Dance, Cultural, and Other Resources

Dance Resources

Scandinavian dance shoes

Patty's Norske Bunader in Washington makes and sells Norwegian bunads and costumes. 

Susan Sutherland operates the Bunad Butikken in Ely, MN and does business by mail order, including making bunads to order.  Contact information 218-365-7745, or bunadbutikken (at) hotmail (dot) com.   

Used, but still serviceable dance shoes are sometimes available through the Scand Group at Yahoo Groups. By posting an announcement to the group, good, used shoes for sale in the United States or Canada can sometimes be found.  (You may need to join the group in order to post an announcement.)  Be sure to discuss fitting and return privileges with the seller before purchase. 

Nearby Scandinavian folk dance groups

The Northern California Spelmanslag sponsors several regular dances and events in the greater San Francisco Bay area. 

Nordahl Grieg Leikarring og Spelemannslag promotes Norwegian folk music and dance in San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco. 

The Village Dancers of Modesto have been performing Scandinavian dances in festivals and for parties for 15 years. They meet for rehearsals most Monday nights in Ceres, (south of Modesto) at Raube Hall. The group is directed by Janet Kenworthy and is coordinated by Don and Judy Kropp.  Contact Judy Kropp, 209-480-0387 to confirm meeting dates or for more information. 

Fresno Scandinavian folk music and the Great Danes dance group.

A beginning class in Kingsburg, "The Swedish Village," for high-school age and adults.  Held one Thursday per month at 6:30 pm.  Call 559-577-5531 for further information. Kingsburg is south of Fresno on Highway 99.  The town hosts a Swedish Festival each year in May with dance performances and a public social dance. 

The Solvang Village Folk Dancers hold periodic dances in the historic Danish settlement of Solvang. 

Ventura / Santa Barbara County Scandinavian Dance Class, currently held in Santa Paula. 

Dancing in the greater Los Angeles area and Scandia of Southern California.  This group offers a class in San Diego, also.  For the latest information, see the group's page on Facebook. 

The Norske Runddansere in Portland

Seattle area Scandia Folkdance Society

Nordic Dancers NW of Bellingham, WA

Other local dance groups

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society chapter in Sacramento

The Sacramento Ballroom Society does modern and vintage ballroom dance on 2nd & 4th Fridays.  Members of EDSD are admitted free upon identification at the door. 

Sacramento Country Dance Society  for  English Country dance and contradances

Social Dances of the World holds International dances at the YLI hall in Sacramento

Sacramento International Folk Dance and Arts Council (SIFDAC)

Folk Dance Federation of California (North)

Cultural Resources

Finlandia Club for Finns and friends of Finland in the greater Sacramento area.

Monitor Lodge in Sacramento of the (Swedish) VASA Order of America.


23 May 2017 EDSD

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