The Scandia DC Director, Linda Brooks, has been teaching Norwegian and Swedish dancing for over 30 years and has taught in many venues including the Kennedy Center Millenium Stage. She has researched dances from Nordland in Norway, and in 2003 she earned the Big Silver Medal in Swedish Polska dancing.
Linda is also a member of the Nordic Dancers of Washington, DC and teaches Norwegian and Swedish bygdedans (regional and village dances) to that performance group.
Along with Ross Schipper, Linda founded Scandia DC in 1985. They served as a co-directors of the group from 1985 through 2018.