Make your plans for Skogfjorden

Opportunities abound to experience the magic of Norway in the north woods of Minnesota.  NEW PROGRAM  AT CONCORDIA LANGUAGE VILLAGES for Adults This is our First-time-ever Nordic Holiday Workshop December 09–11, 2016   $225  For one weekend in December, Skogfjorden, the Norwegian Language Village, will transform into your holiday paradise.  From the evening of Friday, December 9 to midday Sunday, December 11, Nordics will come together to … Continue reading Make your plans for Skogfjorden

European Christmas Market Performance!

  For the second year in a row the Peer Gynt Dancers will be performing at the European Christmas Market in downtown St. Paul at Union Depot. We will dance Sunday, December 11th at 1:00 p.m. Info about the Market: The enchanting European Christmas Market will come to St. Paul’s Union Depot East Plaza December 1-4 and 8-11, presenting an authentic replica of a traditional … Continue reading European Christmas Market Performance!

Tusen Takk!

Three Peer Gynt Dancers enjoyed time at Skogfjorden, a Norwegian language  camp run by Concordia Language Villages. It’s magical summer camp: daily adventures, wonderful staff, great friendships, delicious food. They come home singing and speaking Norwegian and begging to return the next summer. Synnøve Nordkap Lodge awarded generous scholarships to our junior lodge members and we are  grateful for their help making these enriching experiences … Continue reading Tusen Takk!

Festival of Nations Info

Wow! Festival is this Saturday.  Here are some handy reminders:   Peer Gynt lines up in the order of the Seksmansril groups, although that is the second dance after the huge circle of Klappdans. Remember that the Klappdans music has been shortened to two choruses – one clapping, the second time shaking finger at partner. Seksmansril is the regular length. Remind the group leaders to form their circle mid-stage to the back so … Continue reading Festival of Nations Info

The Vikings are Coming!

The Dragon Harald Fairhair (Viking ship) is planning its next expedition, this time to the States! They’ll make it as far as DuLoot! No dates yet, but a road trip might be required in September, whenever they’re here. http://www.drakenexpeditionamerica.com/route/ Watch this video to see an interview with the main project leader. They published job openings for 16 volunteers and got 4000 apps! https://hnytt.no/2016/01/07/4-000-kjemper-plass-pa-draken/ Watch more … Continue reading The Vikings are Coming!

Earn those cultural skills pins!

UPDATE: High Speed Knitting underway:   This year we have been working to earn one of two cultural skills pins: knitting or carving. There is more information on the Sons of Norway website. Your dancers should have packets in their folders explaining what they need to submit to document their creations. Please help them finish up. April 9th will be our last session to work on … Continue reading Earn those cultural skills pins!