Stoughton Norwegian DancersStoughton Norwegian Dancers

The Stoughton


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.

  • Upcoming Performances

    The Stoughton Norwegian Dancers practice year round and perform approximately 60 times every school year from October through May. View upcoming performances of the Stoughton High School Norwegian Dancers.

    The dancers will be performing at this year's Westby Syttende Mai at the Westby Fine Arts Center on Sunday April 22, 2018. For ticket information, please visit Westby Area Performing Arts Center's website. Doors open at 5:30 PM.

    Stoughton's Syttende Mai Festival is a weekend-long celebration of Norwegian heritage featuring fun activities and cultural experiences for the whole family. Come join us for three days of parades, amazing food and drink, arts and music, athletic competitions, and kids' activities steeped in centuries of Norwegian culture from MAY 18 - 20, 2018

    Planning is well underway. You'll find registration forms for the canoe race, quilt show, parades, the 20-Mile Run, Lil'Run, Viking Games, parades and much, much more at Stoughton Festivals- A Norwegian Weekend of Fun.

    Stoughton Norwegian Dancers Festival Performance Schedule:

    Wisconsin State Capitol Bldg.

    2 E. Main St. Madison King St. Wednesday, May 16 @ 12pm

    Sandhill School

    1920 Lincoln Ave Friday, May 18 @ 8:30am - 9:30am

    St Ann School

    324 N Harrison St Friday, May 18 @ 10am - 11am

    Street Performance

    Division St. and Main St. Saturday @ 2:00pm

    Community Building Performance

    320 North St. Saturday @ 3:45pm and 5:30pm

    Norwegian Parade

    Main Street Sunday @ 1:30pm

    Community Building Performance

    320 North Street Sunday @ 3:45pm

  • The History of 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.

  • Request a Performance

    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.

  • Request 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.