Scandinavian Folk Music and Folk Dance
Events in Northern California

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Regular Events


Mondays Weekly
Scandinavian Dance Class in Sacramento CA
.  Four to six week sessions.  7-9:30 pm at Coloma Community Center, 4623 T St., Sacramento, CA, 95819.  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> .  On vacation July, August.  Restarts September.

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. On vacation July, August.  Restarts September.

Wednesdays Weekly  
Nordahl Grieg Leikarring dance class and performance group. Everyone welcome. Masonic Hall, 890 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 in September.  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.  usually 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       Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4 2017, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, Mar. 3, Apr. 7, May 5, June 2, 2018
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.  No party December 2, 2017

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 
dates Oct. 14, Dec. 16, 2017
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 fjtripi@juno.com . Location may vary.  Does not meet in January, February, June, July, August, September or November. 

Second Sundays monthly - not currently meeting
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
Nov. 17-18, 2017
Christmas Bazaar, Norwegian Seaman's Church, 2454 Hyde St, San Francisco. 10 am- 4 pm Friday and Saturday. The traditional Christmas bazaar, as always run by our auxiliary group Tabitha, will this year be held Friday November 17.th and Saturday November 18th, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM both days. There will be a cafe upstairs, serving coffee, open faced sandwiches and strawberry cream cakes. In the church room and the galleria there will be plenty of traditional Norwegian Christmas decorations for sale; Both handmade and bought from Norway. You can also buy Scandinavian food, sweaters and jewelry, in addition to raffles with great prizes. https://www.sjomannskirken.no/san-francisco/

Scandia Dance Parties in El Cerrito CA,
Saturday, Nov. 18
 4:30 arrival DO NOT ENTER CHURCH BEFORE 4:30: THERE IS ANOTHER EVENT
4:45-6:30pm Dance workshop in Finnskogspols with Sarah on fiddle
 6:30-7:30 Potluck
 7:30 Dance Party - Celebrate Anita Siegal's 80th Birthday
 
             $8 Dance only;   $12 Dance & Workshop
(All money goes toward venue & musicians)
Video Preview of Finnskogs on Youtube:
Britt-Marie & Sven Olsson:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2vF-AzSpjE
Stig & Helen Eriksson:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=finnskogspols
Petra Eriksson & Anton Schneider
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYFbD8k_rJw&index=2&list=PLKciCgkhxz-AuhA1nuLp_3T_4XUUtTF6c


Saturday, Jan. 20, 4:30-6:30 Dance Workshop, 6:30 Potluck, 7:30 Dance Party

Saturday, Mar. 10, 3:30-6:30 Dance Workshop, 6:30 Potluck, 7:30 Dance Party

Saturday, May 12, 3:30-6:30 Dance Workshop, 6:30 Potluck, 7:30 Dance Party

Sunday, June 24, (Tentative),  3:30-6:30 Dance Workshop, 6:30 Potluck, 7:30 Dance Party
Hillside Community Church  
1422 Navellier St.
El Cerrito       
Map:  http://www.hillsideswedenborg.org/contact/
(About 12 blocks from El Cerrito Del Norte BART
For Mother Earth:  Please Carpool or BART if you can)
For more information
Fred & Toby
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Dec 2, 2017
SWEA Christmas Fair, 1111 Gough St at Geary, San Francisco CA. 9 am - 4 pm. Adults $8, Seniors (65+) $5, Children 6-12 $2. http://sanfrancisco.swea.org/christmas-fair/

April 20-22, 2018
Camp Norge Folkedans Stevne, Alta, CA.  Teaching and teachers TBD. Info and registration http://ngls.net/folkedans-stevne/ For more info contact Zena Corcoran zmcorcoran@aol.com or Meg Laycock meg@jstub.com.

Last update 11/10/2017

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