Scandinavian Dance is Back!!!

Salt Lake City
Scandinavian Music and Dance

Regular Dances -- 2nd Saturdays and 4th Mondays

Scandi dance at Garbet Center

 

Everyone welcome! Scandinavian folk dancing is fun, social, and a wonderful, moderately strenuous, non-impact activity for all ages. Instruction is provided. Dances include group dances plus couples waltz, polka, schottische, and hambo. Enjoy live music by our Scandi Band on 2nd Saturdays. 

Full Vaccination is required for the health and safety of all during this close contact event.

7:30-9:30 pm

$7 at the door

Please bring clean, smooth soled shoes and plan to change into them on arrival (to enhance your dancing experience and protect the floor).

Beginner Lessons!

Please contact saltlakescandidance@gmail.com to sign-up and for more info. This class is contingent upon a minimum number of sign-ups. 

Come  Discover Scandinavian Dance!

No partner Required!

Nordic folk dances are generally done in couples, with the exception of a few virtuoso solo dances.  They include turning dances as well as set dances for groups of couples.  Swedish and Norwegian dance rely heavily on the turning forms, some of which are based on Continental European turning dances.  Danish folk dancing is dominated by set dances for four couples and ring dances, which largely date from the late 1700’s to late 1800’s. 

For social occasions it is customary today to dance one or two dances with one partner and then dance with another person.  In classes, partners are often rotated to speed learning.  There is no expectation that one attend with a partner, as it is usual to dance with many different people during a session. 

Full Vaccination is required for the health and safety of all during this close contact event.

Beyond Basics -- 1st Mondays

Location varies– please contact saltlakescandidance@gmail.com for more info.

This dance is for experienced Scandinavian Dancers. Couple dances and more intricate steps will be introduced with minimal or no instruction.

Full Vaccination is required for the health and safety of all during this close contact event.