Nordic Dancers of Washington, D.C.

Velkommen! Tervetuloa! Välkommen! Velkomnir!

We are a Nordic folk dance group that was founded in 1972. The group preserves the traditions of community dance groups (folkdansgille, folkdanslag, tanhuryhmä) that were brought to this country by immigrants from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The group is composed of about twenty people, including many who were either born in one of these countries or are of Nordic descent and others who were drawn to the distinctive music and dances. The group's repertoire consists of traditional village dances, both for couples and groups, and set dances choreographed from traditional forms and figures.

Newcomers are always welcome. No partners or dance experience necessary. If you'd like to join us, drop us a line at and then join us at a session.

Our season starting in September after Labor Day and runs through late May, usually before Memorial Day; we meet nearly every Wednesday night, but check our calendar to be use. New dancers are always welcome.

You can also follow us on Facebook or Google+.

Any questions? Please call 301-864-1596 or send a message to


More information is available in this information brochure.