Scandinavian Folk Dancing is taught in the greater Sacramento area in short courses of four to six sessions each, with breaks for holidays during the class period. The classes cover basic and some intermediate level dances, as well as good dance technique. Advanced dances may be requested during the request period, but generally the classes will emphasize more fundamental skills. No previous experience is required. Singles & couples are welcome. Partners are rotated frequently to speed the learning process and give everyone a chance to participate. Classes began in November 2006 and continue through the present. The teaching leader is Marida Martin, and she is assisted by other experienced Scandinavian dancers. Marida can be reached at 916-358-2807.
Classes are taught continually in the city of Sacramento. When there is enough interest, a second class series is offered in the foothill community of Cameron Park (along US Highway 50) on different days of the week.
Monday evenings 7:00 - 9:30 pm. Beginner dances are normally taught 7:00 - 7:45 pm, with intermediate dances taught 7:45 - 9:00 pm.
Check the City's web site for the starting and ending dates of each session. At the auditorium of the Coloma Community Center,
4623 T St., Sacramento, CA, 95819. www.parksandreconline.cityofsacramento.org
See a flyer on the class here.
To register, call
During summer 2012, the class will be held with a different focus than during the school year. The emphasis will be on dance pieces in the performance repertoire, with some time for request dancing.
In Cameron Park (foothill area near US Highway 50), at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr., Cameron Park, CA 95682. Map of center location. (530)-677-2231
Cost is approximately for four sessions is $28 for residents of Cameron Park or $33 for residents of other areas.
Previous Flyer on Cameron Park classes.
Bring smooth soled shoes; low heels with arch support are best. For men, a broken-in pair of leather dress shoes with a smooth sole works well. For women, a sturdy leather shoe with a low heel and smooth sole will work. Avoid wearing shoes with all-rubber soles, as they don't allow for easy turning. Dress for comfort. Water is available in the building.
Classes generally begin with easier dances and proceed to intermediate dances later in the session. Dances of any level may be requested during a request period, often in the middle of the session.
Photo by Sandra Kesler
|Photos of correct dance holds and positions:|
|Various basic holds|
|Essential footwork in turning dances. (See the page, "Couple Dance Types.")|
Photo by Marida Martin
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