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 Events

    Norse Afternoon of Fun

    Join the Norwegian Dancers, Stoughton's Goodwill Ambassadors, on Sunday, February 9th for the annual Norse Afternoon of Fun in the gymnasium of Stoughton High School, 600 Lincoln Avenue. The combination of colorful Norwegian costumes, rousing music & exuberant ethnic folk dancing will entertain and relieve the winter blues. Audience members are encouraged to wear their national costumes. Admission is $5 for adults for tickets purchased in advance or $8 at the door, children under the age of 14 are $1. Stoughton elementary school students are free. During intermission make your way to the ready to eat treats area for authentic Norwegian pastries, and beverages. Visit the bake sale featuring the same authentic Norwegian pastries, including lefse! New this year will be a cake raffle. The event also includes a raffle with over 30 great prizes - the first place prize is $1,000 cash (need not be present to win)! Raffle tickets and admission tickets are available from dancers. This is a big year for the dancers, as a trip to Norway is planned for June and funds raised from this event help support the trip. The best kept secret in Stoughton will also be revealed during the event - the 2020 King & Queen of Syttende Mai. The Norwegian Dancers appreciate your generosity and support. The Stoughton Norwegian Dancers practice year round and perform approximately 60 times every school year from October through May. This year's 2019-2020 Stoughton Dancer's are in full swing! Please check out this year's calendar at upcoming performances!

  • 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.

    If you have a female bunad or shoes to donate or sell please contact Liz Nelson at