Music & Dance Workshops and Festivals – USA

Music & Dance Workshop and Festival Locations (USA)

There are many good opportunities to meet interesting people with similar interests at workshops, festivals, and other social functions across North America and Scandinavia.    

Folklore Village (Dodgeville, Wisconsin) –    This is a folk arts and culture center.  They have folk music and dance workshops (plus much more) throughout the year.  http://www.folklorevillage.org/t2/node/1   A very good documentary video on Folklore Village can be viewed here http://vimeo.com/2849990

Hardanger Fiddle Association’s annual Hardanger Fiddle Music and Dance Workshops (USA) – held at Folkore Village near Dodgeville, Wisconsin.   This is an amazing workshop event that focusses on playing the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, learning the associated dances, singing, mouth harp, etc.   http://www.hfaa.org/

Høstfest (Minot, North Dakota) – A large and diverse Scandinavian Festival.http://www.hostfest.com/

Lindsborg, Kansas – From this site you will be able to connect to their various Swedish festival including Midsommardag and the Hyllningsfest. http://www.lindsborgcity.org/

Nisswa Stämman (Nisswa, Minnesota) –    This is a fabulous festival held in June.   It feels like going to Scandinavia without the long flight.    This is a total immersion experience.   http://www.nisswastamman.org/

Nordic Fest (Decorah, Iowa) –  This is a very large and diverse festival located in a very scenic area.   Don’t forget to inspect the waterfall north of town! http://www.nordicfest.com/2006.asp

Nordic Fiddles and Feet (Littleton, New Hampshire) – A fabulous week long camp of Swedish and Norwegian music and dance held at Camp Ogontz near Littleton, New Hampshire in June. (this used to be ‘Scandinavian Week’ that was held at Buffalo Gap)  http://www.nordicfiddlesandfeet.org/

Nordic Heritage Festival (Lawrence, Kansas) –    http://www.nordicheritagefest.com/

Northern California Spelmanslag (California) – They occasionally organize special workshops and dance events.   http://www.norcalspelmanslag.org/

Scandia Camp Mendocino  (Mendocino, California) –   This is an excellent week long camp held in June. http://www.scandiacampmendocino.org/

Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival (Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota) – http://www.scandinavianhjemkomstfestival.org/


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