Scandinavian folk dances include some of the world's most beautiful couple dances, accessible to everyone, beginners and experienced dancers alike. We are a group of all ages and live in or around NYC, we love dancing to and playing Swedish and Norwegian music. We always like to see new faces at our events!

Join us on Wednesday evenings and discover the thrill of dancing to live music by members and friends of the NY Spelmanslag, playing on fiddles, hardingfele, nyckelharpa and other folk instruments.

Feel free to download our flyer and please join our emailing list for announcements of weekly teaching and special events.

For details on upcoming workshops and parties see our special events.

We are friends with other dancers and fiddlers around the world, and there are dance events all over the US that are fun to visit. Some are listed on our dancing elsewhere page.

Dates Winter/Spring 2018:

Mark your calendars for some exciting events at Scandia NY!

On April 4, we will have as our guest Loretta Kelley, America’s premier player of the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle. Loretta will join the lag on Swedish and Norwegian tunes. 

On April 25, Roo Lester from Chicago, whom many know from her “Scandinavian Basics Class” at many camps, will join us and Paul Morrissett will play with the lag in an all-dance party night. 

Other scheduling notes: In preparation for Loretta's visit, next Wednesday, March 21, our teaching will focus on the gangar (walking dance in even rhythm) and the springar (dance in 3-beat rhythm) from Telemark in Norway.  

No dance March 28. 

No dance April 11.  Regular dance session 

Final party: June 20!

Spring 2018 Series $180 
($9 per session - save $1 per session/$20 over the spring season)

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Photos & Video

See a video from the slängpolska workshop with Anton Schneider in 2015!

See photos from our Wednesday night dancing!

See a short video from our Norwegian set.

Where we dance

Town & Village Synagogue
334 E. 14 St (1st/2nd Aves)
Gate/door to the right of the main entrance