Lovely Sweden has many beautiful folk dances. Here are just a few.
Familijevals provides lots of opportunities for flirting.
Even though the video says Norway, I think this dance is actually Swedish. Far Ja Lov might mean May I Have This Dance.
This dance has two names: Klapperstycket and Fyrtur från Luggude. It showcases many figures used in folk dancing and square dancing.
Fjäskern (Hurry Scurry) gets faster with each repetition. Also, you change partners every repetition.
Gustaf’s skål (Gustav’s toast) is named after King Gustaf III of Sweden. The dance is appropriately courtly.
Two dances are demonstrated in this video. The first, Hambo, is considered the national dance of Sweden. The second, Väva Vadmal (The Weaver’s Dance) imitates the action of a loom.
Johan På Snippen, a mixer:
Långdans från Sollerön:
Mazurka till Marilyn:
Oxdans (Bull Dance) can be danced by two men or by multiple men in pairs. There are many versions, but they all involve intimidation and “fighting.”