Scandia DC 3rd Saturday Dance - April 15, 2017 (Photo by Stan Turk)

Scandia DC 3rd Saturday Dance - April 15, 2017 (Photo by Stan Turk)


Scandia DC, a Scandinavian Folk Dance Group serving the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, is dedicated to the enjoyment of Norwegian and Swedish couple turning dances. The directors of Scandia DC are Linda Brooks and Ross Schipper. Here is your opportunity to learn and do Scandinavian couple dances. Come and join us in dancing a large variety of dances including Gammaldans* and Bygdedans**. The group meets every 3rd Saturday of the month from September through May (with a break for the summer). Most sessions begin with one featured dance which is taught before open dancing begins. There is usually live music accompanying the dancing.

* Gammaldans includes dances such as Hambo, Schottish, Reinlender, Snoa (Polka), Mazurka, Pols, and Scandinavian waltz. **Bygdedans includes the regional and village dances that are specific to a region within either Sweden or Norway.

Ross & Linda

Ross & Linda

Scandia DC Dance at Glen Echo






Sunday, June 18 (3 - 6 pm)

Bumper Car Pavilion (Glen Echo Park)

Sweden in the Park - Nordic Folk Dancing
Teaching 3 - 4 pm by Linda Brooks and Ross Schipper

Andrea Hoag and Loretta Kelley

FREE (Pre-registration is required)

Click HERE to register

The Embassy of Sweden, in collaboration with Glen Echo Park and the local folk dance community, are offering free Swedish/Nordic folk dance lessons and social dances!  The events will take place in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park.  The first featuring Scandia DC is Sunday, June 18.  The first hour is a dance class, followed by social dance.  Beginners are welcome.  No need to bring a partner.  Bring clean hard-soled shoes with low wide heel if you can.  Water supplied.