The Norwegian Dancers endeavor to entertain, culturally enlighten and instruct audiences with respect to traditional Scandinavian folk dance and authentic Norwegian bunads (costumes). The group is made up of Stoughton High School School Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors and every Spring goes on tour, bringing their authentic dance, humor and fun to audiences across the United States.
The Stoughton Norwegian Dancers practice year round and perform approximately 60 times every school year from October through May. With the end of this year's Stoughton Syttende Mai celebration also ends the 2017-2018 Stoughton Norwegian Dancers season. However, the 2018-2019 schedule will soon be here and you can continue to check here for upcoming performances of the Stoughton High School Norwegian Dancers.
In the spring of 1953 Ms. Reek, a phy ed teacher for the district, selected six junior girls and told them to find six boys for a folk dance group that would go public for the upcoming Phy Ed demonstration. The group was accompanied by a single accordion player. And so the dancers began. Click here to read more.
The Stoughton Norwegian Dancers entertain audiences of all ages from 2 to 102. The Scandinavian dances are complexly choreographed and full of fun, humor and gymnastics and the live music brings joy to all who listen. Click here for more information.
Thank you for your interest in the Stoughton High School Norwegian Dancers. We love hearing from alumni and friends. Please contact the Dancer Director, Staci Heimsoth, with questions or comments that you might have.
If you have a female bunad or shoes to donate or sell please contact Liz Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org.