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Nordiska is a group of folk dancers and musicians who perform pan-Scandinavian dancing and music. After performances we sometimes give group dance instruction, as well as costume presentations.

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NORDISKA FOLKDANCERS of Seattle is a performance ensemble presenting traditional dances and music of Scandinavia — Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland. Performances include gammaldans. (dances common to many regions, such as waltz, polka, etc.) and bygdedans (regional dances, specific to an area or even a single community) — expressions of living traditions which have been evolving for centuries.

Nordiska also performs many of the complex big-group dances composed in the folk dance movements of Scandinavia in the early 1900’s, including the all-time audience favorite, Väva Vadmal, Swedish weaving dance. Nordiska can focus performances around a specific area or idiom, or present a sampling from many countries, a smörgasbord of Scandinavian music and dance. Nordiska performances include informative narration and may also include a presentation of the beautiful traditional costumes worn by dancers and musicians.