Scandinavian Folk Music and Folk Dance
Events in Northern California
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
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 <email@example.com> .
or (707) 996-8300 Classes continue in summer.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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,
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:
Scandiadans 7:00-10:00pm, at Oakland Nature Friends, 3115
Butters Dr., Oakland CA. The current session ends June 12, on
vacation for the summer, new session starts Thursday,
September 4. 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 email@example.com for
Teaching 7-8:30 pm.
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
jsawyer@SawyerPartnership.com for information and
location/time changes. You may ask to be placed on our class email
list. Continues throught summer.
1st Fridays Monthly
1st Saturdays Monthly Feb. 7, Mar. 7,
Apr. 4, May 2, Jun. 6
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>, (831)336-9972,
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
jsawyer@SawyerPartnership.com , Sarah Kirton (650)968-3126 email@example.com
,or Jim Little and Linda Persson (650) 323-2256 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Saturdays before the Second Saturday Dance
Open Sessions for Fiddlers, 2
- 5 pm afternoon before 2nd Saturday dance at the home of Fred
Bialy, 1925 Hudson Street, El Cerrito, (510) 215-5974
or email@example.com . This is a practice session for the
Monthly Second Saturday Scandinavian Dance. Call ahead as meetings
occasionally canceled or moved, and times may vary.
Second (or 3rd) Saturdays Quarterly March 21, May 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 $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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 email@example.com
(both location and day may change, so call ahead).
January 24, 2015
Dave and Emma's January party is on the 24th. We
will start at 5:00. Pot luck and all
dancers and friends welcome. Please bring main dishes and plenty of
it. If you plan
to stay overnight, please let me know in advance. For questions, call Emma at (707)
Grandview Road. Sebastopol, cal. 95472
February 14-15, 2015
San Francisco Bay Area Scandia Festival , Emoryville
CA. Featuring Leif and Margareta as dance
teachers. There will be no music instruction. For more
information and registration (starting 12/10/14 at 10 am) see https://sites.google.com/site/scandiafestivalpetaluma/home-1
February 14, 2015
Dance Party at Nature Friends, 3115 Butters Drive, Oakland
CA. 7-11 pm This party is free to participants in the San Francisco
Bay Area Scandia Festival. Info and registration
February 28 – March 1, 2015
Finnish Folk Dance Workshop, Saturday 10 am – 3 pm,
Sunday 10 am -1 pm, FAHA (Finnish American Home
Association),197 West Verano Avenue, Sonoma, CA 95476.
INSTRUCTOR: Pirkko Satola-Weeres &
Katirilli Finnish Folk
Dancers of California. COST: $25 Includes good times, sweating
to the live music and great company. Sauna, swimming and
evening party. Join us for a fun weekend of dancing! No prior
LODGING: Limited availability of guest units at $100. Lodging
in the library in your sleeping bag or in your tent on the
lawn. Lots of hotels in town.
FOOD: Meals available for purchase
April 17-19, 2015
Camp Norge Folkedans Stevne, Alta CA.
Teachers Meg Laycock and Ginny Lee. For more info see http://ngls.net or contact
June 13-20, 2015
Scandia Camp Mendocino, Mendocino CA .
Dance & Music from Hedmark, Oppland and Østerdal Norway and
Dalarna Sweden. For more info and registration see www.ScandiaCampMendocino.org
Last update 1/21/2015
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