Salmon dinner and Norwegian dance & music at Leif Erikson Hall this Tuesday

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By Joe Veyera

Norsk Folkedans Stemne presents an evening of traditional Norwegian dance and music, and a wild salmon dinner this Tuesday evening at the Leif Erikson Lodge (2245 NW 57th St).

Dinner starts at 6 p.m., with folk dancing performances starting at 7:30 p.m., including the young dancers of Poulsbo Leikarringen, along with several local and international musicians and dancers.

Alix Cordray, a Norwegian dance instructor in Oslo, Evald Fredholm, an amateur Norwegian dancer and folk singer based out of Toten, Norway, Mari Nustad, a folk dancing teacher who studied at the University of Trondheim, and Elise Tegner, a folk music students at the Norwegian Academy of Music, are all slated to be on hand.

Roo Lester, thought of as one of America’s foremost folk dancers, and self-taught Nordic musician Jane Johnson, and her husband Jeff (which comprise the group Nordic Spirit, formed in 1999) will also be performing.

Tickets are $25 for adults, and $15 for children 12 and under. Seating is limited. Free parking is available next door for attendees at the AmericanWest Bank branch.

The evening’s proceeds will go to benefit Norsk Folkedan Stemme’s, a 501(c)(3) charity organization, educational programs.

For more information on the event, or to purchase tickets, click here.

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