Barneleikarringen of Greater Seattle

Nordic folk dancing for children and families.  We learn and perform traditional dances and music from all the Nordic countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland.  This is fun dancing for kids and adults, almost always with live music.
Please join us two Sundays a month.  We start at 1:30 with everyone together, and then sometimes 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 (to 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 normal location for the 2017-2018 school year has changed to the Swedish Cultural Center, due to the upcoming NHM move. We may also meet at other locations listed below, be sure to check the calendar for locations for specific dates. Our practice season is from mid-September through mid-June, with a break during December. 

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.
Swedish Cultural Center (map)
1920 Dexter Avenue N
Seattle, WA  98109

Nordic Heritage Museum (map)   NOTE: The museum will close in December 2017, part of their move to a new location on Market Street.
3014 NW 67th Street
Seattle, WA 98117
2245 NW 57th Street
Seattle, WA  98107-3134
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.
What's Happening
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  • Fall 2017 - New Location - 2nd and 4th Sundays Because of the coming closure of the Nordic Heritage Museum (closing in Dec 2017, opening again in 2018 on Market Street) we will be meeting for the entire 2017-2018 ...
    Posted Aug 30, 2017, 10:22 AM by Barneleikarringen of Greater Seattle
  • 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
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