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Open House Activities

The doors are kept open for all, members as well as visitors, every Sunday from 6 p.m. The season lasts from the first Sunday in September until the end of May. At Christmas and Easter the activities are moved from Sunday to Monday.

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Once you are inside the 17th century building, music will reach you from every corner. Bring your own instrument and don't forget your dancing shoes! Play with fellow musicians just for fun or, for even more fun, play for people to dance (sign upp for half an hour dance music on the dance music list).

If you like to dance there is a nice dancing hall for your feet. If you get tired, sit down in the café and enjoy the music from the musicians that gather for improvised concerts. There is no entrance fee.

Dance instructions
Free instruction in traditional dances are given every Sunday. At 6 p.m. you can join the lessons in "gammeldans" and from 7 p.m. there is a one hour instruction in "polska". All lessons starts out from a beginner level but can also be joined by those with some experience in the various dances. You will find the lessons a very useful and enjoyable introduction to Swedish and Scandinavian traditional dancing as well as an excellent opportunity to make friends who share your interest in music and dancing.

Play tunes in the "Låtstga"
From 6 p.m. skilled musicians will teach you how to play traditional tunes in our music workshop, the "låtstuga". The teachers play violin but other instruments are also welcomed.

Sing in the "Visstuga"
From 7 p.m. we sing and troll by ear from the traditional treasure of songs and tunes. There will be a leader for the session but everyone is free to suggest songs to be sung. Join the singing or just sit down to listen.

Dancing
At 8 p.m. as soon as the dance instruction ends, the dance continues as long as there are musicians willing to play or sing, often till midnight. We dance in the big room where the Swedish Navy used to sew and repair their sails. The dancing takes place in a very informal and equal way, whether man or woman just hold out your hand with a smile and you will find a dance partner for the next dance.


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Updated May 2011,
Arne Kjellman

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