Scandinavian Dancing in Santa Barbara and Ventura County!

Fall kickoff concert & dance party in Santa Barbara: Sunday September 14

Second and Fourth Saturday dance class in Santa Paula

First Sunday Scandinavian dancing in Santa Barbara

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Beginning and experienced dancers,
singles and couples,
all are welcome.

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Fall Kickoff Swedish Fiddle Concert & Dance Party in Santa Barbara

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 2:00 - 5:00 pm at First Presbyterian

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Help us kick off this year's Scandie music and dance season in style!

The afternoon begins with a very special visiting musician from Sweden, who will present a Scandinavian fiddle concert at 2:00. Johan Holland is just 29 years old and has devoted over half his life to the folk music traditions of Dalarna, a major center of Swedish folk music and dance. Johan won the Pål Olle Scholarship while at the Falun Conservatory of Music, and has studied under renowned fiddler Jonny Soling in Malung and led the Malung Lilla Spelmanslag.

Following the concert, we will have live dance music from 2:45 to 5:00 by Skandia South fiddlers and visiting friends, with beginning dance instruction by our wonderful Santa Paula Class teaching staff. This is a great way to find out what Scandinavian dancing is like.

Dancing begins at 2:45 with simple walking dances that anyone can do. Then we will teach the basic turning dances schottis and snoa, and progress to more advanced dances at the end of the afternoon.

Wear laced shoes, preferably with leather soles.
Everyone is welcome; no experience or partner necessary.

LOCATION: First Presbyterian Church, 21 East Constance Avenue
On the corner of State and Constance, just north of downtown Santa Barbara.

CONTACT: Ilse Gilbert, 805-403-8811, ilse.gilbert@gmail.com

COST: $10 for the concert and dance.

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Second and Fourth Saturday Dance Class in Santa Paula

2:00 - 5:00 pm at Briggs School unless otherwise specified.

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LOCATION: Briggs School, 14438 W. Telegraph, Santa Paula, a great dance floor in a beautiful country location.
Between Ventura and Santa Paula on the 126 freeway, exit at Briggs Rd, then north to Telegraph.

FORMAT:
Energetic dancing in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere, with expert teaching for all levels from first-timers through experienced dancers. Come to find out what Scandinavian dance is all about, or to improve your style and learn new dances, or just to dance with friends. Singles and couples welcome. Wear smooth-soled (preferably leather) shoes with laces.

TEACHERS: Cameron Flanders, John Chittum, Dori Lehner, Chris Gruber

CONTACT: Madeleine Waddell, 805-604-9608, mdejounge@aol.com

COST: $8 contribution per session to share expenses.

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First Sunday Scandinavian Dancing in Santa Barbara

3:30 - 5:30 pm at First Presbyterian

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Dances taught 2007-2008

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WHAT IS SCANDIANVIAN DANCE? (courtesy of John Hingtgen)

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Other Scandinavian dance groups nearby:

Los Angeles area classes

San Diego classes

Sacramento classes

Solvang Village Folk Dancers

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Webmaster: John Gilbert