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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> .
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 June 7, Sept. 6, Oct.
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 <email@example.com>, (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 firstname.lastname@example.org
,or Jim Little and Linda Persson (650) 323-2256 email@example.com. Summer
house parties: July 4 at Jeanne & Henry’s, August 2
at Linda & Jim’s
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 Saturdays Quarterly May 10, October 11, December 20 (3rd Saturday)
Scandia 2nd Saturday Dance (note dates above) usually at
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
(both location and day may change, so call ahead).
NGLS Special Event, Masonic
Hall, 980 Church St., Mountain View CA.
Hello all, Please join us this week for an informal summer
party to welcome Alix Cordray and three visiting Norwegians to the
Bay Area. Alix is accompanying two dancers and a fiddler on their
way to Seattle for the Folkdans Stemne. Bring your dancing
shoes and musical instruments, plus some munchies or drinks to
The location is our usual Leikarring hall--the Masonic Hall in
Mountain View--and the time is the usual time--7:30 PM. However, the
DAY is different--we'll meet THURSDAY instead of Wednesday.
Hope everyone has been having a relaxing summer. It's time for some
dancing! See you on Thursday.
August 9, 2014
Nordic Footnotes Houseparty, Palo Alto CA.
Jim and I are delighted to invite you all to our annual house party
August 9th. The change from traditional summer house party on the
1st Saturday of the month to the second Saturday is to accommodate a
trio of young Norwegian dancers & musicians and our own Alix
Cordray who will be visiting Palo Alto/Los Altos on their way up to
the Seattle Stemne where they will be teaching.
As usual our house party 'program' is very casual. We'll gather
about 5:30pm for a pot luck supper in the back yard. About 6pm we'll
start in with the supper stuff. After the 'second' course of coffee
and goodies we'll clean up and decide to move living room furniture
or just fun and frolic outside. This includes music and dancing
(Norwegian, Swedish and more) and more conversation, maybe a little
It's best to dress for summer dust and dog hair. Layers, definitely.
We have evening breezes (hopefully) if not fog.
To bring: your laughing self, musical instruments, dancing shoes
(for outside as well as in... you never know) and pot luck goodies.
If we are going to have the expected out of town guests it would be
helpful if we could make just a little more to share. We have cooked
up a vat of 'kallops' (Juniper berry flavored beef stew) and will
boil potatoes to go with it. The rest is truly pot luck. We will
provide some beverages and appetizers.
For further information or directions to our home in Palo Alto
We're looking forward to visiting with you all, Jim and Linda
August 23, 2014
Dave and Emma's August Party. Our party is on August 23rd, (fourth
Saturday) starting at 5:00. As usual it is a pot luck party and open
to all dancers and friends.If you plan to stay overnight, please let
me know in advance. 701 Grandview Road, Sebastopol, Ca. 95472 (707)
823-4145 Please pass this invitation to any dancer who I may not
have the emails for. This year we will not have international music,
since majority of dancers are Scandinavian dancers. If Ken makes it
we will have a couple of Contras.
Last update 8/4/2014
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