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Skandia Ball – Virtual via Zoom – tomorrow – Sat, Oct 10

The date has arrived! The Skandia Ball is this Saturday, October 10, 7:30-10:00pm PT, a virtual reunion and gala dance evening on Zoom, with an exciting lineup of music broadcast live from Seattle and Sweden, a virtual allspel, and special presentations. Costumes are encouraged with video on (and sound off).

See amazing flyer here with lots of details!

If you haven’t already bought your ticket, now is the time! Here is the link:

http://skandia-folkdance.org/skandia-ball.html

$15 US for Skandia members, $20 US for non-members

Registration closes Saturday 2:00pm PDT

66th Annual Skandia Ball – Virtual via Zoom
Saturday, October 10, 2020  7:30- 10:00 p.m. PDT

The Skandia Ball will be online this year, but still LIVE! Here’s what is planned for the 2 ½-hour virtual event.

  • Three sets of dance music featuring musicians well loved by Skandia dancers
    • Skandia Kapell, one of Seattle’s great music traditions, from Seattle, WA
    • Staffan Jonsson and Samantha Ohlanders, a dynamic fiddle duo (with a Seattle connection!), from Järvsjö, Sweden
    • Mats and Ulf Andersson, fiddlers much loved by Seattle dancers, from Jämtland, Sweden
  • A traditional […]
By |2020-10-09T13:12:55-07:00October 9th, 2020|Culture, Dance, Live, Party, Scandinavian|0 Comments

Scandi Dancers – Norwegian Hardanger fiddle – solo figures taught – Oct 14

The next Zoom session of the Scandinavian Dancers of Vancouver will begin on Wednesday, October 14 at 7:30 pm PT.

LIVE MUSIC – Special Guest Fiddler – Loretta Kelley (Norwegian Hardanger fiddle)

“Loretta is the foremost American performer on the hardingfele (the traditional Hardanger fiddle), an intricately decorated fiddle native to Norway with sympathetic strings, a nearly flat bridge, and a 300-year unbroken aural tradition.”

The schedule for the evening:

  • 7:30 – 8:00 pm Pacific time Join In and Social Time
    When you get on Zoom, you’ll be put in a “waiting room,” and from there you will be let into the dance.
    Other than during social time (7:30-8:00 and 8:50-9:10) please keep your audio muted to maximize sound quality
  • 8:00 – 8:20 pm Dance Teaching – Basic Springar Steps and solo figures
    Taught by Soren Huber and Ross Schipper – “No Partner Needed”
  • 8:20 – 8:50 pm – Live music: Loretta Kelley
  • 8:50 – 9:10 pm – “Coffee Break” and Announcements
  • 9:10 – 9:40 pm – Live music: Loretta Kelley

For more information regarding Loretta Kelley, visit her website: https://www.fanitull.org

NOTE: The Zoom session won’t be up before 7:30 pm Pacific Time on October 14

You can receive an invitation to the […]

By |2020-10-08T14:19:59-07:00October 8th, 2020|Dance, Live, Party, Scandinavian, Workshop|0 Comments

Skandia Ball – Virtual via Zoom – Sat, Oct 10

66th Annual Skandia Ball – Virtual via Zoom
Saturday, October 10, 2020  7:30- 10:00 p.m. PDT

The Skandia Ball will be online this year, but still LIVE! Here’s what is planned for the 2 ½-hour virtual event.

  • Three sets of dance music featuring musicians well loved by Skandia dancers
    • Skandia Kapell, one of Seattle’s great music traditions, from Seattle, WA
    • Staffan Jonsson and Samantha Ohlanders, a dynamic fiddle duo (with a Seattle connection!), from Järvsjö, Sweden
    • Mats and Ulf Andersson, fiddlers much loved by Seattle dancers, from Jämtland, Sweden
  • A traditional Allspel in a non-traditional format, presented as a mosaic video.
  • Plus lots of socializing with presentations of costumes, virtual sharing of yummy foods, and a viewing gallery with photos and videos of past Skandia Balls.  If you are interested in showing your costume, if you want to decorate a room in Scandinavian style, or if you want to make a delicious dish to present to the Ball viewers, please contact Judy Patterson at , she will be delighted to hear from you!

Everyone is welcome – whether you are […]

By |2020-10-09T13:06:20-07:00September 27th, 2020|Culture, Dance, Live, Party, Scandinavian|0 Comments

Scandinavian Dancers of Vancouver Virtual Dance Session Aug 26

On Wednesday, August 26 at 7:30 pm PT, Scandinavian Dancer of Vancouver will hold a Zoom session.  Anyone interested in peeking in or participating is very welcome.  Just click on this link Virtual Scandinavian Dance and we’ll send the Zoom URL and all the information you need.

Given that we are unable to meet in person, we have been gathering via Zoom to get some exercise to beautiful traditional Scandinavian music, and some “different” music we have been throwing in just for fun.  In each virtual session, we teach a dance that can be done without a partner.  Then during the open dancing part of the evening, we play some couple dance music so people can dance inside their “bubble” or just listen.

The tentative plan (all in PT) for the evening is as follows:

  1. 7:30 – 8:00 pm Pacific time Join In and Social Time
    – When you get on Zoom, you’ll be put in a “waiting room,” and from there you will be let into the dance.
    – Other than during social time (7:30-8:00 and 8:50-9:10) please keep your audio muted to maximize sound quality
  2. 8:00 – 8:20 pm Dance Teaching – MALMÖ MAZURKA
    – Taught by Janet Gabites – “No […]
By |2020-08-20T12:08:04-07:00August 20th, 2020|Dance, Live, Party, Scandinavian, Workshop|0 Comments
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