like go to the SnoBall page. Call me if you have any questions, 503-636-7509, please leave a message, we monitor the phone. I will have to report the meal count on Tuesday to the lodge to do their shopping.
Hope to see many of you this Monday night and hopefully up on the mountain.
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 email@example.com