Event Information

   Scandinavian--Boulder Scandinavian Dancers  |   Performing Group


We are a performance group promoting the dance and music of Scandinavia.  We hold weekly rehearsals, and perform for schools, assisted-living facilities, and at various festivals in the Denver Metro area, and occasionally farther afield.  We sponsor a monthly social dance on the 2nd Saturday of each month, and also an annual Spring workshop with teachers from Sweden or Norway, teaching both dance and music.  Music is live, provided by either the Boulder Spelemannslag, a group of young fiddlers under the direction of Sharon Gillespie, or by members of the dance group, many of whom play an instrument and/or sing.

We are a group that promotes the beautiful dance and music of Scandinavia, through performances, social events, and workshops.


BDC Member: 
Yes


Contact: 
Erica Rice
 
303 442-7689
 


All events, both regular and special, for this group follow below:

Regular Event: Scandinavian Second Saturday Dance Party - Scandinavian Dance

When:
Second Saturdays of every month through Saturday May 11th 2019

Time:  
8:00


Where:
The Avalon, Sodal Hall
 
6185 Arapahoe Rd
 
Boulder CO 80303
 


Cost: 
$7.00


Contact: 
Mike Palmer
(303) 442-7689



Description

Social Scandinavian dancing, mostly to live music. There is usually a blend of gammaldans (waltz, hambo, schottis....) and bygdedans (polskas and springars). Requests are honored if at all possible. Partners not necessary, but we strongly recommend wearing hard-soled shoes, as it makes the dances both easier and more fun.  There is no dance during the summer months, June, July and August.

Special Event: Scandinavian Dance and Music Weekend - Scandinavian Multi-Day Event

When:
From Friday March 22nd 2019 through Sunday March 24th 2019

Time:  
7:00 pm Friday- 4:00 pm Sunday


Where:
The Avalon Ballroom
 
6185 Arapahoe Rd
 
Boulder CO 80303
 


Cost: 
$130 mailed on/before Mar. 4, $155 after


Contact: 
Sheila Morris
303-469-2484



Description

BSD's annual Scandinavian Dance and Music Weekend. This year the focus is on Norway and the energetic Finnskogspols, presented by dancers Audun Grüner-Hegge and Anbjørg Myrha Bergwitz, and fiddlers Eva Karlsson and Loretta Kelly.

Special Event: Scandinavian Concert/Dance - Scandinavian Dance

When:
Saturday March 23rd 2019

Time:  
7:30 pm


Where:
The Avalon Ballroom
 
6185 Arapahoe Rd
 
Boulder CO 80303
 


Cost: 
$10


Contact: 
Sheila Morris
303-469-2484



Description

As part of our Scandinavian Dance and Music Weekend, our visiting Norwegian dancers and fiddlers will do a short presentation of Norwegian folk-dance and music. After the performance, there will be open dancing--expect a focus on Finnskogspols and other Norwegian dances, but there will be plenty of Swedish music on the program as well. You do NOT need to be enrolled in the weekend to attend this evening event!

Special Event: Scandinavian Christmas Party - Scandinavian Dance

When:
Saturday December 14th 2019

Time:  
8:00 pm


Where:
The Avalon, Sodal Hall
 
6185 Arapahoe Rd
 
Boulder CO 80303
 


Cost: 
$7


Contact: 
Mike Palmer
(303) 442-7689



Description

The Scandinavian Christmas Party is our biggest party of the year, with live music by the Boulder Spelemannslag until 10 pm, followed by other musicians until no dancers are left! Scandinavian or other folk-costumes encouraged. Pot-luck snacks. No partner is required. Children are welcome and encouraged to dance but must be supervised by an adult and are not allowed to play on the very crowded dance floor for everyone's safety.