Scandinavian Folk Music and Folk Dance
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Regular Events


Mondays Weekly
Scandinavian Dance Class in Sacramento CA
.  Six week sessions.  7-9:30 pm at Hamilton Street Park Community Center, 4855 Hamilton Street, Sacramento CA 95841.  Contact Marida Martin: (916)358-2807 or see http://www.folkdance.com/scandi/class.htm for more info. Classes continue in summer.

1st, 3rd & 5th Mondays  
Scandinavian Folk Dance Class, Santa Cruz, 7:30-9:30 pm, Market Street Theater/SCO Clubhouse, 222 Market Street, Santa Cruz CA. Instruction in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and Finnish folk dance by Ellen Moilanen. $2/session for SCO members, $3 for others. Everyone welcome. For information see http://sites.google.com/site/scandsantacruz/  or call Ellen M. at 831-336-9972 or <mikelblock@gmail.com> .

Tuesdays Weekly 
Scandinavian Dance Class, Petaluma CA.  7:15 to 9:15pm at Hermann Sons Hall in Petaluma.  We encourage anyone interested in Scandinavian dancing to come, beginners especially.  No partner needed.   Teaching by Vince Taylor, Emma Charlebois.   Info: Vince Taylor vtglass@vom.com  or (707) 996-8300 Classes continue in summer.

Tuesdays  (mostly)
Open Sessions for Fiddlers and Nyckelharpers (aka fiddling with Fred) 8:00-10:30 pm  at the home of Fred Bialy and Toby Blomé, 1925 Hudson Street, El Cerrito. Contact ahead of time for updated schedule of gatherings or to be put on Fred's list . Contact: Fred or Toby, (510)215- 5974, <bialy10@comcast.net>.

Wednesdays Weekly  
Nordahl Grieg Leikarring dance class and performance group. Everyone welcome. Masonic Hall, 980 Church St., Mountain View, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Info:  http://www.ngls.net Contact: Anne Huberman or Greg Goodhue: (408)259-9959,408-259-9959, <http://www.ngls.net>, <goodhue@hotmail.com>.

Thursdays Weekly  
Scandiadans 7:00-10:00pm, at Oakland Nature Friends, 3115 Butters Dr., Oakland CA. New session starts Thursday, September 3. Hwy 13 to Joaquin Miller Rd, east (up the hill)~ 1/2 mile, second right onto Butters Dr., go another 1/2 mile. On the right, look for post with 3115 on it (also “Scandiadans” sign). Take steep driveway down to a large parking area. Call Jane or Frank Tripi at (510) 654-3636 or fjtripi@juno.com for information.   Teaching 7-8:30 pm.   

Fridays weekly
Scandinavian Fiddle Class, 7:30-10:00 pm.  at the home of Anita Seigel in Los Altos, location may vary. See http://sites.google.com/site/nordicfootnotes/scandinavian-music-sessions or call Jeanne Sawyer 408-890-6102 jsawyer@SawyerPartnership.com  for information and location/time changes. You may ask to be placed on our class email list. Continues throughout summer.

1st Fridays Monthly
Scandinavian Cultural Evening 7:30 p.m., usually at Scandinavian Cultural Center, 240 Plymouth, Santa Cruz.  See special events calendar section for more info.  Contact: Michael or Ellen at <mikelblock@gmail.com>, (831)336-9972, or <http://www.scc-santacruz.org/>.

1st Saturdays Monthly      Jan 2, 2016, Feb 6, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, house parties July 2, Aug 6
Nordic Footnotes 1st Saturday Scandinavian Dance Party ,  7:30 p.m. - midnight,  usually at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church (Location may change), 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025. Entrance to parking lot is on Monte Rosa, just off Sand Hill Road. Teaching session 7:30-8:30 pm before party. Cost $8. For information and directions see http://sites.google.com/site/nordicfootnotes/home or contact Jeanne and Henry 408-890-6102 jsawyer@SawyerPartnership.com , Sarah Kirton (650)968-3126 sarah.kirton@sbcglobal.net ,or Jim Little and Linda Persson (650) 323-2256 jglittle@aol.com.  Location and Other Changes:  No dance in DecemberJan 2 is the holiday party, starts at 8 pm, no teaching. May 7 party at First Baptist Church, Palo Alto.

Second (or Third) Saturdays before the Second (or Third) Saturday Dance
Open Sessions for Fiddlers, 2 - 5 pm afternoon before 2nd (or 3rd) Saturday dance at the home of Fred Bialy, 1925 Hudson Street, El Cerrito, (510) 215-5974 or bialy10@comcast.net . This is a practice session for the Quarterly  Second (or third) Saturday Scandinavian Dance. Call ahead as meetings occasionally canceled or moved, and times may vary.

