Scandinavian Folk Dance Parties

Hambo, Polska, Springar, Schottis, and more!

Fiddle, Nyckelharpa, Accordion, Hardingfele

Nordic Footnotes invites you to kick up your heels at our monthly dance parties. Dance to live, traditional music of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland.

If you don't want to dance, then just come to listen.

WHEN: 1st Saturdays. Click for the detailed schedule.

WHERE: mid-Peninsula San Francisco Bay area. Click for dance locations.

NO partner or experience necessary.

Are you a musician? Musicians welcome to join the allspel--or join our Tuesday fiddle sessions (other instruments welcome).

Not sure what Scandinavian Folk Dancing is? Find out more here: What is Scandinavian Folk Dancing? Our group primarily enjoys older Swedish and Norwegian folk dances such as hambo, polska, pols, polska and springar as well as the more modern waltz and schottis.

What's the music like? The best way to find out is to come to a dance, but you can read about it here: Traditional Nordic Dance Music. We always have fiddlers (regular and Norwegian hardanger fiddle), and sometimes singers and accordion players.

Sign up for announcements of upcoming dances and other Scandinavian events: join our Google group. (You have to be logged in to your gmail account to join directly. If you want to use a non-gmail address email and we can add you.)

Questions? Contact us at

Not in our area? Check out other area groups: Northern California Spelmanslag, Sacramento area

Nordic Footnotes, a program of the Northern California Spelmanslag, a California nonprofit, public-benefit corporation.