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

October 21, 2018

Scandia Boston’s second Scandinavian Sundays afternoon features:

1:30 pm… Musicians’ workshop for all instruments, led by Bruce Sagan
2:30 pm… Dance workshop led by Tom Roby and Laura Stern, with music by Bruce Sagan and Marilyn Butler

Both the music workshop and the dance workshop will focus on (Släng)polska Frân Malung Efter Gucku Erik. There are at least two commonly danced polskor from Malung; this one has a short beat on 1 and a dip on 2.

Towards the end of the dance teaching, the band will play several short tunes so that we can all practice the dances with a variety of partners. Following the dance workshop is open dancing with requests to music by Bruce and Marilyn until 5 or 5:30 pm.

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

The Folk Arts Center and Scandia Boston announce a new “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 dancers and 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!