Scandinavian Sundays

Music and dancing, 1:30–5:30 pm on selected Sundays

Park Avenue Congregational Church parish hall, 50 Paul Revere Road at Park Avenue, Arlington Heights, Arlington, Massachusetts

December 15, 2019

The December Scandinavian Sunday features a music workshop led by lydia ievins, followed at 2:30 by a dance workshop led by Tom Roby and Laura Stern, teaching Polska efter Ture Bäckstam, a dance passed down by a tradition bearer from the Rättvik area. His polska is more accessible than the better known Polska från Rättvik and has its own satisfying flow against the beautiful tunes from the area. After the workshop we’ll have open dancing and requests to music by lydia (5-string fiddle and nyckelharpa) and friends until 5:30pm.

NOTE: This event will be held in an alternate location–
Saint John's Episcopal Church parish hall,
74 Pleasant Street, Arlington, Massachusetts
(entrance on Lombard Road)

  • Admission $12
  • FAC members $10
  • Young adults $6

The Folk Arts Center and Scandia Boston present the “Scandinavian Sundays” participatory dance series featuring music and dance from Sweden and Norway. Dances are held once or twice a month on Sunday afternoons, presenting workshops for musicians and for dancers, followed by open dancing to live music. The series offers a wide variety of couple turning dances: Hambo, reinlender/schottis, waltz, various polkas, pols, and polskas. Beginners are encouraged; it’s not necessary to attend with a partner; all genders are welcome!

Your donations to the refreshment table are much appreciated. To protect the hall’s wooden floor, please change from street shoes to clean shoes before dancing. To make turning easier, leather-soled dance shoes or other shoes that slide easily are recommended. For the comfort and well-being of all our dancers, especially those with allergies or asthma, please do not wear perfume or fragranced personal products. Thank you!