Affiliated with Vasa Order of America, Minnesota District No. 7 The Vasa Junior dancers are sponsored by the Vasa Lodges in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The dancers learn a variety of Swedish folk dances, songs & cultural customs. Parents (and dancers 14 years and older) are encouraged, to join one of the Twin Cities Vasa Lodges, including: 137-RUNEBERG, 138-STENBOCK, 433-KRONAN, and 488-JOHN MORTON. Parents and dancers are welcome to visit lodge meetings.

Entertainment: Vasa Jr Folkdancers

Versk Spelman is a Swedish Folk music group from the Twin Cities specializing in Western Dalarna music. This group is made up of Carolyn Spargo, Annika Spargo, Thomas Spargo, Antonio Spargo, and Julie Anderson.

Entertainers: Versk Spelman

The ASI Cloucberries is an open Swedish women’s choir that meets at the American Swedish Institute (2600 Park Ave) on Thursday evenings from 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its mission is to perform authentic Swedish music for audiences who are interested in ethnic music, and to entertain the Swedish American community. They perform both a cappella and is accompanied by guitar, accordion, fiddle, clarinet, piano and bodhran . Their repertoire ranges from […]

Entertainment: ASI Cloudberries

It’s that time of year again. Get nightmares over the sight and smell of lutefisk as the Swedes and Norwegians battle out their differences over a lutefisk toss. You read that right. Contestants representing their heritage will attempt to toss fillets of lutefisk into a bucket in order to score a point. We suggest those standing in the “wet” zone bring some protection and clothespins. You won’t want to miss it.

Annual Lutefisk Toss

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