Scandinavian Dance Groups

With all the Scandinavian activities in the greater Washington metropolitan area it is possible to lead a Scandinavian-only lifestyle here, including dancing! There are two Saturday evening social dances (with lessons) and the Nordic Dancers' lessons and practice on Wednesday evenings. The Nordic Dancers have several performances during the year, one being at the ASA Christmas Festival.

Scandia DC
3rd Saturday of each month

Scandia DC, a Scandinavian Folk Dance Group serving the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, is dedicated to the enjoyment of Norwegian and Swedish couple turning dances. Here is your opportunity to learn and do Scandinavian couple dances. Come and join us in dancing a large variety of dances including Gammaldans and Bygdedans. The group meets every 3rd Saturday of the month from September through May (with a break for the summer). Most sessions begin with one featured dance which is taught before open dancing begins. There is usually live music accompanying the dancing.
Email: [email protected], web:

Greenbelt Community Center (Dance Studio)
15 Crescent Rd.
Greenbelt, MD

Swedish Slängpolska and Finnish Ring Polskas by the Peascod Gathering
1st Saturday of each month, 8:15 pm

For information call 703-356-3036.

Rosemary Hills Elementary School  (in Gym at East end of school)
2111 Porter Road
Silver Spring, MD

Nordic Dancers of Washington, DC

Come any Wednesday and learn traditional dances of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and Norway. Music is provided by fiddler, Paul Carlson. Newcomers are welcome; no prior dance experience is necessary. Proof of vaccination and good-quality masks are required. To verify the meeting room and to check on any possible changes due to conditions relating to COVID, contact us at 301-864-1596 or send a message to [email protected]

Highland View Elementary School, Silver Spring, MD

Beginning or Advanced Scandinavian Dance Class
Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Raised wooden dance floor. Contact Lisa Brooks: [email protected], 301-654-7667 or 240-731-1935.

Mid-Atlantic Norwegian Dancers Party

Monthly Norwegian-style house party with potluck, dancing, and guest fiddler playing. For questions, call 301-270-4925.