I’d Rather Be Dancing Norwegian Folk Dances

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Norway is known for Vikings, fjords, and long winters, but also for its beautiful dances, which often involve a lot of twirling.

I don’t know the name of this dance, but the children are performing at the Oslo Museum in a celebration on St. Han’s Day:

Gudbrandsdals Mazurka:

Hallingdans (highlights the male’s skills and is sometimes danced as a male solo):

Hamborgar:

Hans og Hånån:

Hardangervals:

Reinlender (the Norwegian equivalent of a Schottische):

Sandsvaerril (adorable; a lot of flirting potential in this dance):

Tølastep:

Wengurka (the translation is “the Hungarian,” but the dance probably originated in Poland; this is the Norwegian version):

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