SAVE THE DATE!

Norsk Folkedans Stemne will be on August 17, 18, 19, 2018. 
Currently we have reserved the BRICKS for our housing for non campers. This is the closest housing to where we will be dancing in the USO Hall. Most of the music workshops will be occurring in the living room of one of the units in THE BRICKS. 

While we have a deposit at Fort Worden we are still looking at other locations. Please forward your suggestions to this email. 

Camping?
Now is the time to make your reservation as it opens up tomorrow for August 17.Click here to go directly to the reservation page!

Instructors
We are still working on contacting instructors. Instructors already contacted are no longer able to attend due to some family issues.

The Poulsbo Leikarringen is busy raising funds to bring a contingent to young dancers to stemne on Saturday this year. They are interested in learning some lively figure dances so we are in search of instructors who can do that!

More information will be following by the new year! Many thanks to everyone who made our first stemne at Fort Worden such a memorable event. We hope to see you all next year!


What is a Norsk Folkedans Stemne (nynorsk): In Norway, a stemne is a gathering of folk dancers and musicians sharing their knowledge of dances and music. Now in our fourth decade, we carry on this living tradition with select group of dance and music instructors. Norwegian folkdance groups from Canada, the United States, and Norway share this wonderful opportunity to dance favorites, learn new dances and music, and information.

Come and enjoy the immersion for all levels of dancers from beginning to advanced into all the types of Norwegian folkdancing and music from the bygdedansar Skjåkspringleik, Vågåspringleik, and Innherredspols; runddansar including Masurka fra Bingen, reinlendar; songdansar such as Flauman går inspired by Norway’s struggle for independence; and turdansar og rekkedansar (figure dances and longways dances) such as rils, Fandango from Austlandet and Storelvdal. Our website will have updates as to the dances being taught.


 

Norsk Folkedans Stemne is an independent federal and state nonprofit corporation. We accept donations large and small to continue our purposes to teach, share, and promote understanding of Norwegian folk dances, music, songs, heritage, and culture through our annual gathering of Norwegian folk dancing groups from the United States, Canada, and Norway. All monetary donations are tax deductible in the United States.


 

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