Olympic Ballet Theatre presents The Sleeping Beauty

“The Sleeping Beauty” seamlessly blends classical ballet technique with fairytale charm. Featuring beautiful sets designed by Jeanne Franz, you will travel from an elegant castle to a mysterious forgotten wood, accompanied by fairies of good and evil, a daring prince, a lovely princess, and more. Composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, and choreographed by Mara Vinson &…

Irish Dancing Showcase

Get warmed up for St. Patrick’s Day with this celebration of Irish culture and dance! Enjoy the Carroll-Henderson Irish dancers as they perform artistic, traditional, and competitive forms of Irish dancing. Great for people of all ages from the youngest to the eldest!

Alderwood Dance Spectrum Presents: A Storybook Nutcracker

What do twirling Snowflakes, a Nutcracker Prince, a mischievous Mouse King, and pig-tailed Bon Bons need to complete a ballet? A great storyteller! Now in its 24th year, A Storybook Nutcracker is shorter than the original production and includes narration to bring the story to life for younger audiences. With more than 50 dancers, this…

Skandia Third Friday Dance

From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Larry Reinert and Elaine Mathies will teach the cheery Malungspolska, focusing on the most common variation. This is a fun and accessible western Dalarna dance with noticeable svikt. It can be danced to many different tunes from the region and beyond. When you come, ask us how svikt (the rising…

Skandia Ball

It’s Skandia’s 70th anniversary this year! If you haven’t been to the Skandia Ball, this is your chance! Festivities start at 6 p.m. with the Social Hour; bring finger food to share and catch up with your friends, or make new ones! The dancing starts at 7 p.m. with the Grand March, and continues until…

Skandia First Friday Dance

At 7:30 p.m., Don Meyers and Kathi Ploeger will teach the Stigvals från Övreklarälvsdalen before the November 1 dance. We hope you will enjoy this gentle, lilting waltz variant. After the class, the First Friday dance music will begin with the Tune Sisters Plus, featuring Martha Levenson, Vicki Watt, and special guests Mary Douglas and…

Skandia Third Friday Dance

At 7:30, Jerry Walsh and Judy Patterson teach Schottis from Boda, Lövnässchottis, and other schottis variations to expand your repertoire. At 8:30, Martha Levenson will lead the amazing Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag to begin the evening. She will be joined after that by her student, Shaylah Guynes, for a hardingfele set. Finally, she will play a…

Skandia First Friday Dance

From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Lisa Brooks and Larry Reinert will teach Springleik from Vågå. This is a lovely and flowing dance from the Gudbrandsdal valley in Norway. It has a couple turn at the end that is satisfying and not difficult. See the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6EnoYNnJVY. For the dance at 8:30, we will have…

Summer Performance

The Summer Performance, Olympic Ballet Theatre’s 2019–2020 season opener, will premiere Act I of Don Quixote. This charming comedic ballet is a beloved classic, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa 150 years ago, later revived by Alexander Gorsky, and is set to an energetic score by Ludwig Minkus. The evening will also premiere a new piece choreographed…

Skandia Third Friday Dance

Buckle up and get ready for Finnish fun as Katrilli brings us the St. Urho party, with music by Folk Voice. Katrilli members will teach Fininish dances before the party, so make sure to arrive by 7:30. The evening will feature lots of mixers and dances that newcomers will be able to do. Get in…

Skandia First Friday Dance

Mona’s Festvals and Spinnrokken are two large circle mixers that Frank and Elaine will teach at the March 1 dance. If you can count to five, you can learn Mona’s dance, written by accordion player Benny Andersson of ABBA fame. Spinnrokken means “spinning wheel” and uses mazurka music. After the class, Nordleik (Jane Landstra and…

Skandia Third Friday Dance

From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Jerry Walsh and Judy Patterson will teach Stjuls from Rättvik, Sweden. This fun polka variation offers a nifty take on the traditional polka, with partners dancing a tricky heel click. Dorothy (of Wizard of Oz fame), you have competition! This Friday we get to dance to the great music of…

Skandia First Friday Dance

The Lilla Spelmanslag is perhaps the only youth Spelmanslag in the country, and tonight you will get to dance to their wonderful music! Don’t miss this chance to get some good turns in and support our young musicians at the same time. It’s a win-win! The Lilla ‘lag will be playing from 8:30 to 9:45…

Skandia Third Friday Dance

Jerry Walsh and Judy Patterson will teach Åtabakspolska, a lovely polska from Jämtland, Sweden. Once you grasp the pattern of this accessible dance, you’ll be glad you did. For those “what do I dance?” moments, try this on for size; you’ll be surprised at its versatility. Teaching starts at 7:30 p.m. We hope to see…

Skandia Dance Workshop

Saturday, January 12 Join Skandia for a hallingspringar dance workshop taught by Roo Lester from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The last half hour of the afternoon session is reserved for practice, and the workshop closes at 4 p.m. Turning experience is recommended, but not required. Lunch is on your own, though the Grange will…

Skandia First Friday Dance

Pre-dance party teaching from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. will revolve around a mainstay of Scandinavian dancing: the schottis. Whether you are new to dancing or not, please do come! Besides the basic schottis and variations from a Swedish village or two, there should be time for a waltz mixer and perhaps a new hambo mixer….

Skandia Third Friday Dance

From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Lisa Brooks and Larry Reinert will teach Bondpolska från Överhärde. This lively dance has a turn similar to a bouncy hambo, with an interesting beginning part. It can be done to Bondpolska från Viksta music as an alternative and less hoppy dance. At 8:30 p.m., we are pleased to have…

Skandia First Friday Dance

December’s First Friday Dance on December 7th is the Annual Meeting for Skandia, but don’t let that deter you; there will still be plenty of dancing! Our Canadian friends and fine musicians from Sammenspil are coming south of the border to play tunes for your dancing pleasure, so don’t miss the chance! Do not forget:…

Flakes & Wizard of Oz

Flakes & Wizard of Oz Wizard of Oz performed by Let’s Do a Play [1st-5th grade] (approximate running time: 15 min followed by a short intermission) Flakes performed by First Stages [K-3rd grade] (approximate running time: 20 min) Wed, Dec 5 @ 6:30pm Get ready to shiver, shimmy and shake! The North wind is starting…

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Edmonds Sons of Norway to host pancake breakfast, bake sale Oct. 6

The Edmonds Sons of Norway is hosting a pancake breakfast and bake sale on Oct. 6 from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Edmonds Masonic Center, 515 Dayton Street. Breakfasts are a hearty portion of Norwegian pancakes with strawberries and syrup, ham, juice, coffee tea, and milk and cost $8 for adults and $5 for kids 6-10 (under 5…