We are pleased to offer the community and PLU students the opportunity to engage with the handicrafts and skills of the Nordic and Scandinavian-American cultures through a variety of classes.

Other crafts, such as wheat weaving, dalahäst painting, rosemaling, and paperheart making take place throughout the year. Sign up to be a member to be sure to hear about all of our upcoming classes!

Nordic Folk Dance Classes

Nordic Folk Dance Classes return to the SCC this fall, taught by Leslie Foley and Bob Hamilton. The class will meet every Monday from September 23 to October 28 in Mary Baker Russell Music Center,  room 322 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. The last class day will include live musicians! Register below!

Cost: $15 for PLU students, $20 for individuals, and $30 for couples. This includes all classes. Pay in cash or check at the class. PLU students – contact Dr. Schroeder to ask about scholarships to attend the class.

Class Schedule

  1. Monday, September 23 – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  2. Monday, September 30 – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  3. Monday, October 7 – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  4. Monday, October 14 – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  5. Monday, October 21 – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  6. Monday, October 28 – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

All classes will be in Mary Baker Russell Music Building room 322 at Pacific Lutheran University (Link to Google Maps).

Nordic Folk Dance Class Registration

Nordic Dance

Rosemaling Class with Marilyn Hansen 10-12 October

Take a rosemaling class from a true expert, Marilyn Hansen! Gain a new depth of knowledge into the craft and better understand the culture which is behind the various specialty styles. The class will be limited so sign up and mark you calendars! You’ll learn, laugh and come away with a beautiful rosemaled plate and a first-class experience.

This class takes place in October on the 10th, 11th, and 12th – from 9:30-3:30. The cost is $75 total plus supplies- you can either bring your own or buy on site. Please bring a lunch and wear old clothes you don’t mind dirtying! There are grants for current PLU students.

Registration is now open!

Rosemaling teacher Marilyn Hansen

October Cooking Classes

This October Daughters of Norway and the Vasa Lodge will host a number of Scandinavian cooking classes in the Scandinavian Cultural Center kitchen! Participants will watch demonstrations of each meal, and receive a “taste” of each dish along with recipes. The cost is $5 per class. All classes go from 10 am to noon. Simply show up to register!

Wed, October 10: Norwegian Cooking, 10 a.m.

Sat, October 20: Norwegian Cooking, 10 a.m.

Tue, October 23: Norwegian Cooking, 10 a.m.

Sat, October 27: Danish Cooking, 10 a.m.

Wed, October 30: Swedish Cooking, 10 am.

Norwegian cooking class.