Second (or Third) Saturdays Quarterly 
Feb 13, April 9
Scandia 2nd or 3rd Saturday Dance (note dates above)
usually at Oakland Nature Friends, 3115 Butters Dr., Oakland CA. Highway 13 to Joaquin Miller Rd east to Butters Dr.  Cost Feb 13 $10, April 9 $7. Musicians are encouraged to come and play. Dance teaching 7:30-8:30 pm, dance 8:30- 11:00 pm. For information call Jane and Frank Tripi at (510) 654-3636 or fjtripi@juno.com . Location may vary.  Does not meet in January, February, June, July, August, September or November. 

Second Sundays monthly
Bameleikkaring (Children's Norwegian Dance)
classes,  1:30 - 3:30 pm, at  Nordahl Hall, 580 W.  Parr Ave., Los Gatos. Contact Ginny Hansen (925) 634-0266 uffda7@pacbell.net  (both location and day may change, so call ahead).


Special Events

February 13-14, 2016
San Francisco Bay Area Scandia Festival , Albany CA.  Featuring Torbjörn and Yvonne as dance teachers.  There will be no music instruction.  For more information and registration see https://sites.google.com/site/scandiafestivalpetaluma/home-1

February 13, 2016
San Francisco Bay Area Scandia Festival Party, Oakland CA. 7:30 - 10:30 pm, Nature Friends, 3115 Butters Drive, Oakland CA.  Free to Scandia Festival registrants, $10 for non-registrants.  For more info contact Jane and Frank Tripi at (510) 654-3636 or fjtripi@juno.com

February 14, 2016

Special SCANDINAVIAN DANCE PARTY
Sunday, February 14  7:30-10:30pm, doors open at 7:00 Featuring: Peter Michaelsen, from Seattle. Local Bay Area Musicians also playing.
Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Ave. (10 min. from Scandia Festival), Kensington, CA.
Entry $10.
Map:
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Directions from Scandia Festival location:
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For Mother Earth: Please Carpool

Peter Michaelsen, an accomplished fiddler from Seattle who has earned the Swedish Zorn bronze medal for fiddling, will be in town and we thought it would be a great opportunity to feature him at a local dance. Since Scandia Festival is the same weekend, we are hoping participants of the festival might like to have another opportunity to dance. We will do our best to include dances in the program that will be taught at the Festival as well as many of the favorites that we all know.

All are welcome to attend.

Please come, bring friends and don't forget your dancing shoes!

"POTLUCK REFRESHMENTS" will be delicious if we all bring them! (Finger food
only please)

Sponsored by Northern California Spelmanslag.

Let's have a great time as we move forward to spring!

Happy Valentine's Dancing,

Toby & Fred

Please RSVP, as able: ratherbenyckeling@comcast.net
<mailto:ratherbenyckeling@comcast.net

February 15, 2016

Fiddle jam with Peter Michaelsen at the home of Fred Bialy and Toby Blomé in -El Cerrito. Nyckelharpas are welcome and may have separate accommodation. Time: 1-5 pm. For more info/directions Fred & Toby  mailto:ratherbenyckeling@comcast.net or 510-215-5974 or Carolyn Hunt 

April 8-10, 2016

Camp Norge Folkedans Stevne, Camp Norge, Alta CA.  Details TBA. For more info contact Zena Corcoran zmcorcoran@aol.com or Meg Laycock meg@jstub.com

April 16, 2016
Want to have fun and relaxation after filing your taxes? Come over on Sa​turday, April 16, to the "Dances from Norway and Sweden" theme party with *Vince Taylor* teaching Innherredspols (couple dance from Norway) and Mona’s Festvals (mixer from Sweden) - Two fun and delightful dances. Other dances to be included Åtabaks Polska, Rørospols, Byte Hambo,  Sønderhonig, Feiar med Vals, Stabberinglender, Långdans, Stockholm Schottis Mixer, Norskleitjen, Vossarull + requests from all countries. The party will be at First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, 7-11pm.  Donation $8. Sponsored by Moveable Feet Club.  Info LucySChang@gmail.com

Microsoft Word - Flyer-Spring-2015-Stevne.docx June 11-18, 2016
Scandia Camp Mendocino, Mendocino Woodlands, Mendocino CA. Dance & Music from Hallingdal, Norway and Dance & Music from Sweden. For more info and registration see  http://scandiacampmendocino.org/


Last update 2/5/2016

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