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Swedish Folk Dance

You have the oppurtunity to watch a performance of Swedish folk dance and a chance to try it yourself.

Folkdanslaget Rillen, a folk dance group from Gävle, founded in 1952, will show some traditional Swedish dances. This performance will give you a taste of Swedish folk dancing, including a glimpse of a Swedish Midsummer feast. At the end we invite you to take part and try some dances yourself.

Folkdanslaget Rilllen

About folk dancing in Sweden

Folk dances are traditional dances that have a form and performance based on how people from a particular geographical location or social background perform them. Folk dances are danced almost exclusively to folk or fiddle music and dancers often wear traditional clothing. Swedish folk dance can be danced as couple dances, group dances or ritual dances. The dances in Swedish folk dance have great similarities with folk dances in the other Nordic countries, but some dance patterns taken from the court and noble dances of continental Europe and Britain from around the 16th to 19th centuries can also be seen.

Published by: Catarina Carlsson Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2024-03-19
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)