Dances from Norway (and a few other places)

This survey gives a general overview of the various kinds of Norwegian dances.

August 2014

The following list contains descriptions for Norwegian dances, Norsk Folkedansstemne program.

Bustebartepinn-20140726 Firkantreinlender-20140726
Dance Description Video Music
E-18 Desc Video
Senjavals Desc Video
Stockrosen Desc Video (variant) Norge Danser, Strondavalsen
Bruu #12 Desc Video
Honnfeiv Desc
Halling Desc
Springdans fra Torpa Desc Video
Reinlender and polka, improvised Desc Video Reinl
Video polka
Blåsalavalsen Desc
Mellom bakkar og berg Desc
Vise for gærne jinter Desc
BustebartepinnDesc
Nordlandsvise (Det står ein friar) Desc
Alle mann hadde fota Desc
FirkantreinlenderDesc
Jomfru, jomfru Desc
Seksmannsril (for children) Desc
Tretur fra Fana Desc
Tretur fra Hornindal Desc
Jig Circle Desc
Klappdans (for children) Desc
Rugen (for children) Desc
Alixs barnemasurka Desc

November 2013

The following list contains descriptions for Norwegian dances, November 2013 program.

Please note that many of the dances can be performed to "generic" gammeldans tunes. Suggested tunes on the list come from a variety of sources, all available in net shops. The "Norge Danser" 3-CD series is widely available in different shops, including musiconline.no and iTunes.

Dance Description Video Music
Komletrø Desc Hallingdal Kraftlag, Ein i kor fot
Rørosringlender Desc Småviltlaget, Ringlender e Nils Jonsa
Springleik fra Vågå Desc Video 1
Video 2
Norge Danser, Gammal-Storøygarden
alt. any springleik on Lom spelemannslag, Slåttem Drøymd
Stockrosen Desc Video (variant) Norge Danser, Strondavalsen
Galopp fra Værnes Desc Spelemannsminner, Kåte Kare'
Innherredspols Desc Video 1
V 2 download
Norge Danser, Fandens polsdans
Stegvals Desc Video Norge Danser, God valsen
Stigar'n Desc Trøndertrøkk, Reinlender e T Tronsgård
Seksmannsril Desc Video 1
Video 2
Dansefoten, Turdans Vol 3

March 2013

The following list contains descriptions for Norwegian dances, March 2013 program.

Many of these dances can be done to "generic" gammeldans tunes. All suggested tunes below are on the 3-CD album "Norge Danser", available in several stores, including musiconline.no, iTunes, and Spotify.

Dance Description Video Music
Stockrosen Desc Norge Danser, Strondavalsen
Danse vanlig Desc Norge Danser, På høstfest
alt. Love me tender
Tridans fra Meråker Desc Norge Danser, Amerikaturen
Skrupolka Desc Video 1
Video 2
Norge Danser, Polka e Ida Kolden
Springdans fra Hadeland Desc Video 1
Video 2
Norge Danser, Masurka fra Garmo
Reinlender fra Hadeland Desc Video Norge Danser, Pisspotkusken
Rørospols Desc Video 1
Video 2
Norge Danser, Trollsvingen
alt. Dovregubben danser
Busserull (Oslo version) See Rørospols Norge Danser, Romsdalstjerna
Tuluttooq Desc Norge Danser, Setergalopp
Vindusvisker vals Desc Norge Danser, Spellemannstreff
alt. Vals Te Tusen
Alf Steinars reinlender Desc Norge Danser, Slåttefest på Kolsrund
alt. Storegut