Barneleikarringen of Greater Seattle

Nordic folk dancing for children and families.  We learn and perform traditional dances from all the Nordic countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland.  This is fun dancing for kids and adults, frequently with live music.
Please join us two Sundays a month.  We start at 1:30 with everyone and then split the group to give the older kids (age 8 and up) an opportunity to learn some more challenging dances while the younger ones (plus new members) work on easier favorites. We dance till 2:30 PM, then have some snacks and socialize until about 2:45 PM.  After a few minutes on the playground (get the wiggles out) come learn to play the music from 3:00 - 4:00 PM. If you play fiddle, nyckelharpa, accordion, guitar, bass, or other traditional instrument, come join in the fun. We'll play tunes for the Barneleikarringen dances, listening tunes, and other "just for fun" dance tunes.

Our practice season is from mid-September through mid-June, with a break during December.  Our normal location is at the Nordic Heritage Museum, but we may meet at other locations listed below.  Be sure to check the calendar for locations for specific dates.   Sign up your child here on the website or send us an email to get on our mailing list to be informed about meeting dates and locations.
Nordic Heritage Museum
3014 NW 67th Street
Seattle, WA 98117
Leif Erikson Lodge                                Swedish Cultural Center
2245 NW 57th Street                            1920 Dexter Avenue N
Seattle, WA  98107-3134                     Seattle, WA  98109

For more information, email us or call 425-954-5257 (that's 425-9545-BLR).  Our Google Calendar (shown below) is shared publicly. 
Barneleikarringen is supported by the Nordic Heritage Museum, Leikarringen of Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001, Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001, and more.
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  • Fall 2016 - 2nd and 4th Sundays We continue for the 2016-17 season to meet on 2nd and 4th Sundays (for the most part - check the calendar for May 2017 dates) at the Nordic Heritage Museum ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2016, 9:01 PM by Barneleikarringen of Greater Seattle
  • Fall 2015 - 2nd and 4th Sundays The 2015-16 season of Barneleikarringen of Greater Seattle begins on Sunday, September 13th at the Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th Street in Seattle.Please ask the receptionist where ...
    Posted Sep 13, 2015, 9:14 AM by Barneleikarringen of Greater Seattle
  • Fall 2014 - 2nd and 4th Sundays Barneleikarringen of Greater Seattle begins practicing on Sunday, September 14th at the Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th Street in Seattle from 1:30-2:30 with snacks until 2 ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2014, 10:18 PM by Barneleikarringen of Greater Seattle
  • January 2013 -- 2nd & 4th Sundays this month In our effort to avoid holiday conflicts, the group will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Sundays for the first part of 2013.  
    Posted Jan 6, 2013, 10:04 AM by Barneleikarringen of Greater Seattle
  • Barneleikarringen Wins 3rd Place We had a great turnout for the Syttende Mai parade on May 17th in Ballard.  It was especially nice to have all of the kids in costume as they danced ...
    Posted May 23, 2012, 12:08 PM by Barneleikarringen of Greater Seattle
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