Boston's Scandinavian Dance Group
30 Dec 2002
Speledans is the Boston area's Scandinavian folk dance organization.
We put on public dances on a fairly regular schedule.
We also list a few other Scandinavian-related dance and music events here.
The schedule is often sparse during the summer (because so many of us are
off at Scandinavian dance events).
The usual schedule each month is:
Places where our dances are held:
- First Saturday evenings, 8-10:30 pm: Scandinavian Dance (some teaching during early part of evening)
- Second Sunday afternoons, 2-5 pm: Gammaldans (easy old-time Scandinavian dances, beginners welcome)
- Third Saturday evenings, 8-10:30 pm: Scandinavian Dance (some teaching during early part of evening)
- Fourth Saturday evenings, 8-11 pm: Norwegian Dance (check with David Golber before attending)
Admission to most events is now $6.
- Arlington Park Ave Congregational Church
50 Paul Revere Road, Arlington, Mass, USA
- Brookline Church of Our Savior
25 Monmouth Street, Brookline, Mass, USA
(In case of bad weather, call the Brookline Police Department
at 617-730-2222 to see if there's a parking ban.)
- Arlington Church of Our Savior
21 Marathon Street, Arlington, Mass, USA
For further information, please contact
Related Web sites
- Folk Arts Center
- The Boston area's folk dance clearing house.
If you want to know about folk dancing in the Boston area,
contact these folks.
The Boston Phoenix
- A weekly publication that tells you what's happening around Boston.
- MIT Folk Dance Club
- An international dance club that does a lot of teaching.
Primarily Balkan, with a few Scandinavian dances at most events, and
occasional Scandinavian workshops.
- The Fitchburg area's Finnish folk dance performing group.
- Boulder Colorado dance group
- Send email to Eric Meyer
- Scandia D.C.
- Send email to Linda Brooks
or Ross Schipper
- American Nyckelharpa Association
- Skandia Folkdance Society of Seattle
- Scandinavian Dancers of Vancouver BC
- Northern California Spelmanslag
- (Hardanger Fiddle Association of America
- Scandinavian folklore mailing list.
- Roo Lester
- Some Speledans members:
- 1-781-647-1813, 1-781-910-1813
John Chambers &
Shelley Drowns (musicians)
Hilkka & John Williams
Erica Zissman & Morty Isaacson
Wendy & David Ernst
Matt Fichtenbaum (musician)
Jim & Heidi Hipple.
Toby Weinberg (musician)
Musicians might be interested in checking out the phenomenon of
sharable, emailable music using the ABC notation. I have a
music directory / that is full of music in ABC notation;
the Scand subdirectory contains some Scandinavian
tunes that the Boston gang plays.
Please send updates and corrections to
John Chambers at MIT
John Chambers at RCN (an ISP)
John Chambers and Shelley Drowns at the World (another ISP).
The nice banners at the top came from Glenn R. Wichman at the Nordic-American Web Ring.
You can find them at http://ritaren.tripod.com/norden.html.