Spring Norwegian 2021

Online March 19-21, 2021

Roo Lester hosted the weekend with her favorite dance partner, Larry Harding.

Velkommen til Stjerne Mix! A candy blend that’s popular in Norway, Stjerne Mix (“Star Mix”) described well Folklore Village’s 2021 Norwegian Music & Dance Weekend, hosted over Zoom videoconferencing. A troupe of star instructors guided participants through a weekend exploring the diversity of music and dance in Norway, from the pols of Finnskogen (“the Finnish forest”) in the east where Norwegian, Finnish, and Swedish culture have long intermingled, to springar from the steep valleys of Telemark in the south. Festival-goers were invited to a Friday evening dance with the Skandia Folkdance Society and then to a party on Saturday night featuring the weekend’s artistic staff. We enjoyed the full experience of Spring Norwegian at Folklore Village with cooking classes by our favorite chef, J. Miller of RedBarn Catering. Social time for coffee and tea with friends topped off the weekend.

Mange takk to our event co-sponsors, the Skandia Folkdance Society and the Boulder Scandinavian Dancers.

We enjoyed a weekend of learning and fun…

Schedule
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Friday
5:00-6:00 pm  Allsang
O
pening sing with Meg Mabbs

6:00-6:30 pm  Kaffistova
Brew a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy social time with new and old friends!

7:00-8:00 pm  Dans
Valdresspringar with Meg Mabbs & Bill Gooch

7:00-8:15 pm  Vanleg fele
Beginning/intermediate flat (“regular”) fiddle with Loretta Kelley

8:45 pm  Fest
A dance party hosted by Skandia Folkdance Society

Saturday
10:00-11:15 am  Hardingfele
Beginning/intermediate Hardanger fiddle with Karin Loberg Code

10:00-11:00 am  Dans
Rorøsringlender with Roo Lester
Non-partner: a great session for dancers participating “alone together”!

11:30 am-12:30 pm  Dans
Vestlandsspringar with Alix Cordray
Non-partner: a great session for dancers participating “alone together”!

12:00-1:15 pm  Hardingfele
Intermediate/advanced Hardanger fiddle with Karin Loberg Code

1:00-2:00 pm  Dans
Knut Arne’s Reinlander with Nancy Neuerburg & Kelly Britz

2:30-3:30 pm  På bordet
Norwegian Cooking with J Miller
An ingredients list will be provided to registrants in advance of the class.

4:30-5:45 pm  Vanleg fele
Intermediate/advanced flat (“regular”) fiddle with Loretta Kelley

4:30-5:30  Rorøspols through the Years
A discussion with Silje, Ingvar, and Jofrid Sodal

7pm  Fest
Concert and party featuring Karin Loberg Code, Loretta Kelley, Roo Lester, Chicago Spelmanslag, and more!

Sunday
10:00-10:30 am  Hardingfele
Beginning/intermediate Hardanger fiddle review with Karin Loberg Code

10:45-11:15 am  Hardingfele
Intermediate/advanced Hardanger fiddle review with Karin Loberg Code

11:30-12:00  Vanleg fele
Beginning/intermediate flat (“regular”) fiddle review with Loretta Kelley

12:15-12:45  Vanleg fele
Intermediate/advanced flat (“regular”) fiddle review with Loretta Kelley

10-11 am  Dans
Springar og gangar frå Telemark with Carol Sersland and Kari Tauring
Non-partner: a great session for dancers participating “alone together”!

11:15-12:15 pm  Dans
Hallingspringar with Kathi Ploeger & Don Meyers

12:30-1:30 pm  Allsang
Nowegian singing workshop with Cait Vitale-Sullivan

1:45-2:45 pm  Dans
Springleik frå Vågå with Judy Patterson & Jerry Walsh

2:45-3:30 pm  Bygdedans og allspel
A closing session to review the weekend’s dances and tunes

Karin Loberg Code taught several levels of hardingfele.

Meg Mabbs taught singing, and then was joined by Bill Gooch for a dance!

Carol Sersland and Kari Tauring adapted traditional dances of Telemark for solo dancers.


Event Co-Sponsors