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The Swedish Folkdancers of New York

( 108 Years Old  in 2014 and Going Strong! )

 

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A Glimpse from the Past . . .

1969:

Midsummer 2009 at Battery Park, NYC:

Can you imagine a Maypole in the middle of lower Manhattan?

A kiss to Karin from her "little boy" . . . all 6 ft. of him

At the end of Oxdans, some of the local ladies took matters into their own hands

Photos Courtesy Peter Norrman, all rights reserved.

 

In Göteborg, a rose to remember a dear friend and former member - George Ahlman

2012

 

Come out and watch us perform! Or visit at one of our practice sessions.

(Schedule below)

We welcome your support!

We're up and running (. . . dancing) for 2012!

Join with us at one of our practice sessions for

a wonderful social and folkdance experience.

 

Directions and contact info is available at the

bottom of this page.

Practice and event dates are in the "yellow

box" below.

Hope to see you!

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

(Photos courtesy Peter Norrman)

 

 

 Photos from our Spring Dance on Sunday, April 20, 2008

(left click to enlarge)

 

JOIN  WITH  THE GROUP

AT   ONE  OF  THEIR

PRACTICE or PERFORMANCE

SESSIONS. . .

LOTS  OF  GREAT  FUN !

 

2012 Calendar:

   PRACTICE SCHEDULE:

JANUARY - 19 (Glögg Party)

FEBRUARY - 2, 16

MARCH - 1, 15

APRIL - 5, 19

MAY -  3, 17

JUNE -  14, 21

Vacation Period

SEPTEMBER -  None

OCTOBER - 4, 25

NOVEMBER - 1, 15

DECEMBER - 6, 20

 PERFORMANCE/EVENT SCHEDULE:

June 16 - SwedenDay, Bronx, NY

June 22 - Midsummer at Robert Wagner Park, NYC

June 23 - SAHS Midsummer, Vasa Park, Budd Lake, NJ

OCT 27 - Maryknoll Sisters, Ossining, NY

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Watch out for these pesky guys . . . Coming soon to a Venue near you!

 

Our Past Year 2011:

June 21 - Eisenhower Park

June 24 - Midsummer at Robert Wagner Park, NYC

Sept 4 -  Scan Fest at Vasa Park, Budd Lake, NJ

Dec 10 - Lucia Pageant and Christmas Dance at DAC

 

 

The Swedish Folkdancers Celebrated their

100th Anniversary in 2006!

Check the current schedule of practice sessions and performances

You can be a part of this exciting and active group. Click here for more info.

HISTORY  . . . A complete historical account of our Club.

"You just can't have any more fun than with this crazy group" 

 Join with them on Thursday evenings (see schedule above) at the Jeanne Jugan Residence in the Bronx, NY for 2 hours of great Swedish and Nordic folk dancing and socializing.

Don't worry . . . We will teach you the steps.

Interested in learning Swedish Folkdances? Contact: Oscarssons@aol.com

Group is available to Perform at your event. Contact: madelinevp@verizon.net

Practice Sessions: See Schedule at            PRACTICE SCHEDULE

 

The group gathers in front of the Viking Ship at the Jamestown, NY  "Scandinavian Folk Festival" held Sept. 6 - 8, 2002

Minot, North Dakota wasn't the same

after this group performed in October, 2000,

at the Høstfest.

 

Monica enjoyed being with

Swedish Crown Princess Victoria

at the Midsummer celebration in Battery Park.

June, 2000

Monica and Kjell with a new friend,

at the Swedish Museum in Philadelphia.

June, 2000

THE SWEDISH FOLKDANCERS OF NEW YORK

The SWEDISH FOLKDANCERS OF NEW YORK were founded in 1906. They have the distinction of being the oldest Swedish folkdance organization in the United States. They are also believed to be the oldest ethnic folkdance group in continuous existence in America. In the 1930's the group split, forming two separate folkdance organizations, but in the  1960's, due to low membership, both organizations regrouped. Today the group is in full swing with some 30 members that enjoy learning and performing the many dances of our ethnic heritage.

