Vermont Ski Dance Weekend

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23rd Annual Ski Dance Weekend
January 24 – 27, 2019

We are looking forward to another great music and dance party in 2019 with socializing, skiing, skating, good food and many other possibilities. We take pride in the welcoming and relaxed environment that is associated with this event.

DANCE AND MUSIC

This year’s event will feature dance workshops from the Telemark region of Norway, and music workshops from the Telemark and Valdres regions of Norway. There are also several Swedish music enthusiasts who gather for music jams during the day and in the evenings.

DANCE PARTIES

The evenings will feature dance parties with an emphasis on Norwegian and Swedish traditional dance (Bygdedans) with a lot of springar and gangar played by Sivert Holmen, Birgit Haukås and Toby Weinberg. Stefhan Ohlström will play sets of Swedish music. There will also be sets for gammaldans featuring Pols, Rull and Polskas, and a smattering of dances from other regions in Norway.

WORKSHOPS

Thursday evening there will be a short introduction to the basics of Telemark dancing interspersed with the party to help everyone get started. In the morning and afternoon on Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday morning, Vilde Westeng will share traditions of and teach Springar and Gangar from Telemark. Vilde is also an accomplished Laus (Halling) dancer, and depending on interest we will fit in a couple sessions during the weekend.

Music workshops will feature Birgit Haukås and Sivert Holmen who will share traditions of Hardanger fiddle tunes from Telemark and Valdres during the same times as the dance workshops. For those interested in flat fiddle music from Sweden and Norway there will be jam sessions concurrent with the dance and Hardanger fiddle workshops.

LOCATION

Fairlee is in the Connecticut River valley in central Vermont. Hulbert is a camp-like setting. We dance in the same convenient and homey building where we eat. Cross-country ski trails, ice skating on Lake Morey, and snow-shoeing are right out the door (depending on the weather). Additional cross country and downhill areas are within easy driving distance.

Date(s): 01/24/2019 – 01/27/2019

Time(s): 4:00 PM – 1:00 PM Location: Hulbert Outdoor Center
2968 Lake Morey Road
Fairlee , VT United States

Phone:4012869860

Mail to: [email protected]

Web Site: https://skidance.us

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