Anna’s Visa (Sweden)


Anna’s Visa was presented by members of a gilledans (fellowship dance) group from Stockholm at the Chicago Swedish American Museum in September 2012. Gilledanser are dances set to a specific tune and with a repeating specific choreography. Anna’s Visa is danced in both Sweden and Norway and currently very popular.

This dance was presented by Roo Lester at Stockton Folk Dance Camp in July of 2018. Because it is a circle dance done without a partner, it is ideal for introducing new dancers to the waltz without the need to teach partnering techniques as well.

While there is an official melody associated with this dance, there is nothing wrong with doing the dance to another 8-bar waltz. Roo noted that this substitution is made in both Sweden and Norway. Dance notes…

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