The purpose of the organization is to maintain the rich heritage of traditional Swedish folkdances and other Swedish customs.

Exhibitions are performed for many organizations, multi-cultural festivals and events within the north-eastern United States.

The dance leader takes great care in teaching many rare and old dances from the various provinces of Sweden,  as well as new ones created recently in Sweden. Authentic folk costumes are worn for all performances.

At the South Street Seaport in NYC in April, 1988, the group performed for the King and Queen of Sweden in honor of the 350th anniversary celebrating the first Swedish settlement in Wilmington, Delaware. In June the dancers have celebrate Midsummer by performing at such events as the Swedish American Historical Museum in Philadelphia, as well as in downtown Manhattan along the shoreline at Robert Wagner Park at NY’s largest Swedish Midsummer celebration and at the annual Sweden Day celebration in the Bronx, NY. During each year's Christmas Dance Swedish Christmas carols are sung as part of a traditional Lucia Pageant.

The group performed in Wilmington, Delaware at the commissioning and launching of the replica of the Kalmar Nyckel, the ship that brought the first Swedes to America in 1638. The group has  traveled to the Scandinavian countries four times to participate in NORDLEK. This folkdance festival occurs every three years, rotating among the Scandinavian countries. In 1985 the group participated in Turku, Finland, in 1988 in Bergen, Norway, in 1994 and 2006 in Sweden. In 1985, the dancers were part of 1500 couples that danced Hambo at the famous Hälsingehambo contest. In October 2000, they performed at the Høstfest  in Minot, North Dakota and at the opening of the American Scandinavian Foundation's new "Scandinavia House",  at 58 Park Avenue, New York City. In 2006 the group celebrated their 100th Anniversary.

We hope that our web presence gives you a glimpse into the rich tradition of this marvelous group. We welcome you to visit with us and consider including this activity as part of your social enjoyment.  Check our upcoming practice and event dates at  Schedule

GROUP IS AVAILABLE FOR PERFORMANCES

We meet at the JEANNE JUGAN RESIDENCE, 2999 Schurz Ave., Bronx, New York 10465 -  on Thursdays (see our dates for practices) from September thru June.  A partner is not required.

FOR MORE INFO, CALL:

MADELINE 516 593-5791  MONICA 201 836-9008

Directions to the Little Sisters of the poor, JEANNE JUGAN RESIDENCE        ***  Parking on the Street  ***

From Upstate and West:
 
Travel to the Throgs Neck Bridge and exit at the LAST EXIT before the Throgs Neck Bridge - HARDING AVE.
After exiting, turn left on the Service Road and then a QUICK RIGHT ONTO HARDING AVE.
Drive about 5 blocks and make a LEFT ONTO THROGS NECK BLVD.
Drive 2 blocks and make a RIGHT ONTO SCHURZ AVE.
The Nursing Home/Residence is on your right - 2999 Schurz Ave. - "Jeanne Jugan Residence."
You can park directly across the street along the Park or in the Parking Lot on your right.
Enter the main entrance and ask for directions to the Auditorium.
 
From Long Island:
 
Over the Throg's Neck Bridge and take FIRST EXIT RIGHT AFTER THE BRIDGE.
Travel along the Service Road to the first left. This is LAWTON AVE.
LEFT ONTO LAWTON. Continue straight for about 3 blocks and make a LEFT ONTO THROGS NECK BLVD.
Take Throgs Neck Blvd about 4 blocks and make a RIGHT ONTO SCHURZ AVE.
The Nursing Home/Residence is on your right - 2999 Schurz Ave. - "Jeanne Jugan Residence."
You can park directly across the street along the Park or in the Parking Lot on your right.
Enter the main entrance and ask for directions to the Auditorium.
 

 

KOM OCH DANSA FOLKDANS MED

THE SWEDISH FOLKDANCERS OF NEW YORK

"Jeanne-Jugan Residence" Torsdag från Sept till Juni

  RING:

Monica 201 836-9008  - Yvonne 212 877-5082 - Madeline 516 593-5791

HJÄRTLIGT VÄLKOMNA!

P.S.   Partner fordras inte.

 

   

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